Tuesday, February 26, 2008

 

Oscars 2008

I watched the Oscars last night and was delighted when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won the Oscar for Best Original Song. They were so cute when they went up to accept the award. You gotta love Glen’s opening ‘Tanks’ in the best Dub accent. It looked like Marketa didn’t get to make an acceptance speech but Jon Stewart brought her back on the stage and she made a lovely speech which you can watch on youtube when you click here . Honestly some Hollywood actresses could take lessons from Marketa on how to make a decent acceptance speech. I also loved the bit when Daniel Day Lewis went up to accept his award for best actor in a leading role from Helen Mirren and he knelt before her while she pretended to knight him with the Oscar.

If anyone missed out on the winners, there is a list of them below.

BEST PICTURE
No Country For Old Men

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Counterfeiters (Austria)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Ratatouille

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
No Country For Old Men

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Juno

BEST MUSIC (SCORE)
Atonement

BEST MUSIC (SONG)
Falling Slowly - Once (performed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Taxi to the Dark Side

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Freeheld

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Golden Compass

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
There Will Be Blood

BEST ART DIRECTION
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Peter and the Wolf

BEST SHORT FILM
Le Mozart des Pickpockets

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

BEST MAKE-UP
La Vie en Rose

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Bourne Ultimatum

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum

BEST FILM EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum

Comments:
The pictures are lovely and I like your comments on the oscars. Getting the viewpoint from across the Atlantic is appreciated.

2oldgolfers.com
 
Thanks Norm, there was a lot of interest in the Oscars this year because we had a few Irish nominees.
 
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