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

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