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A Surprised Swinton
A totally surprised Swinton captivated the crowd when she accepted for her supporting role. "Happy Birthday, man," she said as she clutched her little golden boy – which she explained she will be giving to her agent, Brian Swardstrom, because he looks just like Oscar, from the top of his head "to his buttocks, it must be said." The English actress, 37, also said she owes the agent for getting her to America. She concluded her speech by making a joke about the star of the movie, George Clooney, saying, "Seeing you climb into that rubber bat suit from Batman & Robin, the one with the nipples, every morning under your costume, on the set, off the set, hanging upside-down at lunch, you rock, man."
The evening's first award went to the period costume drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age – for costumes. Ratatouille was named Best Animated Feature, and La Vie en Rose was honored for its makeup. The other early awards went to The Golden Compass, for Visual Effects, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for Art Direction. No Country for Old Men was cited for the Coen Brothers' Adapted Screenplay. Making his entrance, the evening's host, Jon Stewart, declared, "You're actually here," now that the writers' strike has been settled. "These past three-and-a-half months have been very tough. The town was torn apart by a very bitter writers' strike," said Stewart. "The fight is over. So, tonight, welcome to the make-up sex."