The Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men, won big tonight, taking home the Oscar for Best Picture, Director, Actor in a Supporting Role and Writing (adapted screenplay).
Thankfully, I did manage to see the movie this afternoon before the big show. I was rooting for Michael Clayton, but thought No Country for Old Men was quite good and I will work to get my review up within 48 hours.
Happily, Atonement, a film I reviewed as over-rated, only walk away with one Oscar, despite the enormous hype. It won the the musical score category. Also happily, There will be Blood, wasn’t even nominated in the category; if you’ve read my review you will already know I was irritated by that movie’s musical score.
I agree with both Actress and Actor in a leading role winners, Marion Cotillard, for her portrayal as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, and Daniel Day-Lewis in There will be Blood. Both roles were incredibly well-acted and portrayed true depth of acting ability on the part of both actors.
Juno took home the award I predicted and the one it deserved, Best Original Screenplay.
To read the entire list of winners go to www.oscar.com.