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.''