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2008 Oscar Winners: Expect the Expected

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No surprises or big upsets at this year’s Academy Awards: No Country for Old Men rightfully swept the majority of the categories, including Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) and Best Picture; Daniel Day Lewis got the Oscar for Best Actor and Juno won Best Original Screenplay.

If you were looking for upsets, you were looking in the wrong place.

Check out the 2008 Oscar winners’ list (major categories) after the jump.

Best Motion Picture
WINNER: “No Country for Old Men”
· “Atonement”
· “Juno”
· “Michael Clayton”
· “There Will Be Blood”

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”
· George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”
· Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
· Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah”
· Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role
WINNER: Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose”
· Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
· Julie Christie in “Away From Her”
· Laura Linney in “The Savages”
· Ellen Page in “Juno”

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
WINNER: Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”
· Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
· Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War”
· Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild”
· Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton”

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
WINNER: Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”
· Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There”
· Ruby Dee in “American Gangster”
· Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement”
· Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”

Achievement In Directing
WINNER: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for “No Country for Old Men”
· Julian Schnabel for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
· Jason Reitman for “Juno”
· Tony Gilroy for “Michael Clayton”
· Paul Thomas Anderson for “There Will Be Blood”

Adapted Screenplay
WINNER: “No Country for Old Men” by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
· “Atonement” by Christopher Hampton
· “Away From Her” by Sarah Polley
· “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Ronald Harwood
· “There Will Be Blood” by Paul Thomas Anderson

Original Screenplay
WINNER: “Juno” by Diablo Cody
· “Lars and the Real Girl” by Nancy Oliver
· “Michael Clayton” by Tony Gilroy
· “Ratatouille” by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco
· “The Savages” by Tamara Jenkins

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