Having been hailed as the best film at the 23rd Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 23, the teen-pregnancy drama comedy "Juno" continued its winning streak by nailing the Best Original Screenplay at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. At the special event for the film industry, the film's scribbler Diablo Cody received the golden man statue for her original work.
On getting the award, Cody said that she dedicates the award to the other nominees. She also thanked the film's production team, star Ellen Page, director Jason Reitman, and her family. Additionally, the Jason Reitman-directed film nabbed the original prize beating out strong contenders, "Lars and the Real Girl", "Michael Clayton", "Ratatouille" and "The Savages".
Earlier, movie critics' favorite film "There Will Be Blood" has also garnered its first Oscar as Robert Elswit won the Best Cinematography prize. Aside from "Blood", another noted film "Atonement" brought home Oscar on Sunday, February 24 for Achievement in Music - Original Score that was given to Dario Marianelli.