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Jackman, Miley and those cute Slumdog kids — Oscar winners or losers?

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Hugh Jackman brought his singing and dancing act to the Oscar awards ceremony and “Slumdog Millionaire” walked off with a leading 8 Oscars.

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But who were the real stars of the show, and did the performances on the red carpet beat those on the slumdog-kidsstage of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood?

Viewership for Sunday’s telecast was up from last year but how much did that have to do with new host Jackman, stars like Beyonce, and the much-anticipated best supporting actor award for Australia’s Heath Ledger after his death?

The cute “Slumdog” kids in their mini tuxedos and party dresses, flown over from Mumbai, melted the hearts of those on the red carpet.

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