Best Actress 2008

The best actress 2008 was Marion Cotillard. Marion Cotillard won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2008 for her role in "La Vie en Rose." This major motion picture also starring Sylvie Testud as Momone, a fellow factory worker, and Gerard Depardieu as Louis Leplee, a nightclub owner. The movie "La Vie en Rose" is a foreign language film in French with English subtitles.

The Winning Actress, Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard is a French actress and singer. She was born in 1975 in Paris, France. Marion Cotillard has starred in international films including "Big Fish," "Public Enemies," "Nine," "A Good Year," "A Very Long Engagement," and "Inception." She lives in Paris, France with French actor and director Guillaume Canet.

The "Winning Best Actress" Role for 2008
Marion Cotillard played the French singer Edith Piaf in the feature film "La Vie en Rose," which is French for Life in Pink. Edith Giovanna Gassion was a French singer, songwriter, and actress who lived from 1915 to 1963. She was known as the little sparrow.

The 2008 Competition for Best Actress
Five actresses were nominated for best actress in 2008. These five women were Cate Blanchett for "Elizabeth:  The Golden Age," Julie Christie for "Away from Her," Laura Linney for "The Savages," Marion Cotillard for "La Vie en Rose," and Ellen Page for "Juno." Marion Cotillard was the winner.

Other Awards for Marion Cotillard
In addition to winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the singer Edit Piaf, she also won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or a Comedy. Cotillard also won the Best Actress award from BAFTA. Cotillard also won the Cesar award for Best Actress.

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