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No Suprise: 'No Country' Wins Big at the Oscars

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Ethan and Joel Coen, aka the Coen Brothers took home the biggest prizes at tonight's Academy Awards for the film "No Country For Old Men." It wasn't even the best film they've done but then again, Herbie Hancock. Jon Stewart ran the show as he did last year but could do no wrong with Regis Philbin there in the wings.

You really want commentary? Visit our 2008 Oscars Liveblog. Hate the Oscars? Check out what happened yesterday at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Just wanna know who won? Here you go, complete with links to LAist movie reviews:

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Best picture: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men (thumbs up)
Directing: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men (thumbs down)

Lead actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Original screenplay: Diablo Cody, Juno
Documentary feature: Taxi to the Dark Side
Documentary short: Freeheld
Original score: Atonement
Cinematography: There Will Be Blood
Original song: FallingSlowly (from Once)
Foreign language: The Counterfeiters
Lead actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Film editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Sound mixing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Sound editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Adapted screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Supporting actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Supporting actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Animated short film: Peter & the Wolf
Live-action short: The Mozart of Pickpockets
Art direction: Sweeney Todd
Visual effects: The Golden Compass
Makeup: La Vie en Rose
Film editing: The Bourne Ultimatum
Animated feature: Ratatouille
Costume design: Elizabeth: The Golden Age
And once again, our apologies to Viggo Mortensen, who was sincerely robbed this awards season after a stellar performance in "Eastern Promises."

Photo of Javier Bardem celebrating with Josh Brolin via AP/Mark J. Terrill