For the first time since 1964, the four key Academy Awards for acting went to performers from across the Atlantic, during the 80th annual...

For the first time since 1964, the four key Academy Awards for acting went to performers from across the Atlantic, during the 80th annual Oscars ceremony in Hollywood Sunday night.

“No Country for Old Men” took four Oscars, including best movie, director and adapted screenplay for Minnesota-born brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The film, based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel about a Texas drug deal gone awry, also scored the best supporting actor prize for Javier Bardem’s portrayal of a killer. Bardem, a native of Spain, is the first Spanish actor to take home an Oscar in the 80-year history of the awards.

England’s Daniel Day-Lewis took the Best Actor trophy for the second time in his career his role in “There Will Be Blood,” the film based on Upton Sinclair’s novel “Oil!” about an oil prospector in the early 20th century. Tilda Swinton, another Briton, was the “surprise winner” of the supporting actress trophy in the legal thriller “Michael Clayton,” according to Reuter’s Bob Tourtellotte. Australia’s Cate Blanchett, who played Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There,” and Amy Ryan, who played a drug addicted mother who’s child is kidnapped in “Gone Baby Gone,” had been considered two of the favorites for the award.

France’s Marion Cotillard was named best actress for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose,” making her the first French woman to win the award since Simone Signoret in 1960. She beat out Julie Christie, a past winner of the award for the movie “Darling,” who many considered to be the favorite.

The Los Angeles Times commented that the foreign flavor at the Oscars this year reflects the growing importance of overseas box office to a film’s success.

Austrian Holocaust-era drama “The Counterfeiters” won the Oscar for best foreign language film. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, it was the first win for Austria in the category.

Diablo Cody won the best original screenplay award for the hopeful teen pregnancy comedy “Juno,” the only best picture nominee to surpass $100 million at the North American box office, according to Reuters.



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The winners’ list:

BEST PICTURE
“No Country for Old Men”

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, “Juno”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“The Counterfeiters” (Austria)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“Ratatouille”(Winner)

BEST ART DIRECTION
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“There Will Be Blood,” Robert Elswit

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” Alexandra Byrne

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Taxi to the Dark Side”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“Freeheld”

BEST FILM EDITING
“The Bourne Ultimatum,” Christopher Rouse

BEST MAKEUP
“La Vie en Rose” (Winner)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
“Atonement”, Dario Marianelli

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Falling Slowly” from “Once”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Peter & the Wolf”

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)”

BEST SOUND EDITING
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

BEST SOUND MIXING
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“The Golden Compass”

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