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February 24, 2008 10:00 PM

Just as expected, the Best Supporting Actor Oscar went to Javier Bardem Sunday night during the 80th annual Academy Awards ceremony at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

The Spanish actor won the statue for his role as the villain in Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men, and he dedicated the award to his mother Pilar Bardem.

“Whoa,” Bardem, 38, said as he held on tight to his trophy. “This is pretty amazing. I have to speak fast here, man.”

The Oscar winner then switched to Spanish, dedicating the statue to his mother. “Mom, this is for you, for your grandparents, for Spain’s comedians, for Spain and for all of us, Thank you very much,” he exclaimed amidst a burst of applause.

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