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Europeans sweep top actor honors at 80th Academy Awards

Best supporting actress winner Tilda Swinton in Edinburgh in 2007
Image: Strevo.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

As English-Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis took home his second Oscar for his leading role as a mean early oil enterpreneur in the motion picture There Will Be Blood, the top four honors for acting were swept away by European actors.

Earlier in the evening, Best Supporting Actress went to British actress Tilda Swinton, won for her portrayal of Karen Crowder in Michael Clayton. Spaniard Javier Bardem took Best Supporting Actor for his role of psychotic killer Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men.

French actress Marion Cotillard took the Best Actress award for her commanding performance of French chanteuse Edith Piaf in the French film, La Vie En Rose, the first time for an actress in a French language film.

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