No Country for Old Men wins an Oscar– sweet

February 25, 2008 | Comments Off on No Country for Old Men wins an Oscar– sweet

I loved this movie even though it was really weird and dark, not to mention had a strangely unsatisfying ending…

CNN says it got best picture tonight:

“No Country for Old Men,” the Coen brothers’ brutal tale of a man pursued by death and the law across the empty moonscapes of West Texas, won best picture at the 80th Academy Awards on Sunday.

The Coens also won best director and best adapted screenplay, and Javier Bardem, who played killer Anton Chigurh, won best supporting actor.

“Thank you to the Coens for being crazy enough to think that I could do that, and to put one of the most horrible haircuts in history over my head,” he said.

It was his second nomination, though, after being recognized in the lead actor category as Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in “Before Night Falls.”

French actress Marion Cotillard won her first Academy Award for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose.”

Early handicappers had bet heavily on veteran Julie Christie, who plays a woman falling victim to Alzheimer’s in “Away from Her.”

But Cotillard, who’s received raves for her performance as the French singer, had been considered a strong contender for best actress.

“I’m speechless now … I … I … thank you life, thank you love,” Cotillard exclaimed. “And it is true, there are some angels in this city. Thank you so, so much!

I wasn’t able to actually watch tonight because I was too busy but it at least looks like it went well for everyone.

Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for his performance as a misanthropic oilman in “There Will Be Blood.”

“My deepest thanks to the members of the Academy for whacking me with the handsomest bludgeon in town,” Day-Lewis said as he accepted the award. See the complete list of winners

As he accepted his first Oscar, Bardem, one of Spain’s top actors, thanked his directors and reflected on his role as a creepy killer with a bad haircut.

Hello world!

February 25, 2008 | Comments Off on Hello world!

Sweet, this worked. I’m keeping this blog as a way to pass time as I head towards the end of my senior thesis. Hopefully it will all be over soon.