No Country for Old Men Wins Big

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.

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