"No Country for Old Men" - a film about a drug deal gone horribly wrong - captured the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year at Hollywood's 80th Academy Awards ceremony in California.
Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen took home Oscars for directing the violence-packed "No Country for Old Men."
Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Lead Actor Oscar for his role as a ruthless California oilman in "There Will Be Blood."
Marion Cotillard won the award for Best Lead Actress for her portrayal of the tormented French songstress Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose."
Javier Bardem won the honor for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "No Country for Old Men." And Tilda Swinton took the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her part in "Michael Clayton."
"Taxi to the Dark Side" - a documentary about an Afghan taxi driver who was beaten to death while in U.S. military custody - received the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
An Austrian film - "The Counterfeiters" - won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film.
The Academy Awards recognize the best in U.S. filmmaking, but a strike by writers working for American film and television producers threatened to scrap this year's presentations.
The awards ceremony was viewed by am estimated billion people around the world.
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