In “Food, Inc.,” filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli–the harmful bacteria that cause illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, “Food, Inc.” reveals surprising–and often shocking truths–about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

The Oscar results are in and it seems the Coen Brothers are this years victors with four awards in total for their neo-Western ‘No Country For Old Men’.  The film won for : Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.

 

 

 

Daniel Day-Lewis may have commented to Movies.ie that awards aren’t everything but the British born actor appeared in good form as he accepted his award for Best Actor (There Will Be Blood). Commenting to the presenter of the award, last year’s best actress for ‘The Queen’ Helen Mirren, Day-Lewis said “That’s the closest I’ll ever come to getting a knighthood”.

 

 

 

 

Indeed both the Best Actor and Best Actress awards were a reflection of those at the BAFTAs, with French actress Maria Cotillard winning the latter for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

 

 

Other Oscars winners included Diablo Cody for her debut script ‘Juno’ and representing Ireland, Glenn Hansard won for his Song in the Irish film ‘Once’.

 

THE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men

 

VISUAL EFFECTWS
The Golden Compass

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Ratatouille

 

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)

 

SHORT FILM (ANIMATEAD)
Peter & the Wolf

 

COSTUME DESIGN
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

 

MAKEUP
La Vie en Rose

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORT ROLE
Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Freeheld

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Taxi to the Dark Side

 

ART DIRECTION
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

 

MUSIC (SCORE)
Atonement

 

SOUND MIXING
The Bourne Ultimatum

 

MUSIC (SONG)
Once

 

SOUND EDITTING
The Bourne Ultimatum

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Counterfeiters

 

FILM EDITTING
The Bourne Ultimatum

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood

 

CINEMAOGRAPHY
There Will Be Blood

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose

 

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
No Country for Old Men

 

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Juno

 

DIRECTING
No Country for Old Men

 

BEST PICTURE
No Country for Old Men