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The Oscars 2008



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DAY-LEWIS IS BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis won his second Oscar for his role as a ruthless oil prospector in There Will Be Blood.

The actor is famed for his intense preparation for roles and was the hot favourite to win the award, beating off competition from George Clooney and Johnny Depp.

COTTILARD IS BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard won the best actress title for her role as Edith Piaf in the film La Vie En Rose.

The first Frenchwoman to win the best actress Oscar since Simone Signoret in 1960 answered questions from the world's press and ended by singing a song to them.

BARDEM WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem has become the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar, taking home the best supporting actor award for his role as a remorseless assassin in No Country for Old Men.

His mother accompanied him to the ceremony and told him he would not win an Oscar.


SWINTON WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Tilda Swinton and Oscar

Britain's Tilda Swinton earned the title of best supporting actress for her role as a lawyer in the Michael Clayton film.

She then told reporters that she had already decided that to give the Oscar award away to her agent as the statue reminded her of him.

CHRISTIE AND HER DIRECTOR

Julie Christie

Julie Christie was nominated for best actress portraying a woman grappling with Alzheimer's in the film Away from Her.

She was seen as one of the favourites for the award and she was interviewed with the film's director on the red carpet.

JUNO DIRECTOR

Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman was nominated as best director for the film surprise hit Juno.

He said he did not care if he won for the film about a teenage girl who becomes pregnant, although he was not seen as a front-runner for the award.


OSCAR WINNING FILMS

A look at some of the winning performances and films recognised at the 80th Academy Awards.





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