Even though everyone knew Javier Bardem had the Best Supporting Actor award in the bag, that didn’t take away from the moment’s emotion. The Spanish actor dedicated the statue to his mother and gave half of his speech in his native language.
CRUZ-ING THE STAGE
Penélope Cruz was radiant when she hit the stage to present the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, which went to the Austrian film Die Fälscher.
Daniel Day-Lewis climbed the stage to accept the Best Actor award from presenter Helen Mirren, who acted like royalty when the English actor bowed before her.
A ROSE IS A ROSE
French actress Marion Cotillard was shocked when she won the Best Actress honor for her performance in La Vie en Rose. “Thank you, life. Thank you, love. It is true, there are some angels in this city [Los Angeles],” she said amidst tears.
Ethan (left) and Joel Coen won big-time at the event, picking the Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Directors and Best Picture honors. Who would’ve thought a twisted thriller like No Country for Old Men would become a favorite of the Academy?
DRESSED TO WIN...
…But not to impress fashionistas. Even though Tilda Swinton didn’t take home the best-dressed award, she did score the Best Supporting Actress honor for her performance in Michael Clayton.
…But no hidden humor. Host Jon Stewart spiced up the 80th Academy Awards with his sharp wit and fun jokes, all without being over the top of offending anyone. Come back next year!