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The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008)

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Stewart ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Aaris Jan Aaris ... Himself
Amy Adams ... Herself - Presenter & Performer
Casey Affleck ... Himself - Nominee
Jessica Alba ... Herself - Hostess: Scientific & Technical Awards Banquet
Don Ameche ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Thomas Anderson ... Himself - Nominee
Michelangelo Antonioni ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jan Archibald Jan Archibald ... Herself - Winner
Alan Arkin ... Himself - Presenter
Karen Baker Landers Karen Baker Landers ... Herself - Winner (as Karen M. Baker)
Javier Bardem ... Himself - Winner
Michael Bay ... Himself
Ingmar Bergman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Brad Bird ... Himself - Winner & Nominee
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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

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The one. The only.

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 80th Annual Academy Awards See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Heath Ledger was the final person depicted in the memorial tribute. His accidental death occurred on the day the Oscar nominations were announced. The following year, Ledger was posthumously awarded Best Supporting Actor for his performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008). See more »

Quotes

Jon Stewart: Dennis Hopper is here, ladies and gentlemen.
[applause]
Jon Stewart: I'm only saying that so he knows where he is.
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Connections

Features Unforgiven (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Working Song
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Amy Adams
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Funny and well done traditional Oscars. It also payed homage to the years best "No Country for Old Men"
25 February 2008 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"The 80th Annual Academy Awards" this time hosted by funny guy Jon Stewart who was doing the hosting duties for a second time. Clearly was a winner the presenters, and the script was great as Jon's jokes were very humorous it kept the audience at laughter all night as he hit on pop culture things ranging from politics, sex, making babies, and he even gave good praise by saying things about the current nominees. As always legendary Jack Nicholson had a front row seat, the evening was also well done in a traditional and classy way for the way the old clips and montage of flashbacks were used. As each category award was presented before it was handed out a vintage montage of past awards winners was shown from that particular category which was a good film history tribute and it educated many folks in a classy way. Most awards went as expected the favorite Daniel Day Lewis won best actor. And the best film of 2007 clearly got it's due as "No Country for Old Men" took in the best supporting actor nod for Javier Bardem and Joel and Ethan Coen won best director and the just mentioned title rightfully won best picture. Overall this Oscars was well done it was made watchable by Jon Stewart and his honest sharp wit humor it was well paced even though the show ran a little over, yet it was done very classy for the way it used the old montage clips of flashbacks to pay homage to past Oscar winners. I give a thumbs up for "The 80th Annual Academy Awards"


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