That was a nice moment. Helen Mirren was randy for his ass, though. Was everyone else able to struggle out of their Oscar-induced coma? I swear, that Kristen Chenowith number is what put me over the edge. Let’s just say that “Enchanted” didn’t translate well into the variety show format. Good lawd. I seriously wish I could have ignored some of the boring moments, kind of like Brad Renfro got ignored in the dead Hollywood actors montage. Despite the yawns, everyone one who won pretty much deserved to win. Though, Hal Holbrook must be weeping into his Metamucil this morning and making Dixie Carter recite Julia Sugarbaker-isms to cheer his ass up. Foreign actors dominated the show last night, as both lead actor winners were from abroad. Marion Cotillard won for her pitch-perfect portrayal of doomed singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie En Rose”. And fan favorite Daniel Day Lewis took the statue for playing the demented oil baron Daniel Plainview in “There Will Be Blood”. J. Harvey personal favorite hot alien chica Tilda Swinton won Best Support Actress for “Michael Clayton”, and Javier Bardem took it for his portrayal of psycho Dutchboy wig wearing assassin Anton Chigurh. Tilda Swinton gets points for mocking George Clooney in er acceptance speech, which is funny because the rest of the free world acts like he saved us all from Armageddon.
And besides the European incursion, the big winner of the night was “No Country For Old Men”, the Cohen Bros. razorsharp Western chase film. It took four awards including “Best Picture”, “Best Director”, and “Best Adapted Screenplay”. Speaking of screenplay, fan favorite former stripper Diablo Cody got to show her tattoo to the a billion people when she won for “Best Original Screenplay” for “Juno”, which besides that, pretty much got shut out. Apparently, the Academy doesn’t love quirky flavor of the month. Here’s some Oscar snaps for you to enjoy!
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more photos (Jennifer Garner, George Clooney, Steve Carrell, Anne Hathaway, The Rock, Diablo Cody, Tilda Swinton, Helen Mirren, Daniel Day Lewis, Johnny Depp, Katherine Heigl, Amy Adams, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Glen Hansard, Marketa Inglova, Josh Brolin, James McAvoy, Javier Bardem, Miley Cyrus, Cameron Diaz, Jack Nicholson, Kristen Chenowith, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta and Penelope Cruz) of the winners and from the 80th Academy Awards show, plus the list of winners, are after the jump.
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