Europe Claims All The Acting Prizes At The Oscars

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS made it a clean sweep for Europe at the Oscars on Sunday (24Feb08), claiming the fourth of the night's acting awards. The Irishman took home his second Best Actor Academy Award for his role in There Will Be Blood and made it four out of four for Europe. French actress Marion Cotillard claimed the Best Actress prize for her stunning portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose earlier in the evening, and Spaniard Javier Bardem and Brit Tilda Swinton were awarded the Best Supporting Actor and Actress honours for No Country For Old Men and Michael Clayton respectively. In accepting his Best Actor accolade from presenter Helen Mirren, who won gold last year (07) for playing The Queen, Day-Lewis joked, "That's the closest I'll ever come to getting a knighthood."


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