Friday, 29 February 2008
2008 Oscar Winners
The acting awards at this year's Oscar ceremony were dominated by European winners, while Joel and Ethan Coen's film No Country For Old Men took four gongs, including best picture and best direction.
British thespian Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor for his role in There Will Be Blood and French newcomer Marion Cotillard was named best actress for her portrayal of the life of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.
Former Spanish rugby international Javier Bardem was named best supporting actor and Brit Tilda Swinton was awarded best supporting actress for her role in Michael Clayton.
Disney movie Ratatouille took the award for best animated feature and Juno was awarded best screenplay. Best foreign language film was given to Austrian movie The Counterfeiters, a story about forging fraudelent cash for the Nazi's during World War II.
The awards can be seen in full below.
Best picture: No Country For Old Men
Best director: Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men
Best actor: Daniel Day-Lewis: There Will Be Blood
Best actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Best supporting actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Best supporting actor: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
Best foreign language film: The Counterfeiters (Austria)
Best animated feature film: Ratatouille
Best adapted screenplay: No Country For Old Men
Best original screenplay: Juno
Best music (score): Atonement
Best music (song): Falling Slowly - Once (performed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)
Best documentary feature: Taxi to the Dark Side
Best documentary short subject: Freeheld
Best visual effects: The Golden Compass
Best cinematography: There Will Be Blood
Best art direction: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best animated short film: Peter and the Wolf
Best short film: Le Mozart des Pickpockets
Best costume design: Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Best make-up: La Vie en Rose
Best sound mixing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Best sound editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Best film editing: The Bourne Ultimatum