Glitz and glam made a return to Hollywood as the 80th edition of the Academy Awards returned with full flair. The post-strike event was a “back to business” affair with all the red carpet pageantry and celebrity returning to show after worries the strike would drastically alter the program.
Worries were cast aside as big names rolled in and picked up a few shiny gold statuettes- with the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, The Coen Brothers, Marion Cotillard, and Tilda Swinton winning in their respective categories. Day-Lewis, already a Best Actor winner for his role in 1989’s My Left Foot, scooped up the Best Actor Oscar for this role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s much talked-about film, There Will Be Blood.
The Coen Brothers also won big on the night, pulling in the Best Director(s) statue for their film No Country For Old Men. The film of course, was the event’s biggest winner, coming home with the much prized Best Picture.
The night’s other big winners included Juno (for Best Original Screenplay), Ratatouille (Best Animated Feature), and Javier Bardem, who became the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar. The full list if winners can be seen here.