Daniel Day Lewis bags best actor Oscar

February 25th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Johnny Depp

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) British actor Daniel Day Lewis bagged the best actor Oscar for playing a struggling silver miner in “There Will Be Blood”. He beat George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo Mortensen in the Oscar race.

Ethan and Joel Coen bagged the best director Oscar for “No Country for Old Men”.

Diablo Cody won the coveted award for best screenplay for romantic comedy “Juno”, about a 16-year-old girl faced with an unplanned pregnancy and the unusual decision she makes regarding her unborn child.

The award for best documentary on short subjects went to Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth for “Freeheld”. The documentary is a knuckle-biting, dramatic account of a dying policewoman’s bitter fight to provide for the love of her life.

The best documentary features Oscar went to Alex Gibney and Eva Orner for making “Taxi to the Dark Side” that takes an in-depth look at the torture practices of the US in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. It focuses on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

Robert Elswit walked away with the Oscar for cinematography for his work in “There Will Be Blood”. Dario Marianelli bagged award for the original music score in “Atonement”.

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