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Last Updated: Monday February 26 2007 06:38 GMT

Happy Feet dances to Oscar win

Happy Feet

Happy Feet, a film about dancing penguins, has won an Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

The flick took best animated feature film, beating Cars and Monster House in the push for a prize at the biggest award ceremony in the world of film.

It was a good year for the Brits, as Dame Helen Mirren bagged best actress for her title role in The Queen.

And American Idol loser and Beyonce's co-star Jennifer Hudson took best supporting actress for Dreamgirls.

Dame Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Mirren won best actress

It was a glitzy night, with all the women in posh frocks and the men in tuxedos.

George Miller, who directed Happy Feet, said: "I asked my kids, 'What should I say?' They said, 'Thank all the men for wearing penguin suits.'"

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest took the golden statue for special effects, and An Inconvenient truth, a film about global warming, got the gong for best documentary.

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