Oscars 2008: who won what?

Fancy reading about who won the Oscars, without any of that nonsense about what everybody was wearing? You're in the right place.

Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men

Oscar night was a good night to be a Coen brother. After a lean spell, which brought us Intolerable Cruelty and the pointless remake of The Ladykillers, the brothers stormed back to their best with No Country For Old Men, and – for the first time – took home Oscar gold for directing (they’d picked up screenplay for Fargo in the past), with the flick getting the nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem and a couple of others too.

Elsewhere, Daniel Day Lewis rightly took home an award for his towering performance in There Will Be Blood (one of two awards for the film), and while we’d rather Ellen Page had won Best Actress for Juno, is was Marion Cotillard who upset favourite Julie Christie by winning for La Vie En Rose. Juno did get its richly deserved Best Original Screenplay gong, though.

Interesting too to see that The Bourne Ultimatum picked up the Editing award. Editing is usually seen as some sort of precursor to who wins the big award, only this time surely Bourne’s mazy, intricate cuts made it a shoo-in.

Anyroad, enough jibber-jabber from us. Here’s that list of winners. For the record, seeing as every other report we’ve read about the Oscars has a clothing obsession, I’m wearing black trousers and a blue shirt. The latter was bought in the sale…

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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

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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

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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

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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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