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2008 Academy Awards Winners: No Country for Old Men Wins!

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February 24, 2008

2008 Academy Awards Winners

Yet another Academy Awards has come and gone and the winners decided! This year the Academy chose No Country for Old Men as the big winner, taking home Best Picture, Best Directors, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor, for a total of four Oscars. The first big upset - The Golden Compass for visual effects?! What an upset! What a travesty! And Bourne Ultimatum, a movie I quite liked, stole all the technical awards including both sound awards and the editing award. But Once winning Best Original Song and Diablo Cody winning Best Original Screenplay were both amazing awards. A fairly great year for the Oscars, although not extraordinary, unless you loved No Country for Old Men. We encourage you to chime in with your opinion below.

PICTURE:
No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
DIRECTOR:
Joel and Ethan Coen
Joel & Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
ACTOR:
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
ACTRESS:
Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose

Read on for the complete list of winners from this year's 80th Annual Academy Awards!

(Winners are listed in BOLD.)

BEST PICTURE
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
WINNER: No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

BEST DIRECTOR
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman - Juno
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
WINNER: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tommy Lee Jones - In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie - Away from Her
WINNER: Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney - The Savages
Ellen Page - Juno

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
WINNER: Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchet - I'm Not There
Ruby Dee - American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
WINNER: Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
WINNER: Juno - Diablo Cody
Lars and the Real Girl - Nancy Oliver
Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy
Ratatouille - Brad Bird
The Savages - Tamara Jenkins

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Atonement - Christopher Hampton
Away from Her - Sarah Polley
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Ronald Harwood
WINNER: No Country for Old Men - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Persepolis
WINNER: Ratatouille
Surf's Up

BEST ART DIRECTION
American Gangster
Atonement
The Golden Compass
WINNER: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There Will Be Blood

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Beaufort - Israel
WINNER: The Counterfeiters - Austria
Katyn - Poland
Mongol - Kazakhstan
12 - Russia

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - Roger Deakins
Atonement - Seamus McGarvey
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Janusz Kaminski
No Country for Old Men - Roger Deakins
WINNER: There Will Be Blood - Robert Elswit

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
WINNER: Taxi to the Dark Side
War/Dance

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
WINNER: Freeheld - Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth
La Corona (The Crown) - Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega
Salim Baba - Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello
Sari's Mother - James Longley

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
I Met the Walrus - Josh Raskin
Madame Tutli-Putli Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski
Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) - Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse
My Love (Moya Lyubov) - Alexander Petrov
WINNER: Peter & the Wolf - Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
At Night - Christian E. Christiansen and Louise Vesth
Il Supplente (The Substitute) - Andrea Jublin
WINNER: Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets) - Philippe Pollet-Villard
Tanghi Argentini - Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans
The Tonto Woman - Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
WINNER: The Golden Compass
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Transformers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Across the Universe - Albert Wolsky
Atonement - Jacqueline Durran
WINNER: Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Alexandra Byrne
La Vie en Rose - Marit Allen
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Colleen Atwood

BEST FILM EDITING
WINNER: The Bourne Ultimatum - Christopher Rouse
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Juliette Welfling
Into the Wild - Jay Cassidy
No Country for Old Men - Roderick Jaynes
There Will Be Blood - Dylan Tichenor

BEST SOUND MIXING
WINNER: The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma
Transformers

BEST SOUND EDITING
WINNER: The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
There Will Be Blood
Transformers

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
WINNER: Dario Marianelli - Atonement
Alberto Iglesias - The Kite Runner
James Newton Howard - Michael Clayton
Michael Giacchino - Ratatouille
Marco Beltrami - 3:10 to Yuma

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
WINNER: "Falling Slowly" - Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
"Happy Working Song" - Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
"Raise It Up" - August Rush
"So Close" - Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
"That's How You Know" - Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

BEST MAKEUP
WINNER: La Vie en Rose - Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald
Norbit - Rick Baker and Kazuhiro Tsuji
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

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  • TheGuyInThePJ's
    No Country won four Oscars... Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, and Supporting Actor.
  • Thanks for the note, fixed it. That supporting actor happened so early in the show I think I forgot it... sorry for the confusion!
  • Micah
    Golden Compass winning an Oscar for ANYTHING was terrible - much less for special effects, which I and many many others were making fun of immediately after watching the film. Seems like a bad idea for the Academy to award a movie for something that people were generally making fun of due to how bad it was. ...but it was all made better when Once won best original song and Diablo Cody won for best original screenplay. I could kiss every single member of the academy for those wins.
  • Keith
    I got 3 of the top 4, not bad. the rest of my picks, not so good.
  • Richard
    Golden Compass? lawl, thats why i dont watch that bs.
  • James
    There Will Be Blood and PT Anderson got robbed.
  • A good night.
  • Where is Cate Blanchett , Transformers from all this ??? But at least they gave Daniel Day-Lewis the Oscar 😉
  • john boy
    I worked on Golden Compass animating Daemons, and I am proud of the work my colleagues and I did.
  • Zach D.
    I was pleased most with this years Oscars, than any previous year.
  • RonO
    I don't get it. Hollywood seems to love the Coen brothers. Yet their movies all seem rather manipulative - both boorish and boring. I think it was a bad year, overall, for feature-length story telling. The only I found both endearing and memorable was Juno - though i didn't see Atonement.
  • Nasya
    O my--- Marion Cotillard for 'La Vie en Rose' ------ What a wonderful and pleasant suprise !!!! Thank you so much, mr/mrs Academy for not passing up this movie :-) ... a Beautiful and Haunting take on Édith Piaf, truely well done.
  • Nick
    I agree with James. There Will Be Blood and PT Anderson got robbed. Don't get me wrong, I loved No Country and it was my second choice, but TWBB was just the better movie on so many levels and I think Anderson just barely stood above the Coens. Overall a good year though and I am glad Daniel-Day Lewis won.
  • Christopher
    I, as loud or louder, echoed your travesty when I saw the show. Transformers, by far, deserved the visual effect & sound awards. Granted, in my opinion, the best Bourne yet - but what ILM did & always does should have been rewarded. And some of my thoughts... Daniel Day Lewis = a shoe in, kudos to Viggo but DDL is just too good. Marion Cotillard = Phenomenal even vs Cate Blanchett & a heart-wrenching Julie Christie. Best acceptance speech too! Javier Bardem = certainly deserving, but I think among the toughest category (at least for actors) this year. Tilda Swinton = ?!What!? Respectable performance, that said: CATE CATE CATE!!! Diablo Cody = A most deserved, and predicted, win! Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Once) = Fantastic! Jon Stewart lives forever for bringing her back out! Sarah Polley got her nod but I think she deserved a statue for Adapted Screenplay. I'll take Persepolis over Ratatouille. Art direction & Costume Design were right on! (Sweeney Todd & Elizabeth The Golden Age) Best makeup a tossup & I missed the shorts, but I'm watching them this week :o)
  • No Country For Old Men was great, but where were the amazing crime masterpieces American Gangster and Eastern Promises? Also George Clooney deserved to win with his suble performance in Michael Clayton, way better than the over-the-top Daniel Day-Lewis in the pretentious There Will Be Blood.
  • I was shocked that Zodiac was royally overlooked this year. It's easily a contender for best picture, adapted screenplay, supporting actor, and visual effects.
  • Young
    really Joseph?? Zodiac?? it was not THAT good to be nominated dude... I was so happy for Marion, Javier, Daniel, for Diablo Cody and No Country for old men! they totlaly deserved it!! But seriously...Golden Compass?? they gave a freebie to New Line since they're in trouble. Transformers should have won that one. But maybe they're anti Michael Bay :) lol Jon Stweart was hilarious and a great host. this was a very exciting year!
  • janice
    my husband went to the movies two weeks ago and saw No Country For Old Men. We left wanting to ask for our money back, that was the worse movies we have seen in ten years. What the hell was it about anyway, just Tommy Lee Jones driving around in his truck for two hours doing nothing. And that ending???what ending, the movie just stopped, it didn't end, there was no resolution, the bad guy got away. Overall, that movie sucked
  • Very good show, simple and sweet. Can you believe how short ALL the speeches were?!?! THANK YOU LORD!!
  • no country for old men was a great flick

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