It certainly is the Year of the Rat. As predicted, Remy the Rat triumphed at the 80th Academy Awards® by winning an Oscar® for best animated feature film Ratatouille (with a little help from Pixar Animation Studios and Disney). Other Oscar® winners include:
Best art direction: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best animated short film: Peter and the Wolf
Best visual effects: The Golden Compass
Best cinematography: There Will Be Blood.
Click the title link for all the winners.