It was a good night at the Academy Awards. A few surprises here and there, but for the most part the awards went to those that deserved it. No Country for Old Men won four out of their eight nominations, including “Best Picture.”

As for my predictions, I went five for six in the big categories (acting, picture, director), including calling the big upset Tilda Swinton in the “Supporting Actress” category. Marion Cotillard for “Best Actress” was a surprise, but a great choice now that I reflect on the nominees.

The rest of my picks? Ehh… not so much. I basically got most of the other ones wrong, proving I have no idea what makes good costume design.

The best moment of the night was when Once won for “Best Original Song.” They were so genuinely happy. Then the producers of the show cut off Marketa Irglova before she could say a single word. I bitched the whole commercial break until they returned and Jon Stewart, rather than deliver another corny joke, escorted her back on stage to give her speech. It was an amazing moment and a touching speech. In case you missed it, check it out on YouTube here.

Biggest upset was Golden Compass winning for Visual Effects. That was a definite “what the…” moment.

Here was another:

The full list of winners is after the jump. Tell me what you think of the awards show in the comments section!

Best Picture

“Atonement”
“Juno”
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Actor in a Leading Role

George Clooney, “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”
Johnny Depp, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Viggo Mortensen, “Eastern Promises”
Tommy Lee Jones, “In the Valley of Elah”


Actress in a Leading Role


Cate Blanchett, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
Julie Christie, “Away From Her”
Marion Cotillard, “La Vie En Rose”
Laura Linney, “The Savages”
Ellen Page, “Juno”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Casey Affleck, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”
Hal Holbrook, “Into the Wild”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Charlie Wilson’s War”
Tom Wilkinson, “Michael Clayton”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Cate Blanchett, “I’m Not There”
Ruby Dee, “American Gangster”
Saoirse Ronan, “Atonement”
Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton”

Directing


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

Writing (Original Screenplay)


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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)


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

Best Foreign Language Film

“Beaufort”
“The Counterfeiters”
“Katyn”
“Mongol”
“12″

Best Documentary Feature

“No End in Sight”
“Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience”
“Sicko”
“Taxi to the Dark Side”
“War Dance”

Best Animated Feature Film


“Persepolis”
“Ratatouille”
“Surf’s Up”

Art Direction


“American Gangster”
“Atonement”
“The Golden Compass”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
“There Will Be Blood”

Cinematography


“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
“Atonement”
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Costume Design


“Across the Universe”
“Atonement”
“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
“La Vie en Rose”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Best Documentary Short Subject


“Freeheld”
“La Corona (The Crown)”
“Salim Baba”
“Sari’s Mother”

Editing


“The Bourne Ultimatum”
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“Into the Wild”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

Makeup


“La Vie en Rose”
“Norbit”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”

Music (Original Score)


“Atonement”
“The Kite Runner”
“Michael Clayton”
“Ratatouille”
“3:10 to Yuma”

Music (Original Song)


“Falling Slowly” from “Once”
“Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted”
“Raise It Up” from “August Rush”
“So Close” from “Enchanted”
“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted”

Animated Short Film


“I Met the Walrus”
“Madame Tutli-Putli”
“Meme les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven)”
“My Love (Moya Lyubov)”
“Peter & the Wolf”

Live Action Short Film

“At Night”
“Il Supplente (The Substitute)”
“Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)”
“Tanghi Argentini”
“The Tonto Woman”

Sound Editing

“The Bourne Ultimatum”
“No Country for Old Men”
“Ratatouille”
“There Will Be Blood”
“Transformers”

Sound Mixing


“The Bourne Ultimatum”
“No Country for Old Men”
“Ratatouille”
“3:10 to Yuma”
“Transformers”

Visual Effects

“The Golden Compass”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
“Transformers”

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