The Oscars Roundup

Overall a great night at The Oscars. No real surprises, except for Tilda Swinton taking home Best Supporting Actress and Golden Compass besting Transformers for Best Special Effects. Diablo Cody, Daniel Day-Lewis, Pixar and The Coen Brothers all got their Oscars as expected.

There were some good moments throughout and John Stewart used a steady hand to guide the ship. Didn’t hurt that he was really funny and had some great lines. He kept the ceremony brisk and moving along.

The moments for us? Easily the epic opener and Glen Hansgard and Marketa Irglova taking home Best Original Song. But it was when John Stewart brought her back onto the stage, after getting her mic cut off and the music blasting over her, that really made us happy. It was classy on his part, not so much on the show’s producers. Here’s their first go round.

And her actual acceptance speech was wonderful and touching. That was the best moment of the night.

Mp3: Glen Hansgard and Marketa Irglova – “Falling Slowly”

Here’s the opening animated sequence, which always gets us pumped up when they do this sort of thing.

Full list of the winners after the jump.

Best Picture

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

Best Director

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

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
George Clooney in Michael Clayton
Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd
Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Original Screenplay

Diablo Cody for Juno
Nancy Oliver for Lars and the Real Girl
Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton
Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird for Ratatouille
Tamara Jenkins for The Savages

Best Adapted Screenplay

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men
Christopher Hampton for Atonement
Sarah Polley for Away From Her
Ronald Harwood for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood

Best Animated Feature

Ratatouille
Persepolis
Surf?s Up

Documentary Feature

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

Best Art Direction

Dante Ferretii and Francesa Lo Schiavo for Sweeney Todd

Arthur Max (Art Direction); Beth A. Rubino (Set Decoration) for American Gangster
Sarah Greenwood (Art Direction); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration) for Atonement
Dennis Gassner (Art Direction); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) for The Golden Compass
Jack Fisk (Art Direction); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) for There Will Be Blood

Best Cinematography

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

Best Foreign Language Film

The Counterfeiters
Beaufort
Katyn
Mongol
12

Best Original Song

Once for ?Falling Slowly? Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Enchanted for ?So Close? Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz
Enchanted for ?That?s How You Know? Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz
Enchanted for ?Happy Working Song? Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz
August Rush for ?Raise It Up? by Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli for Atonement
Alberto Iglesias for The Kite Runner
James Newton Howard for Michael Clayton
Michael Giacchino for Ratatouille
Marco Beltrami for 3:10 To Yuma

Best Visual Effects

Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood for The Golden Compass
John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World?s End
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier for Transformers

2008 Honorary Academy Award

Robert F. Boyle (For career in Art Direction)

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