Oscar Winners & Partygoers

by Eric Melin on February 25, 2008

in Blogs

scene-stealers oscar party cash winnerWow, what a crazy night. There were a lot of upsets–starting with three “Bourne Ultimatum” wins, and continuing through to “Taxi From the Darkside” beating “Sicko” and Marion Cotillard and Tilda Swinton. The Scene-Stealers Oscar Party was fantastic; thanks to everybody who helped out, and congratulations to Betsy Hatch, who picked most of those upsets and cleaned up, winning all the cash last night! We should have the online ballots tallied some time tomorrow. There are a crap-ton to go through, so the competition will be very stiff for the Netflix subscription!

Huge thanks go out from J.D. and myself to Dustin Schirer, Ryan Dambro, Nick Colby, John Davis, Megan Dambro, Josh Longbottom, Phil Plante, and Dana Collins for putting in a lot of time and effort to make a big event like this happen. You are amazing, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

scene-stealers oscar partyOkay, so “Juno” didn’t win Best Picture like I predicted. That’s good, I didn’t really want it to win, I just thought I’d call an upset so that if it actually did happen, I could say I called it. Instead, I’m a satisfied and happy movie fan who loves the fact that dark, strange movies like “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” took home as many as they did.

Joel and Ethan Coen’s meditative thriller No Country for Old Men won Best Picture and three other statues at the 80th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night. There Will Be Blood, which, like No Country for Old Men entered the evening with eight nominations apiece, picked up two awards. Here is the complete list of winners:

ryan dambro jd warnockNo Country for Old Men, Best Picture

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men, Director

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood, Actor in a Leading Role

Diablo Cody, Juno, Original Screenplay

Taxi to the Dark Side, Documentary Feature

Freeheld, Documentary Short

Atonement, Original Score

There Will Be Blood, Cinematography

“Falling Slowly” from Once, Original Song

jojo longbottom jp redmonThe Counterfeiters, Foreign-Language Film

The Bourne Ultimatum, Film Editing

Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose, Actress in a Leading Role

The Bourne Ultimatum, Sound Mixing

The Bourne Ultimatum, Sound Editing

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men, Adapted Screenplay

Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton, Supporting Actress

Peter & the Wolf, Animated Short

Le Mozart des Pickpockets, Live-Action Short

katie randy andrea prizesJavier Bardem, No Country for Old Men, Supporting Actor

Sweeney Todd, Art Direction

The Golden Compass, Visual Effects

Ratatouille, Animated Feature

La Vie en Rose, Makeup

Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Costumes

Robert Boyle, honorary Oscar

Nick Colby, all-around kick ass bald dude

 

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 Phil February 25, 2008 at 1:43 pm

There Will Be Blood was, if only slightly, better than No Country. The movie deserved every award for which it was nominated. Too bad. At least Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won.

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2 Phil February 25, 2008 at 1:43 pm

There Will Be Blood was, if only slightly, better than No Country. The movie deserved every award for which it was nominated. Too bad. At least Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won.

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