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Europeans take top US acting prizes
Marion Cotillard becomes first French actress to win best actress Oscar since 1960.
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2008 07:42 GMT

Britons Day-Lewis, left,  and Swinton, centre, won best actor and supporting actress awards [Reuters]

Europeans have swept up the top acting prizes at the US Academy Awards show, popularly known as the Oscars.
 
Daniel Day-Lewis, a British-Irish actor, won the Oscar for best actor for his role as a sadistic early 20th century oil prospector in "There Will Be Blood".
Marion Cotillard was named best actress in "La Vie En Rose" for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf, becoming the first French actress to win the Oscar in that category since 1960.
Supporting actor and actress awards were won by Spain's Javier Bardem for "No Country for Old Men" and British actress Tilda Swinton for "Michael Clayton".
 
The last such foreign sweep occurred in 1964.
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