2008 Academy Award Winners List and Live Oscar Chat!

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As promised folks, the Film Junk Oscar Chat is now live and it’s a pretty happening party if I do say so myself. If you’d like to join in the fun, just click here!

I’ll continue to post the Academy Award winners right here as they are announced. Until then, let’s kick back and watch some Jon Stewart hilarity.

  • Best Costume Design: Elizabeth The Golden Age
  • Best Animated Feature: Ratatouille
  • Best Make-Up: La Vie en Rose
  • Best Visual Effects: The Golden Compass
  • Best Art Direction: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
  • Best Short Film: Le Mozart des Pickpockets
  • Best Animated Short: Peter & the Wolf
  • Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
  • Best Sound Editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Best Sound Mixing: The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)
  • Best Film Editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Best Foreign Language Film: The Counterfeiters (Austria)
  • Best Original Song: “Falling Slowly” (Once)
  • Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood)
  • Best Original Score: Dario Marianelli (Atonement)
  • Best Short Documentary: Freeheld
  • Best Feature Documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side
  • Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody (Juno)
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
  • Best Director: Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
  • Best Film: No Country for Old Men

And that’s it folks! Wow, they actually finished the Oscars on time this year. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Live Chat. It was a lot of fun! Feel free to leave any further thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Best Doc short subject went to “Freeheld” not Salim Baba.” Not that anyone really knows the difference.

  • Oops, thanks for that Jon.

  • Goon

    best speeches: Marketa Irglova/Glen Hansard, Tilda Swinton

    the “Crash” award for most unworthy: Diablo Cody

    biggest upset: Golden Compass for F/X. I’m sure Campea isn’t done swearing yet about it.

  • Goon

    http://www.themovieblog.com/audioedition/OscarShow4.mp3

    first time I went to TMB in months, just to find this.

    ahhh, I openly masturbate to his outrage.

  • Gabby keeps crashing my PC, but it was fun to pop in over the course of the broadcast. Good show guys.

  • Primal

    I agree with the best speeches and f/x award Goon. I don’t agree with the crash award though. It’s a great screenplay and it’s just too bad that they didn’t have the right actors to pull the kind of dialogue it had.

  • Goon

    i heartily disagree with that, i think Juno is extremely well cast, in fact thats the biggest compliment i could give it. Even though I’m not a Page fan she seemed like a decent fit. Its the words out of these characters mouths that make me want to slap Cody, not the characters, but Cody, because she is way too clearly the voice of all of them, you can see the Hipster thesaurus on screen nudging you at how clever it thinks it is. unlike Tarantino, Cody and Reitman could not properly deliver a world around these characters to make their bullshit dialogue fit.

    this piece of satire says it all:
    http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/diablo-cody-screenplay.php

    …and going back to Ellen Page, for spit talking clever beyond her age acting, she’s got nothing on Anna Kendrick from “Rocket Science”. now that young chick has it going on, and despite its flaws, RS is honest, sweet, has an actual STYLE deserving of director recognition that Reitman does not. Rocket Science remains criminally underseen while Juno, well if I came into a couple million bones I’d buy her original screenplay and wipe my ass with it.

    Pardon the hyperbole, but seriously. Fuck Juno. ptoie.

  • I have no problem whatsoever with Juno winning Best Screenplay. I could understand people saying it wasn’t deserving of Best Picture, but that movie is all about the screenplay. And what’s wrong with a screenplay having a writer’s voice? The characters weren’t all exactly the same. I will admit that the script was a bit too in love with its own cool slang, but she’s a rookie writer, she will learn to rein back next time. And although I liked Rocket Science, I think Juno was way more accomplished than Rocket Science.

  • Goon

    I’m afraid I just cant see the argument for Juno’s success on any level vs. Rocket Science, technical or performance

  • Primal

    I can see why you hate it Goon. For me, in terms a screenplay having a writers voice to the caliber of Juno that came out a year before in 06 would be Rian Johnson’s Brick. The writers voice is all over every one of the characters and I am glad that I am not seeing all the hate on that. So I guess its a good thing it wasn’t nominated for prestigous award.

  • Buttons

    Yeah, because the Special effects in TGC were photo realistic. I agree, biggest upset was in the effects catagory

  • Dale

    I’m on Goon’s side. Cody is a rookie screenwriter and couldn’t differentiate a lot of her characters. Even the corner store owner was ‘witty’.

  • Primal

    I actually disliked the dialogue from the corner store owner and the “honest to blog” quote, but I settled in and none of the dialogue after annoyed me at all

  • Actually I’d say the corner store owner was one of the few characters aside from Juno that had a similar snappy rapid-fire dialogue thing going on. For the first 10 minutes or so I kind of thought I was going to hate the movie specifically because of Rainn Wilson and her in that scene together. But after that, I thought the characters all kind of settled into their own roles nicely.

    Primal brings up a good point with Brick. All of the characters talk in a certain way because Rian Johnson chose to make his high school kids speak like characters from a hardboiled detective story. It’s not meant to be realistic… it was a stylistic choice.

    I can understand if Diablo Cody’s dialogue sounds like it’s trying too hard and turns people off. I can see that. But to say that it wasn’t realistic and no one would talk like that in real life is silly. It’s a movie, not real life.

  • Dale

    Yes the film did ‘click in’ at some point and I became less annoyed with the writing. However the sins of the first half hour I can’t forgive and should have precluded an Academy Award.

  • I didn’t want to miss the live convo, but I also didn’t feel like watching the ceremonies. Instead I played some PS3 and watched We Own The Night and caught up on the winners right here in about 30 seconds.

    The only major surprise I saw was that Transformers didn’t win for effects. I also wasn’t necessarily expecting Juno to win for screenplay, but it doesn’t really bother me either. I was happy to see No Country, the Coen brothers, and Javier Bardem all represent, and the one thing I honestly wish I’d have watched the show for is Bardem’s acceptance speech. But then again, that’s what YouTube’s for.

  • I think Transformers obviously got penalized for obstucting the FX shots with michael bay-esque editing. The Academy probably figured they were covering for sub-par effects.

    It’s kind of regrettable because the FX team probably was pretty talented. But the film itself is barely watchable.

    Great picture guys.

  • Goon

    “It’s a movie, not real life.”

    with dialogue and just about anything else, suspension of disbelief is relative to the world the director creates, and Reitman simply doesn’t acheive it, which makes all of this stand out so much.

    As for all the characters sounding the same, no they dont all spit dialogue rapid fire in the same way, but they ALL put jokes above any actual emotion. Juno is ALWAYS on, even to the point of a double joke Thundercats/Thunderbirds reference while having her water break… talking like a jackass while meeting Bateman and Garner for the first time, the parents are cracking jokes the second she leaves the room after telling them she’s pregnant, I mean jesus christ, is everyone a stand up comedian? Even her dumbass friend is quick on the ball with the references. In the end, not only does it fail to ring true in its own contextual world, Cody makes me HATE these people, and can only deliver an emotional moment for Juno by forcing her to break down and cry, a segment convenient to the script out of the blue from everything built up – this wasn’t Juno’s tough facade breaking, it was simply a lazy 180 from someone too talentless to properly set someone up for a fall.

    I find it weird to hear defences acknowledging that the dialogue is weird and unrealistic and ‘just a movie’ now, when the majority of the pre release buzz was so highly based on it being ‘real’ and ‘honest’ – even during the Oscar pre-show there was Ellen Page explaining that THIS is what connected it to people, and for the love of christ I can’t see how the hell people could soak anything real out of that fraud of a script. screw her and the million dollar shoes (thats right) she walked in on.

  • Goon

    http://www.236.com/images/photos/107/original/original.jpg

    I just wanted to add yet again I gained so much respect for Tilda Swinton tonight. she already had it, but man… from not giving a crap about clothes, hair, makeup, and that speech… she’s just plain cool to me.

  • I think I did say in our review on the podcast that I felt Juno was real to the extent that Juno’s blase attitude about everything that was happening to her is pretty representative of a lot of teens nowadays. True, she was pretty damn quick on the draw, and making jokes about things that were way before her time, but just the general cynicism felt authentic to me. Also the Jason Bateman/Jennifer Garner characters had elements of believability to them for me as well.

    And the fact that she wore million dollar shoes does not make me any more or less a fan of Diablo Cody.

  • No transcript? Darnit. I too think the picture rules though.

  • Sorry Henrik, people kept dropping in and out of the chat, it was impossible to keep a copy of it. Plus I don’t think it would be very interesting to read after the fact.

  • I’m glad No Country for Old Men swept the ceremony. That’s the only movie I was rooting for, also bein the only candidate I’d watched.

    Would’ve loved to drop in on the chat but decided to go see Be Kind, Rewind instead. Looking forward to your review on the podcast!

  • joe

    How ironic that the best visual effects go to The Golden Cum Piss.

  • I was so upset i missed the oscars for the first time in 5 years but then i figured i could pretty much recreate it through you tube clips

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