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    academy awards

    Best Picture
    "Atonement"
    "Juno"
    "Michael Clayton"
    ** "No Country for Old Men" ***WINNER***
    "There Will Be Blood"

    Actor
    George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"
    ** Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood" ***WINNER***
    Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
    Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah"
    Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises"

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

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


    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***

    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" ***WINNER***
    Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood"

    Foreign Film
    "Beaufort," Israel
    ** "The Counterfeiters," Austria ***WINNER***
    "Katyn," Poland
    "Mongol," Kazakhstan
    "12," Russia

    Adapted Screenplay
    Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
    Sarah Polley, "Away from Her"
    Ronald Harwood, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
    ** Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"***WINNER***
    Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood"

    Original Screenplay
    ** Diablo Cody, "Juno" ***WINNER***
    Nancy Oliver, "Lars and the Real Girl"
    Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton"
    Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco, "Ratatouille"
    Tamara Jenkins, "The Savages."

    Animated Feature Film
    "Persepolis"
    ** "Ratatouille" ***WINNER***
    "Surf's Up"

    Art Direction
    "American Gangster"
    "Atonement"
    "The Golden Compass"
    ** "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" ***WINNER***
    "There Will Be Blood"

    Cinematography
    "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
    "Atonement"
    "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
    "No Country for Old Men"
    ** "There Will Be Blood" ***WINNER***

    Sound Mixing
    ** "The Bourne Ultimatum" ***WINNER***
    "No Country for Old Men"
    "Ratatouille"
    "3:10 to Yuma"
    "Transformers"

    Sound Editing
    ** "The Bourne Ultimatum" ***WINNER***
    "No Country for Old Men"
    "Ratatouille"
    "There Will Be Blood"
    "Transformers"

    Original Score
    ** "Atonement," Dario Marianelli ***WINNER***
    "The Kite Runner," Alberto Iglesias
    "Michael Clayton," James Newton Howard
    "Ratatouille," Michael Giacchino
    "3:10 to Yuma," Marco Beltrami

    Original Song
    ** "Falling Slowly" from "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova **WINNER*
    "Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted," Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
    "Raise It Up" from "August Rush," Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas
    "So Close" from "Enchanted," Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
    "That's How You Know" from "Enchanted," Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

    Costume
    "Across the Universe"
    "Atonement"
    ** "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" ***WINNER***
    "La Vie en Rose
    "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

    Documentary Feature
    "No End in Sight"
    "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience"
    "Sicko"
    ** "Taxi to the Dark Side" ***WINNER***
    "War/Dance"

    Documentary (short subject)
    ** "Freeheld" ***WINNER***
    "La Corona (The Crown)"
    "Salim Baba"
    "Sari's Mother"

    Film Editing
    ** "The Bourne Ultimatum" ***WINNER***
    "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
    "Into the Wild"
    "No Country for Old Men"
    "There Will Be Blood"

    Makeup
    ** "La Vie en Rose" ***WINNER***
    "Norbit"
    "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

    Animated Short Film
    "I Met the Walrus"
    "Madame Tutli-Putli"
    "Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)"
    "My Love (Moya Lyubov)"
    ** "Peter & the Wolf" ***WINNER***


    Live Action Short Film
    "At Night"
    "Il Supplente (The Substitute)"
    ** "Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)" ***WINNER***
    "Tanghi Argentini"
    "The Tonto Woman"

    Visual Effects
    ** "The Golden Compass" ***WINNER****
    "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
    "Transformers" E-mail to a friend
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    johny deep should have won best actor.
    i dont thing the academy respect the great
    work johny does in the movies industry.
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    MD,

    I don't like Stewart either. He has no class, seems very scripted and most of his humor is of the insulting variety. What is funny about announcing which actresses in attendance are pregnant, or that Angelina Jolie has adopted many needy children? He is a boob. They should fire him and bring back Billy Crystal.

    Marion Cotillard looked absolutely gorgeous. I have not seen La Vie En Rose, but I will now almost certainly rent it on DVD after watching her last night.

    I thought Javier Bardem gave a very classy acceptance speech.

    What was the deal with the man and woman who won for best song? They brought the woman back out because "she did not have the chance to speak." Did I miss something or did she step up to the microphone and get liplocked? Or did they just cut her off?

    The Coen Brothers certainly were not very talkative for two guys who had to know they were going to win something.

    Regarding Johnny Depp, he is a very fine actor and it's probably only a matter of time before he wins an Academy Award. He has 3 nominations without a win already, so it won't be long.

    Did anyone notice Daniel Day Lewis's kiss of George Clooney as he made his way to the podium? Lewis later commented that he kissed Clooney because "he was the nearest fellow nominee."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equanimity
    Acadamy Awards is almost an unwatchable show. 89% pompous baffons who think that making movies is somehow something of great importance.
    To me this criticism is chiefly warranted with regard to the red carpet preliminary to the actual show, and the portion of the actual show where Jon Stewart was speaking. I thought the rest of the show (non-Stewart portion) was good. The performances of the Oscar-nominated songs were all pretty good. For the most part the acceptance speeches were good and avoided pomposity.

    The older gentleman who won an honorary Oscar for production design (forgot his name) gave a particularly good and lucid acceptance speech despite his advanced age and obvious frailty. He thanked Alfred "Hitch" Hitchcock for introducing him to his wife. Which pretty much tells you how much of an old timer this guy is.

    It seems like every year they give an honorary Oscar to someone who is almost dead. It seems like the attitude is, "let's honor someone before they croak." It's a bit of an odd tradition...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equanimity
    I did happen to see the first nominated song sung by Amy somebody. It was absolutely brutal and the woman had a decent voice so it wasn't her fault.
    It was definitely the worst of the five nominated songs. I thought the third and fifth of the nominated songs that were performed were the best. As noted above, there seemed to be a glitch with the acceptance speech of the duo that did win, resulting in the woman being brought back out after a commercial break to deliver her acceptance speech. I am not sure what happened, and I don't think that I have ever seen someone given a "second bite at the apple" to give an acceptance speech, as this woman was. She did make the most of it though.

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    Marion Cotillard is absolutely amazing in La vie en rose. One of the best actress performance I have seen.

    But as Equanimity said, if you are mostly interested in her beauty (I agree, she is gorgeous and so charming), you will be disapointed with her in that movie.

    I was hoping, without believing it really was possible, Viggo Mortensen would win best actor. He is so good in Eastern Promises. I have not seen the movie with Daniel Day Lewis but I read he's not natural at all in it and that his acting is close to what we've seen in Gangs of NY.

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    Regarding the woman who won the Oscar for best song (along with her male partner), Stewart decided to bring her back onto the stage out of sympathy since just before the commercial break when they won, the man spoke & then when the woman came up to the microphone to give her thanks, she was suddenly cut off by the music since they duo had extended their allowed time to speak. I heard that there was quite a commotion going on about this backstage during the commercial, so Stewart brought her back onto the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Good for him.

    Yes, the Coen brothers are not exactly the most talkative people of the bunch. A room full of such Coen brothers would make a very dull party. As for Johnny Depp, he's a great character-actor. I'm still not sold that he's a leading man, able to carry a big movie on his own. But he was up against the mighty Daniel Day-Lewis, who was largely favored (even by his peers) to win the Oscar (see my quote at the bottom of the post). What an actor! As for the best actor in a supporting role Oscar, it went to heavily favored spanish actor Javier Bardem, who was extraordinary in "No Country for Old Men". EB must be fluent in spanish (since he enjoyed his speech), since i barely figured out what he said since most of his speech was spoken 120 miles an hour & then in spanish. Maybe Jack (who was sitting next to him) slipped something into his drink, who knows. As for the best actress in a supporting role, i forgot her name but she plays the corporate lawyer in "Michael Clayton". Her win came as somewhat of a surprise, but what on earth was she thinking when she was chosing what to wear for the awards show? My grandmother had drapes like that in her living room! As for Marion Cotillard's win for best actress, it came as a shock to most people, but not to the few people who've seen her movie where she portrayed Edith Piaf. People tell me she was absolutely extraordinary in that movie & the academy does often go for actors going through serious physical changes for a movie. She's unrecognizable as Piaf & as one of the posters mentionned, totally un-beautiful in that movie. I didn't even recognize her when she appeared on the Red Carpet prior to the proceedings.

    My sentimental favorites didn't win last night, unfortunately. I had hoped for Halifax' Ellen Page to win the Oscar for best actress in the great "Juno". I watched this movie on Saturday & absolutely loved both the movie & her strong performance. Here is what Roger Ebert said of Page in his review of the movie: "Page's presence and timing are extraordinary. I have seen her in only two films, she is only 20, and I think she will be one of the great actors of her time." I cannot agree more. Of course, while i had a strong feeling that "No Country for Old Men" would win the Oscar for best movie, i would have been very pleased to see "Juno" win. Well at least, the movie's screenplay writer "Diablo Cody", a former stripper, won the Oscar. I'll even go on to say that this movie directed by Canadian Jason Reitman & filmed in Vancouver has to be one of the best movies i've seen all year, if not 'the' best. It's that good! By the way, it also stars Canadian actor Michael Cera (that geeky kid in "Superbad") in a supporting role. He plays Juno's best friend Paulie, who impregnates her at the beginning of the movie (she wanted to know what it was to get laid, so she chose her best friend to help her out). Another one of my favorites this year didn't win much. It's the movie that won at the Golden Globes, Atonement. What a great movie that was! It's based on a book written in 2002 or 2003 which later was voted as being one of the top 100 fiction books of all time. Hey, what can i say...i'm a sucker for love stories. Two of my favorite movies i've seen in the past 5 years are "The Notebook" (with Rachel McAdams & the wonderful Ryan Gossling) and "Pride & Prejudice"....the Keira Knightley version.

    Generally, the Oscars were once again a ho-hum affair. These shows have become so long & predictable that i know prefer watching the Red Carpet show prior to the proceedings. My favorite awards show have been the Golden Globes for the past few years. It combines both tv & movie actors, etc....and the booze is flowing all night long & they looked more relaxed. Jon Stewart is as good as anyone who's ever hosted the show other than the fantastic Billy Crystal. Crystal is the one who chose not to host the show....i guess he doesn't want to be another Bob Hope, who hosted the show for what seems like forever. Come on....you can't tell me that Ellen Degeneres & Woopie Goldberg are better hosts than Stewart! The problem with hosting the show is that they always fall back to a comedian for doing it. Why not try something different for a change & have a different type of host? The best person, in my mind, to do it lives right next door & his name is Arnold Schwarznegger. He'd be perfect!! One of the things that makes Crystal great is the fact he's in the movie business himself. People like Stewart, Degeneres, Letterman & company are tv people. George Clooney might be a good host, who knows? It doesn't always have to be funny. What makes the show worse most of than not is when the jokes aren't funny. It makes the show look stupid. Okay, here's my choice for the show's host next year: Bill Maher. He's one of the smartest, funniest people in showbiz & he'd be great. I'll bet you he'd be the closest thing to make people forget Billy Crystal, who's totally fed up with hosting the show. Bring on Bill Maher!
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    Bill Maher

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Okay, here's my choice for the show's host next year: Bill Maher. He's one of the smartest, funniest people in showbiz & he'd be great. I'll bet you he'd be the closest thing to make people forget Billy Crystal, who's totally fed up with hosting the show. Bring on Bill Maher!
    Bill Maher as host of the Academy Awards is an excellent idea! I have seen him in person and I think he is so funny. But maybe just my kinda humor. Of course most of his funny lines would be censored out so also added benefit of shorter show.

    Billy Crystal is my all time favorite. Hard to replace his quick wit and humor during unexpected moments in show.

    I enjoy watching the Oscars but I am a little biased since I live in Los Angeles and work in the Entertainment Industry.

    Years ago I went to an Oscar rehearsal the day before the show and then an Oscar after party. Trust me, it was fun. Almost as much fun as seeing beautiful, sexy French girls in Montreal.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Best Lover
    Billy Crystal is my all time favorite. Hard to replace his quick wit and humor during unexpected moments in show.
    That's the difference between Crystal and Stewart. Stewart is completely scripted and can't think on his feet like Crystal can. On top of that, he is an annoying, pompous twit. He absolutely should be relieved immediately of his hosting duties by the Academy. I don't care who they bring in, but please just get rid of Stewart.

    Chris Rock was probably the only bigger disaster. Who can forget Rock continually mocking Jude Law throughout the show, only to have Sean Penn take the stage and retort by defending Law's acting ability, in the process making Rock look like a total asshole, and insuring his subsequent termination as host by the Academy. All that can be kindly said about Stewart is that he avoided the all time low achieved by Rock.

    Let's give Steve Martin another shot. He's underutilized in my opinion. I also believe he can think on his feet better than Stewart, and he is not a twit.
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    Hey..I like movies..so I would like to say a couple things..I did see a lot of the movies that were nominated...

    I did not see mention of " The Kite Runner " or " Before the Devil knows you're dead "...both excellent movies...

    La Vie en Rose was an excellent movie...too bad I do not understand French, but the story of Edith Piaf was brought to life...The actress did a lot of physical changes during the course of the movie..all the way until the end...

    The best foreign film is about to play in the NYC area..the Counterfeiters..a story about the Nazi's using a concentration camp prisoner to print fake money...did anyone see it yet ?

    Persepolis was quite a film...drawn by hand...rather than Ratatouille, which had huge computer assisted drawing..I really think that it is a shame they both compete in the same category

    Javier Bardem is doing Penelope Cruz..quite a year for him !!!

    The old man was Robert Boyle...among his Hitch films was Shadow of a Doubt, and North by Northwest- 2 great films

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    I agree that Marion Cotillard was amazing looking.

    But my favorite was Amy Adams.

    Maybe it's just me, but I thought Tilda Swinton was hot in Michael Clayton; she looked horrible at the Oscars though, like the hippie MILF at your kids' school.

    I was surprised that Bourne Ultimatum got so many technical Oscars.

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    I was just glad to see the Coen Brothers finally get their due. I have been a Coen Brothers fan for years and I own nearly all their films on tape or DVD. I have to say however, that while I liked "No Country for Old Men" I thought a few of their earlier movies were even better. For example, I believe that "The Big Labowski" is the best movie ever made. It is the "Gone With the Wind" of our times. I also thought "Fargo" was a better movie. My problem with "No Country...." was the ending. It also didn't make me laugh like many of their other movies did.

    During their acceptance speach one of the Coen brothers talked about making a film with his brother in the Minneapolis Airport when they were kids. I'd kind of like to see that film.

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    Coen Brothers & Marion Cotillard

    hungry 101,

    Not to mention "Blood Simple", "Raising Arizona", "O Brother Where Art Thou", and "The Man Who Wasn't There", which featured a young Scarlett Johanssen in a role that put her on the map. The Coen Brothers' resume is as good as any filmmaker's over the past 20 years.

    Regarding Marion Cotillard, some pics of her with her Oscar:

    http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/C...s-08.widec.jpg

    http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/imag...wins-oscar.JPG

    http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465...ard.jpg?size=l
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 02-26-2008 at 12:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond_james_bond
    But my favorite was Amy Adams.
    I agree with you. She looked delicious & has the look that does something to me. Find me an sp who's an Amy Adams lookalike & i'm on the first train to Mtl within minutes!

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