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By Maria Esteves - March 6, 2008

The 80th Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2007, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and hosted by Jon Stewart was held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. The Oscars were televised live by ABC Television Network, Sunday, February 24, 8:00 PM EST, and in more than 200 countries worldwide.

This year's Oscar winners by category are:

Best Picture

  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)

Best Documentary Feature

  • TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, (THINKFilm), An X-Ray Production, Alex Gibney and Eva Orner

Best Documentary Short

  • FREEHELD, A Lieutenant Films Production, Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth

Best Foreign Language

  • THE COUNTERFEITERS, An Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Magnolia, Filmproduktion Production, Austria

Best Animated Feature

  • RATATOUILLE, (Walt Disney), Brad Bird

Best Animated Short

  • PETER & THE WOLF, (BreakThru Films), Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

Best Live Action Short

  • LE MOZART DES PICKPOCKETS (The Mozart of Pickpockets), (Premium Films), Philippe Pollet-Villard


Best Director

  • JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)

Best Actor

  • DANIEL DAY-LEWIS for THERE WILL BE BLOOD, (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

Best Actress

  • MARION COTILLARD for LA VIE EN ROSE, (Picturehouse)

Best Supporting Actor

  • JAVIER BARDEM for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)

Best Supporting Actress


Best Adapted Screenplay

  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, (Miramax and Paramount Vantage), written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Original Screenplay

  • JUNO, (Fox Searchlight), written by Diablo Cody

Best Music (Original Score) for Motion Pictures

  • ATONEMENT, (Focus Features), Dario Marianelli

Best Music (Original Song) for Motion Pictures

  • FALLING SLOWLY FROM ONCE, (Fox Searchlight), Music/Lyric by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Best Cinematography

  • THERE WILL BE BLOOD, (Paramount Vantage and Miramax), Robert Elswit

Best Costume Design

  • ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, (Universal), Alexandra Byrne

Achievement In Art Direction

  • DANTE FERRETTI for SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, (DreamWorks/Warner Bros.,, Dist by DreamWorks/Paramount)

Achievement In Sound Editing

  • THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, (Universal), Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg

Achievement In Sound Mixing

  • THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, (Universal) Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis

Achievement In Visual Effects

  • THE GOLDEN COMPASS, (New Line in association with Ingenious Film Partners)

Achievement In Film Editing

  • THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, (Universal), Christopher Rouse

Achievement In Makeup

  • LA VIE EN ROSE, (Picturehouse), Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald

The following Oscar winners acceptance speech brief excerpts were:

Best Picture Award Winner, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, producer Scott Rudin said in the beginning of his acceptance speech, “This is an unbelievable honor and a complete surprise.”

Best Animated Feature Award Winner, RATATOUILLE, director Brad Bird said in the beginning of his acceptance speech, “I want to thank the Academy and I also want to thank my junior high guidance counselor for a meeting we had where he asked me, "What do you want to do with your life?" And I said, "I want to make movies."

Best Actress Award Winner, MARION COTILLARD for LA VIE EN ROSE, said at the end of her acceptance speech, “I thank you life, thank you love, and it is true, there is some angels in this city.”

Best Supporting Actor Award Winner, JAVIER BARDEM for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, said at the end of his acceptance speech in Spanish to his mother who was present at the Oscars, “Mama esto es para ti. Esto es para tus abuelos, para tus padres, Rafael y Matilde. “ (Mom, this is for you. This is for your grandparents, for your parents, Rafael & Matilde).

Best Supporting Actress Award Winner, TILDA SWINTON for MICHAEL CLAYTON, at the end of her acceptance speech said, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

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