Top news for year 2009


Date Headline
January 20, 2009 Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States
February 12, 2009 The United States passes a $787 billion economic stimulus package
March 9, 2009 The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits a 12-year low
April 28, 2009 The World Health Organization declares a global pandemic of the H1N1 virus
June 25, 2009 Michael Jackson dies at the age of 50
July 7, 2009 The United Nations Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea
August 9, 2009 Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino dies at the age of 76
September 9, 2009 Apple unveils the iPhone 3GS
October 9, 2009 President Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
November 5, 2009 A shooting at Fort Hood in Texas leaves 13 people dead and 30 injured
December 1, 2009 The United States announces a troop surge in Afghanistan
December 18, 2009 The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ends without a binding agreement

Movies of the year

Movie Title Director Cast Genre
Avatar James Cameron Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty War, Drama, Thriller
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender War, Drama, Action
Up Pete Docter, Bob Peterson Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger Animation, Adventure, Comedy
District 9 Neill Blomkamp Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
Star Trek J.J. Abrams Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Up in the Air Jason Reitman George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick Drama, Romance, Comedy
The Blind Side John Lee Hancock Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron Drama, Sport
Invictus Clint Eastwood Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge Drama, Sport, Biography
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince David Yates Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Fantasy, Adventure, Family

Oscar award winner of year

Award Winner Description
Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire A drama film about a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on a game show and recounts his life story to answer the questions.
Best Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) The director of Slumdog Millionaire, a British filmmaker known for his work on Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.
Best Actor Sean Penn (Milk) An American actor known for his roles in Mystic River, Milk, and Dead Man Walking.
Best Actress Kate Winslet (The Reader) A British actress known for her roles in Titanic, The Reader, and Revolutionary Road.
Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) An Australian actor known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight, and A Knight's Tale.
Best Supporting Actress Pen´┐Żlope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) A Spanish actress known for her roles in Volver, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Nine.
Best Original Screenplay Dustin Lance Black (Milk) An American screenwriter known for his work on Milk and J. Edgar.
Best Adapted Screenplay Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) A British screenwriter known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and The Full Monty.
Best Animated Feature WALL-E An American computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios.
Best Foreign Language Film Departures (Japan) A Japanese drama film about a cellist who becomes a mortician and learns to appreciate life and death.