Monday, February 25, 2008

The one with some fella called Oscar!

I always watch the Oscar's. I always fall asleep before Best Actor, Director and Best Picture. And I always wake up on the couch at some ungodly hour. In fact, for the best part I find the whole thing a bit long and tedious at times. That said, last night seemed to motor away quite nicley with Jon Stewart (and NO I'm not a fan of the Daily show) in the driving seat. He drove the Oscar mobile like there was somebody in the back about to give birth to triplets!

As usual, I get most of the predictions wrong, but this year I got a few right. Animated film, Best Actor, Song and Director(s). Im sure there were one or 2 more, but I fell asleep. Most importantly, its a great night for the Irish. Namely for Mr.Frames, Glen Hansard and Daniel Day Lewis. Check out their speeches....

And before I click publish heres a list of the winners...

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Javier Bardem
No Country for Old Men

Achievement in Visual Effects
The Golden Compass

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Best Live Action Short Film
Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)

Best Animated Short Film
Peter & the Wolf

Achievement in Costume Design
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Achievement in Makeup
La Vie en Rose

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Tilda Swinton
Michael Clayton

Best Documentary Short Subject

Best Documentary Feature
Taxi to the Dark Side

Achievement in Art Direction
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Bourne Ultimatum

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

Achievement in Sound Editing
The Bourne Ultimatum

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Counterfeiters

Achievement in Film Editing
The Bourne Ultimatum

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood

Achievement in Cinematography
There Will Be Blood

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Marion Cotillard
La Vie en Rose

Adapted Screenplay
No Country for Old Men

Original Screenplay

Achievement in Directing
No Country for Old Men

Best Motion Picture of the Year
No Country for Old Me

I just like to add that for any members of the Academy reading this (I know there are at least 19 of ye), where the hell was my invite. Registered Post people!!! Registered post!!!