Monday, February 25, 2008

Who Played the Pitbull?

6/8. Not bad, certainly better than some recent years. Not too many upsets, the big one was Marion Cotillard beating Julie Christie for Best Actress. I had considered the possibility, but I didn't really feel it could happen until La Vie En Rose won Makeup. That was early evidence that there was heavy support for this obscure little movie and Cotillard could do what no woman done since Sophia Loren in the 60s, win an acting Oscar for a non-English performance.

Supporting Actress was always the wiliest category, and Tilda Swinton's win definitely makes sense in the context of this year's ceremony, where every Best Picture nominee walked away with at least one award. It felt like No Country For Old Men stomped all over the place this year, but looking at the results, the wealth was decently spread.

Taxi to the Dark Side surprised me by beating the critic favorite No End in Sight for Documentary. Bourne Ultimatum had its own mini-sweep in the tech awards, wining Editing, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing. Pretty fun show, nice of the producers to keep it under four hours this time. Till next year!

Picture: No Country For Old Men
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country For Old Men
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Actress: Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men
Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton
Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody for Juno
Adapted Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country For Old Men
Documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side
Animated Feature: Ratatouille
Foreign Language Film: The Counterfeiters
Cinematography: There Will Be Blood
Visual Effects: The Golden Compass
Art Direction: Sweeney Todd
Costume Design: Elizabeth - The Golden Age
Film Editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Sound Mixing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Sound Editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Makeup: La Vie En Rose
Original Song: "Falling Slowly" from Once
Original Score: Atonement
Documentary Short: Freeheld
Animated Short: Peter and the Wolf
Live-Action Short: Le Mozart Des Pickpockets
Honorary Oscar: Robert Boyle

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