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'No Country' strikes gold at 80th Academy Awards
February 24, 2008 | WILLIAM ARNOLD

Posted on 02/25/2008 1:28:17 AM PST by skeptoid

Ever since this year's Oscar season got under way in January, the Hollywood writers strike has loomed fatefully above it: first threatening to cancel Oscar night entirely, then stoking much expectation that the last-minute settlement would result in an evening either grander or duller than usual.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: academyawards; antiamericanism; boycotthollywood; defundtheleft; hollywood; hollywoodreds; oscars
. . . . SNIP. . . COMPLETE LIST OF OSCAR WINNERS

Winners at the 80th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles:

Picture: "No Country for Old Men"

Director(s): Ethan and Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men"

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"

Actress: Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"

Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"

Animated Feature Film: "Ratatouille"

Foreign Language Film: "The Counterfeiters," Austria

Documentary: "Taxi to the Dark Side"

Documentary short subject: "Freeheld"

Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"

Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody, "Juno"

Art Direction: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Cinematography: "There Will Be Blood"

Film Editing: "The Bourne Ultimatum"

Sound Mixing: "The Bourne Ultimatum"

Sound Editing: "The Bourne Ultimatum"

Original Score: "Atonement," Dario Marianelli

Original Song: "Falling Slowly" from "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Costume: "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"

Makeup: "La Vie en Rose"

Visual Effects: "The Golden Compass"

Animated Short Film: "Peter & the Wolf"

Live Action Short Film: "Le Mozart des Pickpockets ('The Mozart of Pickpockets')"

Honorary Academy Award (Oscar statuette): Robert Boyle; David A. Grafton; Eastman Kodak Co.

1 posted on 02/25/2008 1:28:20 AM PST by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid
Duh . . .. .

heres the link at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2 posted on 02/25/2008 1:31:15 AM PST by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS [with oak leaf clusters])
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To: skeptoid

Glad for No Country... and the Coens. Couldn’t care less about anything else nominated, so once again, didn’t waste my time on that parade of huge egos, self-congratulation and bad taste.


3 posted on 02/25/2008 1:32:06 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican "Suicide Voters" need to repeat: SCOTUS...SCOTUS...SCOTUS...)
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To: Darkwolf377
I haven't seen any of them, . .

but I'm a Cohen fan!

4 posted on 02/25/2008 1:34:10 AM PST by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS [with oak leaf clusters])
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To: skeptoid
"No Country for Old Men"

Coded message from Hollywood not to vote for John McCain?
5 posted on 02/25/2008 4:39:52 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Bi-partisanship: Democrats and RINOs working together to screw up the country)
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To: Darkwolf377

I hate to admit it - but I caught the last hour of the Oscars last night.

Other than “Michael Clayton”, I hadn’t seen any of the nominated movies. I would like to see “No Country” but haven’t gotten around to it.

Trust me when I tell you this...Jon Stewart was extraordinarily annoying as the emcee last night. I winced almost every time he opened his mouth.


6 posted on 02/25/2008 6:17:17 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: skeptoid
I wholeheartedly agree that No Country was the best movie of 2007. Then again, it was the only new movie I saw that year... I will be seeing There Will Be Blood later this week though.
7 posted on 02/25/2008 6:44:31 AM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Coded message from Hollywood not to vote for John McCain?

LOL - - - that's 'Leno material'!

8 posted on 02/25/2008 8:28:16 AM PST by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS [with oak leaf clusters])
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To: skeptoid

I saw one of those movies — the Bourne Ultimatum.

Oh well. Usually I’ve seen at least 2 of the movies.

I didn’t even know the Awards were on last night. Not that I care.


9 posted on 02/25/2008 10:14:47 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MplsSteve

The only nominated movies I saw were Pirates 3, Ratatouille, Transformers, Across the Universe, and about half of 3:10 to Yuma. The only ones I liked (or paid to see) were Ratatouille and Transformers. Across the Universe is half good and half really trippy... though the Bono and Eddie Izzard cameos were cool.


10 posted on 02/25/2008 2:06:26 PM PST by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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