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Encyclopedia > 80th Academy Awards
80th Academy Awards
Date Sunday, February 24, 2008
Site Kodak Theatre
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Preshow Samantha Harris
Regis Philbin[1]
Shaun Robinson
Host Jon Stewart
Producer Gil Cates
Director Louis J. Horvitz[2]
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 21 minutes[3]
Ratings 31.76 million
18.66 (Nielsen ratings)

The 80th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on ABC beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST/8:30 p.m. EST, February 24, 2008 (01:30 February 25 UTC). During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. Gil Cates was the producer, making it his 14th show, a record.[4] Jon Stewart hosted the show, his second time. He previously presided over the 78th Academy Awards.[5] The ceremony was notably received as the lowest rated and least watched telecast to date. is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Kodak Theatre. ... Hollywood redirects here. ... Samantha Harris Shapiro (born November 27, 1973 in Hopkins, Minnesota), is an American TV presenter. ... Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality and occasional actor known for his roles as a talk show host, game show host, and presenter at various events. ... Shaun Robinson Shaun Robinson (born 1962 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American journalist, and co-anchor and correspondent for the showAccess Hollywood, the daily entertainment news-magazine show. ... Not to be confused with John Stewart or John Stuart. ... Gilbert Gil Cates (born: 6 June 1934 in New York, New York) is an American television producer and director. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... Kodak Theatre. ... Hollywood redirects here. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... Eastern Standard Time redirects here. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... UTC redirects here. ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... Gilbert Gil Cates (born: 6 June 1934 in New York, New York) is an American television producer and director. ... Not to be confused with John Stewart or John Stuart. ... The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...


The nominees were announced on January 22 at 5:38 a.m. PST (13:38 UTC) by Academy president Sid Ganis and actress Kathy Bates, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in the Academy's Beverly Hills headquarters. No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood each received eight nominations. is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... UTC redirects here. ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... Sid Ganis is a jewish motion picture producer in the United_states who produced such films as Deuce_Bigalow, Big_Daddy_(movie), Mr. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... Samuel Goldwyn (July 1882 (some sources say 17 August 1882, others 1879 [1]) – 31 January 1974) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning producer, also a well-known Hollywood motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. ... There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. ...


No Country for Old Men dominated by winning four awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Adapted Screenplay (both awards for Joel and Ethan Coen), and Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem). For the first time since the 37th Academy Awards (1964), the Academy presented all four of the acting awards to non-American actors. The latter were: Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (Best Actor), Marion Cotillard for La Môme (Best Actress), Bardem for No Country for Old Men (Best Supporting Actor), and Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton (Best Supporting Actress). This ceremony also continued trends of recent years, with no film winning more than four awards, the honors for non-documentary features being spread among 13 different films, and major acting honors going to a biographical film. ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-, four-time Goya Award-, BAFTA-, two-time European Film Award-, two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-, two-time Coppa Volpi- and Golden Globe-winning Spanish actor. ... Date: 5 April Host: Bob Hope Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA Notes: For the first time, the Academy presents an award in the field of makeup. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is an Academy Award, BAFTA, two-time César Award, Czech Lion and Golden Globe winning French actress. ... Katherine Mathilda Swinton (born November 5, 1960), better known as Tilda Swinton, is a Golden Globe Award-nominated British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. ... Michael Clayton is a 2007 American dramatic legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy and produced by Sydney Pollack. ...

Contents

Winners of major awards

This is a breakdown of winners of major awards categories only. For a complete list of nominees and winners, see 80th Academy Awards nominees and winners.


Feature films

Award Winner Producer
Best Picture No Country for Old Men Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
Best Foreign Language Film The Counterfeiters - Austria Stefan Ruzowitzky
Best Documentary Feature Taxi to the Dark Side Alex Gibney and Eva Orner
Best Animated Feature Ratatouille Brad Bird

©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. ... Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958) is an American motion picture producer and theatre producer known for his award-winning films and Broadway plays and also for his legendary temper. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best film in a language other than English, released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ... The Counterfeiters (German: Die Fälscher) is a 2007 Austrian / German film fictionalising Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by the Nazis during the Second World War to destabilise the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England currency. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... Taxi to the Dark Side is a documentary directed by American film-maker Alex Gibney. ... Alex Gibney is am Emmy- and Grammy-award winning American director and movie producer. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards given to achievements in film; the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was given the first time for the 2001 film year. ... For other uses, see Ratatouille (disambiguation). ... Phillip Bradley Bird, better known as Brad Bird, (born on September 11, 1957) is an American Academy Award-winning animator who wrote and directed the 1999 Warner Bros. ...

Directing

Award Winner Film
Best Director Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men

The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. ...

Acting

Award Winner Film
Best Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
Best Actress in a Leading Role Marion Cotillard La Môme
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Javier Bardem No Country for Old Men
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is an Academy Award, BAFTA, two-time César Award, Czech Lion and Golden Globe winning French actress. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-, four-time Goya Award-, BAFTA-, two-time European Film Award-, two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-, two-time Coppa Volpi- and Golden Globe-winning Spanish actor. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Katherine Mathilda Swinton (born November 5, 1960), better known as Tilda Swinton, is a Golden Globe Award-nominated British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. ... Michael Clayton is a 2007 American dramatic legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy and produced by Sydney Pollack. ...

Writing

Award Winner Film
Best Writing - Original Screenplay Diablo Cody Juno
Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men

// The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper Diablo Cody is the pseudonym of Brook Busey-Hunt, a Los Angeles-based writer and blogger (originally from Chicago via Minneapolis) originally known for her yearlong foray in the stripping and peep show circuits of Minneapolis, candidly chronicled on... Juno is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. ...

Special honors

Award Winner Field
Academy Honorary Award Robert F. Boyle Art Direction

The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... The term art director, is an overall title for a variety of similar job functions in advertising, publishing, film and television, the Internet, and video games. ...

Multiple nominations

The following 21 films received multiple nominations.

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. ... There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... Atonement is a 2007 film adaptation of Ian McEwans critically acclaimed novel of the same name, directed by Joe Wright, and based on a screenplay by Christopher Hampton. ... Michael Clayton is a 2007 American dramatic legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy and produced by Sydney Pollack. ... For other uses, see Ratatouille (disambiguation). ... The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is an award-winning 2007 film directed by Julian Schnabel. ... Juno is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. ... The Bourne Ultimatum is an Academy Award winning 2007 spy film loosely based[1] on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ... Enchanted is a 2007 musical film, directed by Kevin Lima and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Josephson Entertainment. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... American Gangster is an Academy Award-nominated 2007 crime film written by Steven Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 Western drama film adapted from Ron Hansens 1983 novel of the same name. ... Away From Her is a Canadian film, currently in post-production and scheduled for release in late 2006. ... The Golden Compass is an Academy Award-winning fantasy film based upon Northern Lights (also known as The Golden Compass), the first novel in Philip Pullmans trilogy His Dark Materials, and was released on December 5, 2007 by New Line Cinema. ... Into the Wild is a 2007 Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated film based on the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer about the adventures of Christopher McCandless. ... The Savages is a 2007 comedy/drama feature film directed by Tamara Jenkins, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, and Philip Bosco. ...

Multiple awards

The following four films received multiple awards.

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. ... The Bourne Ultimatum is an Academy Award winning 2007 spy film loosely based[1] on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ... There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. ...

Presenters and performers

Presenters

Name Role Activity
Tom Kane Announcer Co-announced the 80th Academy Awards with Randy Thomas[6]
Randy Thomas Announcer Co-announced the 80th Academy Awards with Tom Kane[7]
Jennifer Garner Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Costume Design
George Clooney Presenter Introduced a segment on the 80-year history of the Academy Awards
Steve Carrell Presenter Co-presented the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway Presenter Co-presented the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with Steve Carrell
Katherine Heigl Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Makeup
Jon Stewart Host Introduced the performance of "Happy Working Song" from Enchanted
Dwayne Johnson Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
Cate Blanchett Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Art Direction
Jennifer Hudson Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor to Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men
Keri Russell Presenter Introduced the performance of "Raise It Up" from August Rush
Owen Wilson Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Jerry Seinfeld Presenter Presented (as Barry Bee Benson) the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Alan Arkin Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress to Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton
Jessica Alba Speaker Presented highlights of the Scientific and Technical Awards, which she hosted on February 9
Josh Brolin Presenter Co-presented the Academy Award for Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay with James McAvoy
James McAvoy Presenter Co-presented the Academy Award for Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay with Josh Brolin
Sid Ganis Speaker Explained the Academy Award selection process
Miley Cyrus Presenter Introduced the performance of "That's How You Know" from Enchanted
Jonah Hill Presenter Co-presented the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing and the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing with Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen Presenter Co-presented the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing and the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing with Jonah Hill
Forest Whitaker Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Actress to Marion Cotillard for La Môme
Colin Farrell Presenter Introduced the performance of "Falling Slowly" from Once
Jack Nicholson Presenter Introduced a segment highlighting the previous winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture
Renée Zellweger Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Nicole Kidman Presenter Presented the Honorary Academy Award to Robert F. Boyle
Penelope Cruz Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Patrick Dempsey Presenter Introduced the performance of "So Close" from Enchanted
John Travolta Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Original Song
Cameron Diaz Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Hilary Swank Presenter Introduced the In Memoriam segment
Amy Adams Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score
Tom Hanks1 Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Harrison Ford Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Writing - Original Screenplay
Helen Mirren Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Actor to Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood
Martin Scorsese Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Director to Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men
Denzel Washington Presenter Presented the Academy Award for Best Picture to No Country for Old Men

Note 1: In a taped segment, the four nominees for Best Documentary Short Subject were named, and the winner announced, by six U.S. military servicemembers stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. (Four versions of the winning announcement were recorded, with the appropriate version indicated to the program's video engineer at the live event.) After the announcement of the winner, Tom Hanks presented the award to the winner in the theatre.[8] Tom Kane was born in 1962 in Overland Park, Kansas. ... Randy Thomas is an American Christian Musician best known for being a member of the Sweet Comfort Band and Allies. ... Jennifer Anne Garner[1] (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. ... This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), as Anthony Edwardss characters best friend and partner... Steve Carell Steve Carell (born August 16, 1963 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards given to achievements in film; the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was given the first time for the 2001 film year. ... This article is about the actress. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards given to achievements in film; the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was given the first time for the 2001 film year. ... Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C.) is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... These are the Academy Award for Makeup winners and nominees: 1980s 1982 Quest for Fire Gandhi 1983 none given 1984 Amadeus 2010: The Year We Make Contact Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 1985 Mask The Color Purple 1986 The Fly The Clan of the Cave Bear... Not to be confused with John Stewart or John Stuart. ... Enchanted is a 2007 musical film, directed by Kevin Lima and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Josephson Entertainment. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ... Catherine Élise Cate Blanchett (born May 14, 1969) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress and stage director. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-, four-time Goya Award-, BAFTA-, two-time European Film Award-, two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-, two-time Coppa Volpi- and Golden Globe-winning Spanish actor. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2005 novel by American author Cormac McCarthy. ... Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976) is a Golden Globe-winning American actress and dancer. ... August Rush is a 2007 Academy Award-nominated drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Kirsten Sheridan and Paul Castro, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis. ... Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer. ... // This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974. ... This article is about the comedian. ... For the video game based on the film, see Bee Movie Game. ... // The Academy Award for Animated Short Film is an award which has been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards every year since the 5th Academy Awards, covering the year 1931-32, to the present. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Katherine Mathilda Swinton (born November 5, 1960), better known as Tilda Swinton, is a Golden Globe Award-nominated British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. ... For the 2007 film, see Michael Clayton (film). ... Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American actress. ... Since 1931, an Academy Award for Scientific or Technical work in motion pictures has been given in three categories: Scientific or Technical Merit - a statuette Scientific and Engineering Achievement - a plaque Technical Achievement - a citation Categories: Academy Awards ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Josh Brolin (born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... James Andrew McAvoy (pronounced MACK-uh-voy; born 21 April 1979[1]) is an acclaimed BAFTA Scotland, ALFS Award, Rising Star Award and two-time BAFTA, European Film Award, Golden Globe nominated Scottish stage and screen actor best known for his starring roles in the Academy Award for Best Picture... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Sid Ganis is a jewish motion picture producer in the United_states who produced such films as Deuce_Bigalow, Big_Daddy_(movie), Mr. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Miley Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus[1] on November 23, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee) is an American actress and singer. ... Enchanted is a 2007 musical film, directed by Kevin Lima and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Josephson Entertainment. ... Jonah Hill (born December 20, 1983)[1] is an American actor and screenwriter. ... The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... Seth Rogen (born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian actor, comedian, and Emmy-nominated writer. ... The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is an Academy Award, BAFTA, two-time César Award, Czech Lion and Golden Globe winning French actress. ... La Vie En Rose is the American title for La Môme (French for The Kid), a 2007 French language movie directed by Olivier Dahan about singer Édith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard as Piaf. ... Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, Alexander, In Bruges. ... Once is a 2006 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning American actress, singer, dancer, and performer who has established herself as one of the highest-paid female Hollywood actors in recent years. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... Penelope Cruz Penélope Cruz Sánchez, nicknamed simply Pe, (born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress. ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best film in a language other than English, released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ... Enchanted is a 2007 musical film, directed by Kevin Lima and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Josephson Entertainment. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Charles Rosher the first recipient in 1928 The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is a two-time Oscar winning American actress. ... This article is about the actress. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... This is a list of films that have received an Oscar and nomination for best documentary short subject. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, commonly called The Coen Brothers in the film business, are United States directors best known for their quirky comedies like Fargo and Raising Arizona; the brothers write their own scripts and alternate top billing for the screenplay. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, commonly called The Coen Brothers in the film business, are United States directors best known for their quirky comedies like Fargo and Raising Arizona; the brothers write their own scripts and alternate top billing for the screenplay. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2005 novel by American author Cormac McCarthy. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... No Country for Old Men is a 2005 novel by American author Cormac McCarthy. ... This is a list of films that have received an Oscar and nomination for best documentary short subject. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ...


Performers

Bill Conti was the musical arranger and the head orchestral conductor. Other performers included: To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Voting trends and summary

For the fourth consecutive year, the field of major nominees did not include a bona fide blockbuster at the U.S. box office, with the nominees for Best Picture performing even more poorly than those of the previous year, although slightly better than in 2005. Blockbuster, as applied to film or theater, denotes a very popular and/or successful production. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...


None of the five Best Picture nominees was among the year's top 30 releases in box office at the time of the nominations; at the time of the announcement on January 22, Juno was the highest earner among the Best Picture nominees with $87.1 million in domestic box office receipts (the film was the only Best Picture nominee of the five to earn more than $100 million before the ceremony date). The film was followed by No Country for Old Men which earned $48.9 million, Michael Clayton with $39.4 million, and Atonement with $32.7 million. There Will Be Blood rounded out the Best Picture nominees with $8.7 million. Out of the top 50 grossing movies of the year (prior to announcement), 30 nominations went to 11 films on the list. Only Ratatouille (11th), American Gangster (19th) , Juno (32nd), and Charlie Wilson's War (40th) received nominations for best picture, directing, acting, or screenwriting. The other top-50 box office hits that earned nominations were Transformers (3rd), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (4th), The Bourne Ultimatum (7th), Norbit (30th), The Golden Compass (38th), Surf's Up (42nd), and 3:10 to Yuma (45th). is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... American Gangster is an Academy Award-nominated 2007 crime film written by Steven Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... Charlie Wilsons War is a 2007 Academy Award-nominated biographical drama film based on the true story of Democratic Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson, who conspired with a bare knuckle attitude CIA operative named Gust Avrakotos to launch an operation to help the Afghan mujahideen resist and ultimately defeat the... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... For the 2007 film starring Matt Damon , see The Bourne Ultimatum (film). ... Norbit is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Raspberry Awards winning comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring its co-writer, Eddie Murphy, in three leading roles. ... The Golden Compass is an Academy Award-winning fantasy film based upon Northern Lights (also known as The Golden Compass), the first novel in Philip Pullmans trilogy His Dark Materials, and was released on December 5, 2007 by New Line Cinema. ... Surfs Up is an American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, released on June 7, 2007[1] by Columbia Pictures. ...


For the third consecutive year, a majority of the Best Picture nominees were rated R (under 17 requires accompanying adult). Of the 88 nominations awarded to non-documentary feature films (apart from the Foreign Film category), a slight majority of 50 went to R-rated films, 29 to films rated PG-13, 4 to PG-rated films and 5 to a G-rated film. There was a remarkable rating-related division among the nominations: R-rated films captured 24 of the 40 nominations for Best Picture, directing, screenwriting and acting; while non-R-rated films received 26 of the 45 nominations in the remaining categories, primarily those in "below the line" areas. The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... In budgeting a motion picture or television production, below-the-line costs include the salaries of the non-starring cast members and the technical crew, as well as use of the film studio and its technical equipment, travel, location, and catering costs, etc. ...


"Dark" Oscars?

Many news organizations have pointed out that numerous films nominated focused primarily on deeply grisly subjects such as greed, corruption, and violence. Films that prominently featured dark subjects included No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Sweeney Todd, and Michael Clayton.


According an article printed in the Los Angeles Times, writer Patrick Goldstein notes This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ...

Shot in a deliberative, unsentimental style, No Country is a bone-chilling tale of violence, stupidity and revenge, with a relentless, amoral killer (played by supporting actor winner Javier Bardem) at its center, coolly dispatching anyone in his way with a cattle gun. It is not the only acclaimed movie to have emerged from a forbidding corner of the American psyche. Many of this year's most compelling movies -- notably, two other best picture nominees, There Will Be Blood and Michael Clayton, as well as American Gangster, Eastern Promises, Gone Baby Gone and The Bourne Ultimatum -- were meditations on violence, betrayal, revenge and grand ambition run amok.
–Patrick Goldstein.[9]

Another article, written by Press Democrat writer Rachel Abramowitz recapped the five Best Picture nominees:

So how do you like your America -- as a mildly flawed Mayberry or a seething pit of lies, corruption and greed? That's the battle shaping up at the 2008 Oscars, as films as brutal as There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men and Michael Clayton line up against the sunny upstart Juno for the top prize. The entirely British, but equally dark, Atonement is the final film battling for the best picture spot.
–Rachel Abramowitz.[10]

Host Jon Stewart observed this trend in his opening monologue when he asked "Does this town need a hug?"[11] In another reference to the four darker, dramatic films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, he commented "Thank God for teen pregnancy."[12] Juno is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. ...


Winners

For the fourth year in a row, no film received more than four awards. The honors for achievements in non-documentary features were spread among 13 different films. All the acting awards were presented to performers who were born outside of the United States. The last time this happened was in 1964. Daniel Day-Lewis is a British and Irish citizen, Tilda Swinton is from the UK, Marion Cotillard is from France, and Javier Bardem is from Spain.[13] Date: 5 April Host: Bob Hope Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA Notes: For the first time, the Academy presents an award in the field of makeup. ...


Marion Cotillard's win for her portrayal of Édith Piaf marked the third year in a row, and the seventh time in nine years, that the Best Actress award went to a performance in a biographical film, though the win by Day-Lewis was the first Best Actor nod in four years for playing a fictional character. Also, Cotillard became the second actress since Sophia Loren in 1961 to receive an Oscar for a non-English speaking role.[14] Overall Cotillard is the fourth performer to win for a non-English speaking role after Loren, Robert De Niro in 1974 (for supporting), and Roberto Benigni in 1998.[15] Cotillard became the fourth French-born actress after Claudette Colbert in 1934, Simone Signoret in 1959, and Juliette Binoche in 1996 (for supporting) to win an Oscar. She became the first to win for a French-language performance. All of the previous foreign-language winners won for Italian-speaking roles. Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is an Academy Award, BAFTA, two-time César Award, Czech Lion and Golden Globe winning French actress. ... Édith Piaf (December 19, 1915–October 11, 1963) was one of Frances most beloved singers,[1] and became a national icon. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is an Academy Award winning Italian film actress. ... The 34th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1961, were held on April 9, 1962 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... The 47th Academy Awards were presented April 8, 1975 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (born October 27, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning Italian film and television actor, writer and director. ... This is a complete list of nominees and winners of the 71st Academy Awards. ... Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning French-born American actress. ... The 7th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1934, were held on February 27, 1935 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. ... Simone Signoret (March 25, 1920 - September 30, 1985), was an Academy Award-winning French actress. ... Date: 4 April Host: Bob Hope Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA MGMs (producer Sam Zimbalist) and director William Wylers three and a half-hour long epic drama Ben-Hur (with a spectacular sea battle and eleven minute chariot race choreographed by Yakima Canutt) broke the... Juliette Binoche (French IPA: ) (born March 9, 1964 in Paris) is an Oscar-winning and Golden Globe nominated French film actress. ... This is a complete list of nominees and winners of the 69th Academy Awards. ...


Robert F. Boyle, at age 98, became the oldest recipient of the Honorary Academy Award. The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ...


The Coen brothers' win for Best Director marks the second time the award was shared between two individuals for a single film. The first time was in 1961, when Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise earned Oscars for co-directing West Side Story.[16] Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 - July 29, 1998) was an American choreographer whose work has included everything from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. ... Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was a sound effects editor, film editor, and Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ...


Notable events

  • When Markéta Irglová was presented the Award for Best Original Song with Glen Hansard for "Falling Slowly," her acceptance speech after Hansard's seemingly was preempted by the orchestra's music cue to leave the stage. In an unprecedented move,[17] [18] host Jon Stewart invited Irglová back on stage to deliver her acceptance speech following the commercial break. Director Gil Cates said the early cue was accidental.[19] The pair said afterward that they had never intended to have Irglová speak.[20]
  • In his acceptance speech, Javier Bardem honored his mother, who attended the ceremony with him, with a tribute in Spanish that brought her to tears.
  • After Tom Hanks introduced them, six US military personnel stationed in Iraq announced (in a taped segment) the four nominees and the winner for Best Documentary Short Subject. Army Specialist Alexandria Corneiro had filmed four different announcements, naming each nominee as the winner. After the nominees' names were read, a representative from PricewaterhouseCoopers told the video engineer which footage to roll.[8][18]
  • Stewart joked about the endless amount of montages (see "special segments") and took an additional jab at the "Plan B" ceremony proposed in the event that the writers' strike continued. Stewart presented a humorous selection of clips, one consisting of film clips "saluting binoculars and telescopes" and another of "saluting characters awakening from bad dreams."[21]
  • Prior to the presentation of the Best Animated Short Film, Barry Bee Benson (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld) touted his "minor" roles in other films such as Election, Rushmore, A Room with a View and The Swarm, all of which included scenes prominently featuring bees.[22]

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Ratings

The telecast drew in an average of 31.76 million viewers over its length, which was down 20 percent from the previous year, and a household rating of 18.66%. Although an average of 32.3 million people watched during the first half-hour of the show,[23] the audience diminished to an average of 25.4 million by its last half-hour.[23] The ceremony also drew a record low 10.68 rating in the 18-49 target demographics[24]. It surpassed the ceremony of five years earlier as the lowest rated and least watched show since Nielsen ratings were recorded for the telecast in 1967 and audience size was monitored beginning in 1974.[25][26] Ratings for this ceremony were 14% lower than the previous record holder. Many were also quick to point out a big contrast between the ratings for the show and Super Bowl XLII, which attracted a record 97.5 million (three times as much as the ceremony) with 43.3% of households. According to the Chicago Tribune the Super Bowl and the Oscars (which since 2004, have usually occurred in the same month) have been usually the two big events that traditionally attract a large number of television viewers.[27] 75th Academy Awards Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California Host Show: Steve Martin Crew Producer: Gil Cates Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes The 75th Academy Awards ceremony was originally intended to be an especially festive celebration of the ceremonys 75th anniversary. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ...


Many insiders and critics blame the extremely low ratings and shrunken audience size to the fact that, like the awards telecast of two-years earlier, no box office hits were nominated. Many believe that the ratings for the awards heavily depend on what films receive the nominations. During the 70th Academy Awards, an audience of 57.25 million tuned into the ceremony in which the global blockbuster Titanic won a record-tying 11 awards from its 14 nominations.[28][29] The 70th Academy Awards were noted for their high ratings and the 11 wins racked up by the Best Picture, Titanic. ... Titanic is a 1997 disaster romance film directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ...


Others blamed the preceding writers' strike for the low ratings because it allotted for less time for the writers to prepare adequate material and more deeply thought humor (see below). It also may have hindered ABC (the broadcaster of the ceremony in the United States) in promoting the event for a longer time period due to doubts of the outcome of the strike.[30]


Despite poor American ratings, the show was by far the top rated show in Canada for the 2007-08 Canadian television season.[31]


Advertisements

Advertisers released new, specific commercials for the 80th Academy Awards as they did for the Super Bowl XLII. The primary American broadcaster, ABC reportedly earned $1.8 million per 30-second advertising spot.[32] Among the many advertisements that premiered were: Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ...

  • Following up on its 79th Academy Awards ad, Dove allowed the public to submit ads promoting their Oil Cream Body Wash. During the telecast, thousands voted online via Oscar.com or Dovecreamoil.com to chose their favorite ad. Célèste Wouden won the contest with her ad Speedy Spa.
  • MasterCard released a new adverstiement called "Studious Pupil" about a young man's eye that abnormally enlarges and shrinks. The commercial ends with the slogan "Are you searching for the priceless things in life?".
  • Diet Coke featured its spot which launched a contest that included a grand prize of auctioning off the red dress worn by Heidi Klum at the Oscars with proceeds going in support of Women's Heart health.
  • Target Corporation aired an ad which depicted people interacting in surrealistic situation usually incorporated with the company's signature bullseye logo. The song played in the commercial is Pacha Massive's "De Pies a la Cabeza".

Aside from the commercials themselves, a number of product placements were also evident during the show itself. Among them Jon Stewart wielding an iPhone and making a gag about its widescreen capabilities while watching Lawrence of Arabia. After a commercial break, Stewart and August Rush star Jamia Simone Nash could be seen playing a Wii Sports tennis match against a giant screen.[35] The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... Dove logo Dove Shampoo Dove is a cleansing bar and personal care brand (including hair care products) owned by Unilever. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Raising Sand is a collaboration album by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... Chris Montez (born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez on January 17, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, the last of 20 children) is a Mexican American singer. ... MasterCard Worldwide (NYSE: MA) is a multinational corporation based in Purchase, NY in the United States. ... Diet Coke (sometimes known as Diet Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light or Coke Light) is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. ... Heidi Klum (pronounced ; born June 1, 1973[1]) is a German supermodel, actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and occasional singer. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... Wikibooks [[wikibooks:|]] has more about this subject: Marketing Product placement advertisements are promotional ads placed by marketers using real commercial products and services in media, where the presence of a particular brand is the result of an economic exchange. ... For the Internet appliance line, see Linksys iPhone. ... Thomas Edward Lawrence (August 16, 1888 – May 19, 1935), also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and (apparently, among his Arab allies) Aurens or El Aurens, became famous for his role as a British liaison officer during the Arab Revolt of 1916–1918. ... August Rush is a 2007 Academy Award-nominated drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Kirsten Sheridan and Paul Castro, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis. ... Jamia Simone Nash (born August 21, 1996 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American child singer and actor. ... Wii Sports is a video game produced by Nintendo for the Wii. ...


Special segments

Throughout the ceremony, there were various tributes to the 80th Anniversary of the Academy Awards ceremony. One segment recapping the previous winners of the Best Picture award. Another montage highlighted the history of the ceremony. Preceding each acting award and the best director award presentation, a montage saluting previous winners of each award was shown. Several pre-recorded segments featured past winners discussing their feelings on winning, including Barbra Streisand, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sidney Poitier, Steven Spielberg, and Elton John. Barbara Joan Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand, IPA: ; born April 24, 1942) is a two time Academy Award-winning American singer and film and theatre actress. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation) Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress based in the United States. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


In Memoriam

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The tribute included Roscoe Lee Brown, Barry Nelson, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Betty Hutton, Calvin Lockhart, Jane Wyman, screenwriter Melville Shavelson, director Curtis Harrington, Jack Valenti, choreographer Michael Kidd, director Michelangelo Antonioni, director Delbert Mann, make-up artist Monty Westmore, soundman Peter T. Hanford, stuntman Bud Ekins, screenwriter Bernard Gordon, Dabbs Greer, Jean-Claude Brialy, art director Harold Michelson, Laraine Day, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Lois Maxwell, cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, director Robert Clark, art director George Jenkins, Johnny Grant, studio executive Frank E. Rosenfelt, producer Martin Manulis, costume designer Donfeld, director Sembene Ousmane, agent Freddy Fields, agent Robert Lantz, executive Ray Kurtzman, Miyoshi Umeki, Suzanne Pleshette, Deborah Kerr, visual effects artist Peter Ellenshaw, film editor Peter Zinner, cinematographer Freddie Francis, director Ingmar Bergman, composer and songwriter Ray Evans, make-up artist William Tuttle, and actor Heath Ledger. For the Tuskegee Airman, see Roscoe Brown. ... Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 - April 7, 2007[1]) was an American actor noted as the first actor to portray Ian Flemings secret agent James Bond. ... Kitty Carlisle Hart (also billed as Kitty Carlisle) (September 3, 1910 – April 17, 2007)[1][2][3] was an American singer, actress and spokeswoman for the arts. ... Betty Hutton (born Elizabeth June Thornburg, February 26, 1921 – March 11, 2007[1]) was an American film actress and singer. ... 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Controversies

Like many entertainment award telecasts, the Academy Awards ceremony has suffered controversies throughout its history. However the broadcast had never before faced turmoil to the point of endangerment, as threatened by the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike.


Writers strike effects

The strike created uncertainty regarding the 2008 Awards. Although the strike was lifted before the date of the Awards, this occurred less than two weeks before and therefore long-term planning was difficult.


On December 18, 2007, the striking Writers Guild of America denied a waiver requested by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in connection with film clips and excerpts from previous award ceremonies to be shown at the 2008 awards. The material could have still been used though, as the denial only affected the conditions under which the clips are shown.[36] This was not the first time the ceremony took place during a labor dispute. The 60th Academy Awards occurred 37 days after that years' writers strike began. At the time material was already completed in anticipation for the strike, and actors were in full attendance of the ceremony.[37] is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) is a labor union representing writers of television and film and employees of television and radio news. ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... 60th Academy Awards Hosts Preshow: Show: Crew Producer: Director: Duration Network The 60th Academy Awards were presented April 29, 1989 at the Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles. ... The 1988 Writers Guild of America strike was a strike action taken by members of both the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw). ...


In anticipation that the strike would continue through Oscar Night, the Academy developed a Plan B show that would not have included actors accepting their awards. It would have included the musical numbers, but would have relied heavily on historic film clips, emphasizing the 80th anniversary of the awards.[38] Nevertheless, the strike was lifted on February 12, as a result of a deal reached by the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers introduced three days earlier. Therefore, the fear of picketing writers and boycotting actors (as a result of solidarity by the Screen Actors Guild) was eliminated, and the ceremony proceeded as normal.[39] is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries in the United States. ... The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) is a trade association based in Encino, California, USA that represents over 350 production companies and studios in negotiations with entertainment industry trade unions in collective bargaining. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...


Many analysts still suspect that the strike affected the amount of time for writing preparation and promotion for the ceremony itself.


One Oscar-related casualty from the strike aside from the ceremony were the cancellation of several entertainment parties in support of the strike including one held by Vanity Fair and another by Entertainment Weekly.[40] American actress Demi Moore, on a typical Vanity Fair cover (August, 1991) Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles based on sensational exaggerations, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and lies. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


Other controversies

Brad Renfro was not among those mourned in the In Memoriam tribute, although he had died in January 2008. Academy spokesperson Leslie Unger responded to criticism by stating, "Unfortunately we cannot include everyone. Our goal is to honor individuals who worked in the many professions and trades of the motion picture industry, not just actors."[41] Also among those omitted was costume designer Marit Allen, who was among the year's nominees for her work on La Vie en Rose. Ulrich Mühe, the star of the German film The Lives of Others (which won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2006) was not mentioned, and also excluded were the French mime artist Marcel Marceau and Edward Yang, the Cannes-fêted Taiwanese director acclaimed for humane films including Yi Yi and A Brighter Summer Day.[42] Also left out was Maila Nurmi (aka "Vampira"), who starred in such films as The Beat Generation, I Woke Up Early The Day I Died and the infamous cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space. Bradley Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 - May 22, 2007) was an American actor, born in Knoxville, Tennessee and was raised by his grandmother. ... La Vie en rose (literally Life in Pink) is the title in English-speaking territories for the triumphant Academy Award winning film La Môme, a 2007 French movie directed by Olivier Dahan about singer Édith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard in her Academy Award, BAFTA, Czech Lion, and Golden Globe... Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe (pronounced IPA: ) (20 June 1953 – 22 July 2007) was a German film, television and theatre actor. ... The Lives of Others (original German: Das Leben der Anderen) is an Academy Award-winning German film, marking the feature film debut of writer and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. ... The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... For mime as an art form, see mime artist. ... Marcel Marceau (born Marcel Mangel) (March 22, 1923 – September 22, 2007) was a well-known mime artist, among the most popular representatives of this art form world-wide. ... Edward Yang (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born November 6, 1947; died June 29, 2007), along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, was one of the leading filmmakers and artists of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... This article is about the history, geography, and people of the island known as Taiwan. ... Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Chinese: 一一) is a drama directed by Edward Yang about the struggles of a business man and the lives of his middle class Taiwanese family in Taipei seen though three generations. ... A Brighter Summer Day (Traditional Chinese: 牯嶺街少年殺人事件) is a four-hour long, 1991 Taiwanese romantic drama film directed by Taiwanese director Edward Yang. ... Maila Nurmi (born Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi, December 21, 1921 in Petsamo, Finland—now Pechenga, Russia) created the well-remembered 1950s character of Vampira. ... Promotional poster for The Beat Generation The Beat Generation is a motion picture released in 1959 by MGM starring Steve Cochran and Mamie Van Doren, with Ray Danton, Fay Spain, Maggie Hayes, Jackie Coogan, Louis Armstrong, Cathy Crosby and Ray Anthony. ... ... This article is about 1959 film. ...


Also, many TV viewers observed that during the montages honoring the 80-year history of the awards, highlights from four-time host Whoopi Goldberg and two-time host Steve Martin were notably absent from the montage (though Goldberg was acknowledged in another segment recognizing previous Best Supporting Actress winners).[43] On the talk show The View the following morning, Goldberg's co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck pointed out the omission, to which Goldberg responded, "Undoubtedly, I pissed somebody off once again. You know what, I don't--I don't know".[44] Co-hosts Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar and Barbara Walters then embraced Goldberg and praised her for her accomplishments. Producer Gil Cates issued an apology to Goldberg three days after the ceremony.[45] Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the talk show. ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck (née Filarski) (born May 28, 1977) is a former reality show contestant and current American talk show personality, one of the co-hosts on the daytime talk show The View. ... Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born on April 22, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American talk show host, comedian, and actress. ... Josephina Victoria Joy Behar (born October 7, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the talk show The View. ... Barbara Jill Walters[1] (born September 25, 1929) is an American journalist, writer, and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. ...


Memorable quotes

  • "Oscar is 80 this year, which automatically makes him the frontrunner for the Republican nomination." - Jon Stewart, in what some observers believed was a reference to John McCain's age (then 71).[46]
  • "And the winner of the baby is…ANGELINA JOLIE! Obviously Angelina Jolie couldn't be here — it's hard to find 17 babysitters on Oscar night! I accept this baby on her behalf." - Jon Stewart on rumors of Jolie's pregnancy which were denied after an attendance at the Independent Spirit Awards[47]
  • "Mama, this is for you. This is for your grandparents and your parents, Rafael and Matilde. This is for the comedians of Spain who, like you, have brought dignity and pride to our profession. This is for Spain and this is for all of you." - Javier Bardem, speaking in Spanish, in a moving and emotional acceptance speech that brought his mother to tears[48]
  • "Well, I'm speechless now. I -- I -- well, I -- thank you life, thank you love, and it is true, there is some angels in this city! Thank you so, so much!" - Marion Cotillard on accepting the award for Best Actress[49]
  • "What is happening? This is for the writers, and I want to thank all the writers. I especially want to thank my fellow nominees because I worship you guys and I'm learning from you every day, so thank you very much. ... I want to thank Mason Novick who knew I could do this before I did. And most of all, I want to thank my family for loving me exactly the way I am." - Diablo Cody on accepting the award for Original Screenplay[47]
  • "Well...uh...thank you very much." - Ethan Coen on accepting the award for Best Adapted Screenplay[50]
  • "I don't have a lot to add to what I said earlier. Thank you." - Ethan Coen on accepting the award for Best Director[51]

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International broadcasters

Some of the broadcasters outside the United States (telecasted on ABC) showing the event live:[52] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...

  1. Due to the restrictions of a three hour timeslot, some of the awards were cut out of the broadcast in Australia, including Best Foreign Language Film, and the Sci-tech awards
  1. Due to restrictions the Australian broadcast was shown in standard definition only
  1. Slightly delayed telecast over ABS-CBN. Rebroadcast for primetime on Studio 23 and Velvet.

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See also

Academy Award Portal
  • 80th Academy Awards nominees and winners
  • 65th Golden Globe Awards
  • 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 28th Golden Raspberry Awards
  • 2007 in film

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