And the winners are... The last time it happened was 1961, with two men claiming an equal share in the ‘Best Director’ Oscar for Westside Story. This year it happened again when the Coen Brothers stepped onto the red carpet to pick up this statuette, along with three others, for No Country for Old Men. Daniel Day Lewis took home his second ‘Best Actor’ award for his starring role in There Will Be Blood. He won the first for his role in My Left Foot. Christopher Rouse won the Oscar for his achievement in film-editing for The Bourne Ultimatum. He also edited the fast-paced United 93 and the sci-fi thriller Paycheck. Marion Cotillard won the ‘Best Actress’ Oscar for her role as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. If you like her, check out A Very Long Engagement and Taxi 1 and 2.
Tilda Swinton won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award for her role in Michael Clayton; if her pale looks intrigue you, then watch out for her in The Chronicles of Narnia as the White Witch and alongside Keanu Reeves as the Angel Gabriel in Constantine. The ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ went to Javier Bardem, the Spanish star of films like The Sea Inside and Jamon, Jamon. Brad Bird won this years Oscar for the ‘Best Animated Feature’ with the hilarious Ratatouille. He’s won in the past with The Incredibles. Although there were no real ‘clean-sweep’ winners this year, the 80th Annual Academy Awards has once again highlighted the best of the best. Well done!