Killer night at the Oscars

Academy Award winnersNo Country for Old Men picked up four awards at last night’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem, for his portrayal of a murderer. As expected, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for There Will Be Blood, but the female acting honors were a bit of a surprise. Marion Cotillard won Best Actress for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, instead of Golden Globe winner Julie Christie for Away From Her as many expected, and Tilda Swinton won Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton, not Cate Blanchett, who was the Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Bob Dylan in I’m Not There. This was the second time in history that all four acting awards went to foreigners — the first time was in 1965, when the Oscars went to four Brits and a Russian. For a full list of winners, click here.

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  1. Dave • February 25, 2008 @ 12:22 PM

    I thought There Will Be Blood should win best picture. I’ve seen No Country for Old Men and didn’t think it was as good.

  2. Sam • February 25, 2008 @ 2:30 PM

    I’ve seen all the Oscar nominated movies this year, and I’m sad that Michael Clayton only won one Oscar. No Country for Old Men had a terrible ending but Javier and Josh Broslin were amazing. Subsequently, There Will Be Blood had a good ending, terrible plot development but amazing performance by Day-Lewis. Michael Clayton on the other hand had absolutely everything perfectly blended, but didn’t get much media attention. Since Blood and Country Men had gotten immense media attention lately since their debut at the Cannes and other International Film Festivels, they were really in the race neck-to-neck. Michael Clayton was far more deserving that Blood and Country Men, and Clooney SHOULD have won the Oscar for Best Actor.

  3. Anonymous • February 25, 2008 @ 6:25 PM

    That was some show!

  4. double • February 25, 2008 @ 6:32 PM

    My favourite part of watching the Oscars is the red carpet arrivals. Clooney was yummy as usual and Oprah was absolutely radiant. 🙂

  5. double • February 25, 2008 @ 6:38 PM

    OPRAH?!?! LOL!!!

  6. sk8tergirl • February 25, 2008 @ 7:55 PM

    The Oscars were alright.

  7. Anonymous • February 25, 2008 @ 8:26 PM

    here i am watching the oscars and lo and behold, doesn’t woody woodpecker (red head and all) walk up to claim one! wow!!

  8. Billy Hill • February 26, 2008 @ 3:50 AM

    I’m inclined to agree!

  9. Anonymous • February 26, 2008 @ 10:59 AM

    Agree about what, Billy Hill? lol

  10. Anonymous • February 27, 2008 @ 1:50 PM

    Mariah looked incredible!

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