What a fantastic evening! I actually had a blast! Maybe, it's all the drinks I imbibed, or the company of my friends, but I had a wonderful time watching the 80th Academy Awards.

To quote Miss Helen Mirren, the Academy Awards had some "good, old-fashioned cojones" that some of the winners were outright surprising!

First, I'm glad Marion Cotillard won for Best Actress in "La Vie En Rose," and Tilda Swinton came out of nowhere to swoop the Best Supporting Actress trophy! I'm also happy with the Best Documentary Short winner, "Freeheld," I saw that at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival last summer, and I'm really glad I did!

But most of all, I'm really happy "No Country for Old Men" and the Coen Brothers won! My favorite film of 2007 and its iconic writers/directors truly deserve every Academy accolade it has gotten!

And the winners are...

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