Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, was among those thanked at last night's spectacular Oscars ceremony.

Pixar's WALL·E, a futuristic animated adventure for young and old, won 'Best Animated Feature Of The Year,' the fourth time Disney-Pixar have won the category since it was created in 2001.

It beat of stiff competition from Bolt and Kung Fu Panda.

WALL·E director Andrew Stanton, praised Steve Jobs for creating a "cinema safe haven" where only a film like WALL.E could possibly be made.

Pixar’s ninth movie was also nominated for Original Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Song Oscars, although it lost to Milk, Slumdog Millionaire and The Dark Knight in those other categories.

Steve Jobs official bio reveals that Pixar has created some of the most successful animated films of all time including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille.

Add WALL·E to that list.

The event over night, during which Slumdog Millionaire and Kate Winslet both triumphed, was missing from any mainstream UK TV screens, with only Sky Movies Premiere/HD viewers enjoying the live ceremony.

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