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80th Annual Academy Awards Winners

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The 80th Annual Academy Awards is now history and although it still seems to lack the luster of "the old days," we still find ourselves drawn toward the star-studded festivities. There were a few surprises this evening in the awards recipients, but it was a good show.

Jon Stewart was hilarious, especially his opening act. He even managed to squeeze some high-tech ingredients into some of his jokes, pretending to watch movies on his iphone and consulting the IMDB for some history on Nicole Kidman.

Unlike last year, I had managed to see a large portion of the nominees this year. The Bourne Ultimatum won three Oscars for post production, but was obviously missing from more prestigious awards. It won for sound, mixing, and editing.

One of the major upsets of the evening was the win of Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose" in the category of Best Actress. I was a bit disappointed in Daniel Day-Lewis' win in Best Actor as well. I was hoping Tommy Lee Jones would get it for his work in "In the Valley of Elah," who also starred in another nominated film, "No Country for Old Men."

The major winners this year are:

Best Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • George Clooney in "Michael Clayton"

  • Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" - Winner
  • Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
  • Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah"
  • Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises"

Best Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"

  • Julie Christie in "Away from Her"
  • Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose" - Winner
  • Laura Linney in "The Savages"
  • Ellen Page in "Juno"

Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

  • Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men" - Winner
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
  • Hal Holbrook in "Into the Wild"
  • Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"

Best Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"

  • Ruby Dee in "American Gangster"
  • Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
  • Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
  • Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton" - Winner

Best Achievement in directing

  • "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" - Julian Schnabel

  • "Juno" - Jason Reitman
  • "Michael Clayton" - Tony Gilroy
  • "No Country for Old Men" - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - Winners
  • "There Will Be Blood" - Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Original screenplay

  • "Juno" - Winner

  • "Lars and the Real Girl"
  • "Michael Clayton"
  • "Ratatouille"
  • "The Savages"

Best Animated feature film of the year

  • "Persepolis"

  • "Ratatouille" - Winner
  • "Surf's Up"

Best Achievement in visual effects

  • "The Golden Compass" - Winner

  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
  • "Transformers"

Best Motion Picture of the year

  • "Atonement"

  • "Juno"
  • "Michael Clayton"
  • "No Country for Old Men" - Winner
  • "There Will Be Blood"




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