80th Annual Academy Awards: Who brought home the Oscar?

Best Motion Picture of the Year

  • Atonement
  • Juno
  • Michael Clayton
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood

Winner: No Country for Old Men

Best Actor

  • George Clooney, Michael Clayton
  • 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

Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress

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

Winner: Marion Cotillard

Best Supporting Actor

  • Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
  • Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

Winner: Javier Bardem

Best Supporting Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
  • Ruby Dee, American Gangster
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

Winner: Tilda Swinton

Best Director

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

Winner: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Original screenplay

  • Diablo Cody, Juno
  • Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl
  • Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
  • Brad Bird, Ratatouille
  • Tamara Jenkins, The Savages

Winner: Diablo Cody

Best Original Song

  • “Falling Slowly” from Once
  • “Happy Working Song” from Enchanted
  • “Raise It Up” from August Rush
  • “So Close” from Enchanted
  • “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted

Winner: Falling Slowly

Best Animated Film of the Year

  • Persepolis
  • Ratatouille
  • Surf’s Up

Winner: Ratatouille


Among this year’s winners, I was really intrigued by Diablo Cody (Best Original Screenplay for Juno). Because for one she uses the devil’s name for her pen name and second, when she got up the stage my eyes caught this huge but cute tattoo on her right arm. Anyway, so I did a little research on her, and I found out that she worked as a stripper for a year and her experiences regarding on the said job were chronicled on her blog. Isn’t she awesome? I mean she just proved to everyone that she is more than meets the eye. =)

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