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Javier Bardem Oscar Winner & Kristin Chenoweth + Dario Marianelli & Ruby Dee: Academy Awards

Javier Bardem Academy Award winner

Javier Bardem was the year's Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner for his performance as a merciless hired killer in Joel and Ethan Coen's thriller No Country for Old Men. The 2008 Oscar ceremony took place on Feb. 24, '08, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Bardem had been previously been nominated in the Best Actor category for Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls (2000), in which he plays Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas. He lost to Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's Gladiator.

Javier Bardem movies

Javier Bardem began his film career in Spain in the early 1990s. His movie credits include:

  • Pedro Almodóvar's comedy High Heels (1990), in which he has a supporting role. Victoria Abril and Marisa Paredes star.
  • Pedro Almodóvar's psychological drama Live Flesh (1997), with Francesca Nori and Penélope Cruz.
  • Bigas Luna's risqué comedy Jamon Jamon (1992), with Anna Galiena, Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà, and veteran Stefania Sandrelli (Divorce Italian Style).
  • Manuel Gómez Pereira's saucy comedies Boca a Boca (1995), with Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, and Between Your Legs (1999), with Victoria Abril.
  • Gerardo Vera's old-fashioned – and paradoxically, quite daring – gay romantic drama Second Skin (1999), with Jordi Mollà and Ariadna Gil.
  • Fernando León de Aranoa's labor drama Mondays in the Sun (2002), with Luis Tosar.
  • Alejandro Amenábar's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-winning right-to-die drama The Sea Inside (2004), in which Bardem plays a tetraplegic befriended by Belén Rueda and Lola Dueñas.

Hollywood movies

Besides No Country for Old Men, Javier Bardem's Hollywood and international movies include:

Javier Bardem Oscar photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.

2008 Oscar photos

Below are Oscar 2008 pictures of composer Dario Marianelli, performer Kristin Chenoweth, screenwriter Diablo Cody, and others.

Dario Marianelli Oscar winnerDario Marianelli: Best Original Score Oscar winner for Joe Wright's 'Atonement.'
Kristin Chenoweth OscarKristin Chenoweth performs 'That's How You Know' from Kevin Lima's 'Enchanted.'
Diablo Cody OscarDiablo Cody: Best Original Screenplay Academy Award winner for Jason Reitman's 'Juno.'
Trevor Wood Ben Morris Bill Westenhofer Michael FinkTrevor Wood, Ben Morris, Bill Westenhofer and Michael Fink: Best Visual Effects Academy Award winners for Chris Weitz's 'The Golden Compass.'

Javier Bardem, George Clooney
George Clooney and Javier Bardem

Photos: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S. (Bardem & Clooney).

Helen Mirren Javier Bardem Helen Mirren and Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Javier Bardem, for Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men

Helen Mirren & Javier Bardem photo: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney, Sarah Larson

George Clooney, Sarah Larson

Photos: Matt Petit (Clooney). All photos: © A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney Best Actor Oscar nominationsGeorge Clooney: Best Actor Oscar nominee for 'Michael Clayton.'

Photo: George Clooney: Michael Yada / © A.M.P.A.S.

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen and niece

Ruby Dee; James McAvoy, Dwayne Johnson

Ruby Dee; James McAvoy, Dwayne Johnson (in the background)

Photos: Richard Harbaugh (Dee), Greg Harbaugh (Mortensen). All photos: © A.M.P.A.S.

Amy Ryan

Amy Ryan

Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano of Mongol

Photos: Matt Petit (Asano), Michael Yada (Ryan). All photos: © A.M.P.A.S.

Pete Docter

Pete Docter

Pete Docter Photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.

Joachim Black

Best Short Film, Live Action, winner The New Tenants' filmmaker Joachim Back

Joachim Back Photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.


Trevor Wood, Ben Morris, Bill Westenhofer, Michael Fink, Diablo Cody, and Dario Marianelli photos: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.

Kristin Chenoweth photo: Michael Yada / © A.M.P.A.S.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) website.

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