No Country Wins Best Picture

Coen brothers flick is top Oscar winner with 4 prizes

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 24, 2008 7:54 PM CST

(Newser) – Hollywood crowned the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men with four Oscars tonight, including best picture, best direction, and best adapted screenplay, the Los Angeles Times reports. Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his role as the film's ice-cold assassin. Daniel Day-Lewis scored best actor prize for There Will Be Blood, and a stunned, tearful Marion Cotillard won for best actress in La Vie en Rose.

Tonight's other winners include:

  • Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
  • Best Original Script: Juno
  • Best Cinematography: There Will Be Blood
  • Best Original Song: "Falling Slowly" from Once
  • Best Animated Film: Ratatouille
To see who else scored Oscar gold, click on the links below.

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for his work in There Will Be Blood from presenter Helen Mirren at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
British actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for his work in "There Will Be Blood" from presenter Helen Mirren at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP...   (Associated Press)
Directors Joel Coen, right, and Ethan Coen accept the Oscar for best director for their work on No Country for Old Men at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Directors Joel Coen, right, and Ethan Coen accept the Oscar for best director for their work on "No Country for Old Men" at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark...   (Associated Press)
Spanish actor Javier Bardem accepts the Oscar for best supporting actor for his work in No Country for Old Men at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Spanish actor Javier Bardem accepts the Oscar for best supporting actor for his work in "No Country for Old Men" at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)   (Associated Press)
British actress Tilda Swinton accepts the Oscar for best supporting actress for her work in Michael Clayton at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
British actress Tilda Swinton accepts the Oscar for best supporting actress for her work in "Michael Clayton" at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)   (Associated Press)
Producers Scott Rudin, center, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen, left rear, accept the Oscar from presenter Denzel Washington after the film No Country for Old Men won best motion picture of the year at the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. The Coen brothers also won...
Producers Scott Rudin, center, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen, left rear, accept the Oscar from presenter Denzel Washington after the film "No Country for Old Men" won best motion picture of the year at the...   (Associated Press)
This animated image released by Disney Enterprises and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from Ratatouille.(AP  Photo/Disney Enterprises and Pixar Animation Studios)
This animated image released by Disney Enterprises and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from "Ratatouille."(AP Photo/Disney Enterprises and Pixar Animation Studios)   (Associated Press)
Oscar hopeful Marion Cotillard reacts after she received a Cesar award for best actress for her portrayal of songstress Edith Piaf in the movie La Mome (La Vie en Rose), during the Cesars award ceremony in Paris Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Oscar hopeful Marion Cotillard reacts after she received a Cesar award for best actress for her portrayal of songstress Edith Piaf in the movie "La Mome" (La Vie en Rose), during the Cesars award ceremony...   (Associated Press)
Writer Diablo Cody, Oscar winner for best original screenplay for her work on Juno, arrives for the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Writer Diablo Cody, Oscar winner for best original screenplay for her work on "Juno," arrives for the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)   (Associated Press)
Marketa Irglova, left, and Glen Hansard, winners of best original song for Falling Slowly from the film Once arrive at the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Marketa Irglova, left, and Glen Hansard, winners of best original song for "Falling Slowly" from the film "Once" arrive at the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 24,...   (Associated Press)
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