‘No Country for Old Men’ bags four Oscars, Shekhar Kapur one

February 25th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Johnny Depp

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) High-octane action drama once again became the top draw at the 80th Annual Academy awards with crime-thriller “No Country for Old Men” winning four Oscars. Going into the award ceremony with eight nominations, it bagged the coveted award for best director, best picture, best screenplay and best actor in a supporting role.

While Ethan and Joel Coen and Scott Rudin walked away with the Oscar for making the film, the Coen brothers - who write and direct together - won the award for best-adapted screenplay and best direction as well. Javier Bardem won the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role.

Based on Cormack McCarthy’s novel, “No Country for Old Men” is about violence and mayhem that ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” received an Oscar for costume design. The prize for best-animated feature film went to the Disney-Pixar comedy “Ratatouille”.

In the other major categories, British actor Daniel Day Lewis bagged the Oscar for the best actor 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.

Marion Cotillard has won the Academy Award for best actress in a leading role for her performance in “M

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