Oscar – 80th Annual Academy Awards

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Oscar – 80th Annual Academy AwardsLast night was a special night. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony was held on Sunday, February 24, 2008. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 were again presented at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center. It was hosted by Comedy Central’s The Daily Show host Jon Stewart.

And the Winner Is

The crime saga “No Country for Old Men” of the Coen brothers won four Academy Awards, including best picture, in a ceremony that also featured a strong international flavor. Europeans swept the acting categories Sunday night. British actor Daniel Day-Lewis and France’s Marion Cotillard were best lead actor and actress. The supporting actor and actress prizes went to Spain’s Javier Bardem and British actress Tilda Swinton.

A Bit of Oscar History

The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The first Oscar Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 16, 1929 at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of 1927 and 1928.