Meryl Streep, who celebrated the evening at the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, has been nominated for an Oscar 15 times. This year, Streep was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for "Doubt," but Kate Winslet took the prize.
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No Academy Awards event is complete without the march down the red carpet and the 81st annual awards ceremony was no different, with stars as far as the eye and cameras could see.
Hugh Jackman hosted the star-studded night, filled with musical performances, teary acceptance speeches, and many gold statues — have a look.