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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."
Best Performance by an actor in a leading role
Best Performance by an actress in a leading role
Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Best Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Best Achievement in directing
Best Original screenplay
Best Animated feature film of the year
Best Achievement in visual effects
Best Motion Picture of the year