February 24, 2008

80th Academy Awards Winners!

How did you do?

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: No Country for Old Men (2007) - Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (2007)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: Juno (2007) - Diablo Cody

Best Documentary, Features
Winner: Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) - Alex Gibney, Eva Orner

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Winner: Freeheld (2007) - Cynthia Wade, Vanessa Roth

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: Atonement (2007) - Dario Marianelli

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: There Will Be Blood (2007) - Robert Elswit

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: Once (2006) - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová(“Falling Slowly” )

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner: Fälscher, Die (2007)(Austria)

Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - Christopher Rouse

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Marion Cotillard for Môme, La (2007)

Best Achievement in Sound
Winner: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - Scott Millan, David Parker, Kirk Francis

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - Karen M. Baker, Per Hallberg

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: No Country for Old Men (2007) - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton (2007)

Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: Peter & the Wolf (2006) - Suzie Templeton, Hugh Welchman

Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: Mozart des pickpockets, Le (2006) - Philippe Pollet-Villard

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007)

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: The Golden Compass (2007) - Michael L. Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, Trevor Wood

Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: Môme, La (2007) - Didier Lavergne, Jan Archibald

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: Ratatouille (2007) - Brad Bird

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) - Alexandra Byrne


  1. 13/24...better than 50%

    And seriously, Assassination should have won cinematography. So many shots made my mind blow and There Will Be Blood just wasn't as good in comparsion

  2. Seriously, Assassination of Jesse James was the best picture of 2007 if you ask me.


  4. i was thrilled to see marion win

    and 17/24 70%

  5. Great Marion and Tilda upsettings, especially swinton's, cause cotillard was maybe not as equally awarded (till now) but much more praised (and the fact tat she is incredibly beautiful doesnt hurt eiter) Blanchett will win for a lead next time. And tha NCFOM was a lock but personally, i am not into anticlimatic experiments (reat first half though) and prefered TWBB way more. Good for bardem tough. here in spain they'll go nuts

  6. 15/24 Was really not expecting the Marion and Tilda upsets although they did make my day as well as the bourne editing and sound sweeps.

  7. 14/24 (58%), but I was mainly pleased I predicted Marion Cotillard. :D


    GO MARION COTILLARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  9. im so glad marion cotillard won. she deserve it. But Swinton? OMG!! i think amy ryan should got it.
    best cinemtography there will be blood?? doesnt make sese. I think atonement should.
    but overall great.

  10. I truly think "Across the Universe", "Atonement", "Juno" and "Ratatouille" are BY FAR the best films of the year... "No Country for Old Men" is ABSOLUTELY overrated!!!!! (I haven't seen "There will be blood" but it looks out of this world)

    "No country for old men" doesn't have any spark, any soul, any emotion, anything to offer the viewer. It's just a display of technique and ability, Bardem, McDonald and Brolin are flawless and it's a good movie with great cinematography.. BUT THAT'S ALL!!
    It's not the best picture of the year. "Atonement" is.

  11. Atonement is absolutely the best film of the year...No country is good(the mesagge is great), but Atonement is better in all aspects...even the director...

    NO COUNTRY wasn´t as good in comparsion...

    Creo que Atonement es la mejor pelicula del año, de manera indiscutida. Una pelicula completa, con buenos actores, Guion, direccion, musica, direccion artistica, etc. Es una pelicula que podria haber sido un gran clasico si hubiece tenido el reconocimiento de la Academia como lo merecia...No country es buena pelicula, pero creo que le falta para merecer el maximo premio que recivio ayer...

    Lamentablemente los oscars pierden mis respetos año a año...Creo que los globos de oro son los verdaderos premios, ya que en los oscar hay demaciadas ambiciones, relaciones y beneficios de por medio que influyen a la hora de votar...

    A T O N E M E N T was the bes picture of 2007.

  12. Most of the people I wanted to win ended up winning...Glad they found a way to reward Michael Clayton, but I thought the upset would be in original screenplay instead of supporting actress...Glad there was no Holbrook upset in supporting actor, that academy usually loves giving it to old veterans. And they got it right with best picture! They usualyl never do!

  13. Ellen page should have won best actress...and did you guys see cate blanchett's reaction when cotillard's name was called out?! it was priceless :D...but yea best picture should have been atonement not no country (it was good but not great, fargo was way better)

  14. i have never been so happy in oscar history like this year when marion won the lead actress award. the best performance by faaaaaar

    CONGRATS MARION!!!! You didn't play Edith Piaf, you WERE Edith Piaf!!!

  15. I was certainly happy with this years oscars!! So glad Marion won! And of course Javier and Daniel Day. But most of all I was estatic that Tilda Swinton won for her AMAZING work in Michael Clayton. Thank God Oscars got it right!!

  16. How can so many people be happy that Tilda Swinton won best supporting actress??????

    I mean, the only explanation I can come up with is that they didn't see I'm not there. Cate blanchets performance is completely out of this world!!! She BECOMES Bob Dylan in a way that you completely forget that it is actually an ACTRESS playing the part.

    Please, see that movie and tell me if you still think Tilda deserved to win. Nothing against her, she is a great actress who should have been nominated before, but this year she didn't deserve to win.

    Cotillard, Bardem, Day Lewis and Blanchett gave the best performances of the year, regardless of categories, and it would have been great to see them all get rewarded.

    Anyway, all in all not a bad year for film lovers. No Country for Old man is a master piece (as is There Will be Blood) and I'm thrilled that they won. Wouldn't have hurt to have an oscar for Paul Thomas Anderson though, specially Adapted Screenplay, he did wonders with that story...

  17. I was SUPER happy Marion won. She was so great in the film, and Cate Blanchett's reaction was so great ... and speaking of Cate Blanchett, what's the deal with her losing for Supporting Actress? The fact that Tilda Swinton would have won because she is a lesser known actress, or because she is a "hard-working, respected thespian" makes me sick. Isn't the point of the Academy Awards to celebrate the best achievements in film of the year, not just to distribute the oscars equally so that everybody can have a turn.

  18. Okay, I saw both performances and I would have also voted for Swinton. I didn't buy Blanchet for a man let alone Bob Dylan. I mean, she did well for the collective ensemble showing the many sides of Dylan's character, but if she had won, it would have been because of the uniqueness of the role, not her performance. And I think voting for something as shallow as that would have been a horrible mistake, especially when there are more deserving actors out there, like Swinton, or Amy Ryan.

  19. Congratulations to Marion Cotillard!! She deserves the Oscar, and now she makes history:

    *Third french actress who won the Oscar: Simone Signoret (Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1959) and Juliette Binoche (Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1996)
    *First actress who won the Oscar for a french speaking role
    *Second actress who won the Oscar for a role of diferent language to English after Sofia Loren in 1961.

    My favorite to best supporting actress was Cate Blanchett but Tilda Swinton is good choice (Much better than Ruby Dee).

    For the first time in years I'm glad for the results to the winners, especially in the big 8 categories

  20. I forgot another Marion Cotillard's record:

    She is the first actor to win an Academy Award for a film not in English or Italian.

    The other performances are:

    *Sofia Loren for "Two Women"
    *Robert De Niro for "The Godfather II"
    *Roberto Benigni for "life is beautiful"

    Benicio Del Toro is in spanglish (Between spanish and english)

  21. what's with all the fail in these comments