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The 80th Annual Academy Awards

Year:
Duration:
197 min (including commercials)
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 8 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-02-24
Filming Locations: California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Jon Stewart
Himself - Host
Jan Aaris
Himself
Amy Adams
Herself - Presenter / Performer
Casey Affleck
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jessica Alba
Herself - Presenter: Scientific and Technical Awards
Don Ameche
Himself (archive footage)
Paul Thomas Anderson
Himself - Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay, Director & Picture
Michelangelo Antonioni
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jan Archibald
Herself - Winner: Best Makeup
Alan Arkin
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Fileena Bahris
Herself
Karen Baker Landers
Herself - Winner: Best Sound Editing (as Karen M. Baker)
Javier Bardem
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Bay
Himself
Ingmar Bergman
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Brad Bird
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Film / Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Cate Blanchett
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Presenter: Best Art Direction
Robert F. Boyle
Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Eric Bradley
Himself
Jean-Claude Brialy
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Josh Brolin
Himself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay
Roscoe Lee Browne
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Alexandra Byrne
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
Jim Capobianco
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Steve Carell
Himself - Presenter: Best Animated Feature
Kitty Carlisle
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jay Cassidy
Himself - Nominee: Best Editing
Kristin Chenoweth
Herself - Performer
Julie Christie
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Bob Clark
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
George Clooney
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Diablo Cody
Herself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Ethan Coen
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture / Nominee: Best Editing
Joel Coen
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, & Best Picture / Nominee: Best Editing
Bill Conti
Himself
Marion Cotillard
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Penélope Cruz
Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Miley Cyrus
Herself - Presenter
Laraine Day
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Daniel Day-Lewis
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Roger Deakins
Himself - Nominee: Best Cinematography
Ruby Dee
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patrick Dempsey
Himself - Presenter
Judi Dench
Herself (archive footage)
Johnny Depp
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Cameron Diaz
Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Donfeld
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Michael Douglas
Himself (also archive footage)
Paul Douglas
Himself (archive footage)
DTeflon
Himself
Faye Dunaway
Herself - Audience Member
John Dykstra
Himself
Bud Ekins
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Peter Ellenshaw
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Robert Elswit
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography
Ray Evans
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Gene Fallaize
Himself - Guest
Colin Farrell
Himself - Presenter
Dante Ferretti
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Dionne Figgins
Enchanted Dancer
Michael L. Fink
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Louise Fletcher
Herself (archive footage)
Harrison Ford
Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Freddie Francis
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Kirk Francis
Himself- Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Sidney Ganis
Himself
Jennifer Garner
Herself - Presenter
Alex Gibney
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary
Tony Gilroy
Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Himself (archive footage)
Bernard Gordon
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Ruth Gordon
Herself (archive footage)
Louis Gossett Jr.
Himself - Audience Member
David Grafton
Himself
Johnny Grant
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Dabbs Greer
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Allen Lee Haff
Himself
Per Hallberg
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Christopher Hampton
Himself - Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay
Peter Handford
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Tom Hanks
Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature and Short Subject
Glen Hansard
Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
Curtis Harrington
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Ronald Harwood
Himself - Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay
Anne Hathaway
Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Feature
Katherine Heigl
Herself - Presenter: Best Makeup
Jonah Hill
Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Hal Holbrook
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Celeste Holm
Herself (archive footage)
Jennifer Hudson
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (also archive footage)
Holly Hunter
Herself (archive footage)
Betty Hutton
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Markéta Irglová
Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
Anne Jeffreys
Herself
George Jenkins
Memorial Tribute
Tamara Jenkins
Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Elton John
Himself
Dwayne Johnson
Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Tommy Lee Jones
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Janusz Kaminski
Himself - Nominee: Best Cinematography
Tom Kane
Live Announcer
Diane Keaton
Herself (archive footage)
Deborah Kerr
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Michael Kidd
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Nicole Kidman
Herself - Presenter
László Kovács
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Queen Latifah
Herself - Presenter
Didier Lavergne
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Heath Ledger
Ennis del Mar Memorial Tribute
Jack Lemmon
Himself (archive footage)
Skip Lievsay
Himself - Nominee: Best Sound & Sound Editing
Laura Linney
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Francesca Lo Schiavo
Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Calvin Lockhart
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Shirley MacLaine
Herself (archive footage)
Delbert Mann
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Martin Manulis
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Dario Marianelli
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Lois Maxwell
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
James McAvoy
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay
Seamus McGarvey
Himself - Nominee: Best Cinematography
Jon McLaughlin
Himself - Performer
Alan Menken
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
Harold Michelson
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Scott Millan
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Helen Mirren
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Alfred Molina
Himself
Terry Moore
Herself - Audience Member
Ben Morris
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Viggo Mortensen
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sheri Nadel
Herself
Jamia Simone Nash
Herself - Performer
Barry Nelson
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jack Nicholson
Himself - Presenter
Annette Nicole
Enchanted performance-Professional Dancer
Tatum O'Neal
Herself (archive footage)
Nancy Oliver
Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Eva Orner
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary
Ellen Page
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Sabrina Parisi
Herself
David Parker
Himself- Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Jan Pinkava
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Suzanne Pleshette
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Sidney Poitier
Himself
Sarah Polley
Herself - Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay
Jason Reitman
Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Jason Robards
Himself (archive footage)
Seth Rogen
Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing
Saoirse Ronan
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Mickey Rooney
Himself - Audience Member
Frank Edward Rosenfelt
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Vanessa Roth
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary - Short Subjects
Christopher Rouse
Himself - Winner: Best Editing
Scott Rudin
Himself - Winner: Best Picture
Mercedes Ruehl
Herself (archive footage)
Jane Russell
Herself - Audience Member
Stefan Ruzowitzky
Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Film
Amy Ryan
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Susan Sarandon
Herself (archive footage)
Marlon Saunders
Himself - Performer
Julian Schnabel
Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Stephen Schwartz
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
Martin Scorsese
Himself - Presenter
Jerry Seinfeld
Barry B. Benson - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film
Ousmane Sembene
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Melville Shavelson
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Fletcher Sheridan
Singing Mariachi
Frank Sinatra
Himself (archive footage)
Maureen Stapleton
Herself (archive footage)
Hilary Swank
Herself - Presenter: In Memoriam
Tilda Swinton
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Suzie Templeton
Herself - Winner: Best Short Film - Animated
Randy Thomas
Herself - Co-Announcer (voice)
Dylan Tichenor
Himself - Nominee: Best Editing
John Travolta
Himself - Presenter
Gina Tuttle
Announcer
William Tuttle
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Christina Ulloa
Trophy Presenter
Miyoshi Umeki
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jack Valenti
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Cynthia Wade
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary - Short Subjects
Denzel Washington
Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Hugh Welchman
Himself - Winner: Best Short Film - Animated
Juliette Welfling
Herself - Nominee: Best Editing
Bill Westenhofer
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Forest Whitaker
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Dianne Wiest
Herself (archive footage)
Tom Wilkinson
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Owen Wilson
Himself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
Rita Wilson
Herself - Audience Member
Trevor Wood
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Jane Wyman
Memorial Tribute
Renée Zellweger
Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Herself (also archive footage)
Peter Zinner
Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Maria Zyrianova
Herself
Pilar Bardem
Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Helena Bonham Carter
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Burns
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Johnny Carson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Chevy Chase
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Billy Crystal
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Geena Davis
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ellen DeGeneres
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Calista Flockhart
Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Henry Fonda
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jane Fonda
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Foreman
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Aretha Franklin
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cary Grant
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Audrey Hepburn
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bob Hope
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Jackson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Keira Knightley
Cecilia Tallis
Sophia Loren
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rob Lowe
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frances McDormand
Herself - Audience Member (uncredited) (also archive footage)
Liza Minnelli
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dudley Moore
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Niven
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Christopher Reeve
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fernando Rey
Alain Charnier
Seal
Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
John Slattery
Henry Cravely (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sissy Spacek
Herself - Audience Member (uncredited) (also archive footage)
Bruce Springsteen
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Stewart
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barbra Streisand
Herself (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
First-time nominee Hal Holbrook became the oldest male performer ever to be nominated for an acting Oscar. The distinction was formerly held by Ralph Richardson.
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For the first time since 1965, all four acting winners were non-Americans (Tilda Swinton and Daniel Day-Lewis are British, Javier Bardem is Spanish and Marion Cotillard is French).
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First-time nominees Ruby Dee and Hal Holbrook (both 83 at the time of the Awards) were both born in Cleveland, Ohio, within six months of each other. Dee is the older one of the two.
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Quotes
Ethan Coen: [accepting his first Oscar of the night for Best Adapted Screenplay] We, uh... thank you very much.
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Steve Carell: The topics they tackle are as diverse as they are important. Political repression in Iran. The grueling and vicious competition in the world of sports. A scathing indictment of health code violations in the restaurant industry. These searingly painful documentaries are both tragic...
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Glen Hansard: Make art! Make art!
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