Brits win big at the Oscars

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  • Hotly-tipped No Country For Old Men was the big winner at the Oscars last night – scooping 4 awards.

    The tense thriller was named Best Picture, while its filmmaker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen jointly received the Best Director prize.

    Star Javier Bardem, 38, (pictured far right) took home the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and the film’s final gong was for Best Adapted Screenplay.

    There were no surprises when Daniel Day-Lewis, 50, was named Best Actor for his role as an oil tycoon in There Will Be Blood.

    Fellow Brit Tilda Swinton, 47, was named Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton.

    French actress Marion Cotillard, 32, followed her Bafta success by taking home the Best Actress award for La Vie En Rose.

    Other winners at the 80th annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles included Ratatouille for Animated Feature Film and The Bourne Ultimatum with a trio of Sound and Editing awards. The star-studded event – an international showdown for some of the best films around – was attended by Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese, Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban, George Clooney and Renee Zellweger.

    Full list of winners

    Best Motion Picture: No Country For Old Men

    Lead Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

    Lead Actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

    Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

    Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

    Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

    Foreign Language Film: The Counterfeiters, Austria

    Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

    Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody, Juno

    Animated Feature Film: Ratatouille

    Art Direction: Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

    Cinematography: There Will Be Blood

    Sound Mixing: The Bourne Ultimatum

    Sound Editing: The Bourne Ultimatum

    Original Score: Atonement, Dario Marianelli

    Original Song: Falling Slowly from Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

    Costume: Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Documentary Feature: Taxi To The Dark Side.

    Documentary Short Subject: Freeheld

    Film Editing: The Bourne Ultimatum

    Make-up: La Vie En Rose

    Animated Short Film:Peter & The Wolf

    Live Action Short Film: Le Mozart Des Pickpockets

    Visual Effects: The Golden Compass

    See Daniel Day-Lewis accept his award for best actor in this video