'No Country' Wins Best Picture

Ethan Coen, left, and Joel Coen, right, hold their awards for best director, best picture, and best adapted screenplay, for their work on "No Country for Old Men" while posing with producer Scott Rudin at the Governors Ball following the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Rudin is holding his award for best picture for his work on "No Country for Old Men". (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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Los Angeles (AP) There were a few surprises, but things went as planned for the most part in an academy awards ceremony that was nearly derailed by a writers strike.

Heavy favorite “No Country For Old Men” took home four Oscars, including best picture.

“No Country” also won Best Director for brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, who also won best adapted screenplay. Javier Bardem, who played the ruthless killer in the modern-day western, won Best Supporting Actor.

Daniel Day-Lewis grabbed the Best Actor award at the Oscars for his role in “There Will Be Blood.”

Marion Cotillard won the Best Actress Oscar for “La Vie En Rose.”'

Tilda Swinton won supporting actress for ``Michael Clayton.''