Triumphant night for Brits at the Oscars

DANIEL Day-Lewis and Tilda Swinton swept Britain to Oscar glory today while No Country For Old Men was the biggest film of the ceremony.Day-Lewis, 50, as predicted, won his second best actor Academy Award for his towering performance as a ruthless, malevolent oilman in There Will Be Blood.

DANIEL Day-Lewis and Tilda Swinton swept Britain to Oscar glory today while No Country For Old Men was the biggest film of the ceremony.

Day-Lewis, 50, as predicted, won his second best actor Academy Award for his towering performance as a ruthless, malevolent oilman in There Will Be Blood.

Swinton, 47, landed the best supporting actress gong for her role as a ruthless corporate lawyer in the George Clooney movie Michael Clayton.

The 80th Academy Awards named French actress Marion Cotillard as best actress for her role as singer Edith Piaf in the biopic La Vie en Rose.

The 32-year-old beat Julie Christie to the title just weeks after her surprise victory over the British veteran at the Baftas.

The film that dominated the night at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre was No Country For Old Men, the Coen brothers' violent neo-western.

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It won four of its eight nominations, beating British film Atonement to best picture, and scooping best director.

It also took the prize for best supporting actor for Spanish actor Javier Bardem, and adapted screenplay.

These are the winners of the 80th Academy Awards

Best picture

No Country For Old Men

Best director

Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men

Best actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best actress

Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

Best supporting actress

Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

Best supporting actor

Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

Best foreign language film

The Counterfeiters (Austria)

Best animated feature film

Ratatouille

Best adapted screenplay

No Country For Old Men

Best original screenplay

Juno

Best music (score)

Atonement

Best music (song)

Falling Slowly, Once

Best documentary feature

Taxi To The Dark Side

Best documentary short subject

Freeheld

Best visual effects

The Golden Compass

Best Cinematography

There Will Be Blood

Best art direction

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Best animated short film

Peter And The Wolf

Best short film

Le Mozart Des Pickpockets

Best costume design

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Best make-up

La Vie En Rose

Best sound mixing

The Bourne Ultimatum

Best sound editing

The Bourne Ultimatum

Best film editing

The Bourne Ultimatum