This year, the 78th Academy Awards have seen smaller films making it to the nominations.
rediff.com takes a look at the winners.
Leading the race is George Clooney with Best Supporting Actor for Syriana. In his acceptance speech, the actor joked that now he would now be out of the Best Director race. Clooney, for those who don't know, was also nominated for his directorial venture, Good Night And Good Luck.
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