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2007 National Society of Film Critics Awards

The 2007 National Society of Film Critics award winners were announced at Sardi's Restaurant in New York on January 5, 2008.

The numbers in parentheses represent the points earned by each individual/film. 

Best Picture
There Will Be Blood (48) - Paul Thomas Anderson 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (28) - Julian Schnabel
No Country for Old Men (27) - Joel and Ethan Coen

Best Foreign-Language Film
4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days (57) - Cristian Mungiu 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (42) - Julian Schnabel
Persepolis (18) - Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson (47) - There Will Be Blood 
Joel and Ethan Coen (29) - No Country for Old Men
Julian Schnabel (29) - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Non-Fiction Film
No End in Sight (43) - Charles Ferguson 
Sicko (20) - Michael Moore
Terror's Advocate (18) - Barbet Schroeder

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (66) - There Will Be Blood 
Frank Langella (34) — Starting Out in the Evening
Philip Seymour Hoffman (21) — The SavagesBefore the Devil Knows You're Dead

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck (37) - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 
Javier Bardem (30) - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman (29) - Charlie Wilson's War

Best Actress
Julie Christie (53) - Away from Her 
Marion Cotillard (50) - La Vie en Rose
Anamaria Marinca (28) - 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett (42) - I'm Not There 
Amy Ryan (29) - Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Tilda Swinton (23) - Michael Clayton

Best Screenplay
Tamara Jenkins (28) - The Savages 
Paul Thomas Anderson (19) - There Will Be Blood
Ronald Harwood (17) - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Cinematography
There Will Be Blood (51) - Robert Elswit
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (40) - Janusz Kaminski
No Country for Old Men (33) - Roger Deakins

Best Experimental Film: Profit motive and the whispering wind by John Gianvito

Film Heritage Award: "Ford at Fox" DVD box set, a series of films John Ford made at Fox/20th Century-Fox, and Ross Lipman of the UCLA Film and Television Archive for the restoration of Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep and other independent films

Critics Choice Awards

The 13th Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics' Choice Awards nominations were announced on December 11, 2007.

The 13th Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics' Choice Awards winners will be announced at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 7, 2008.

("*" denotes the winner in each category) 

Best Picture
American Gangster
Atonement
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
Juno
The Kite Runner
Michael Clayton
* No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd
There Will Be Blood

Best Foreign Language Film
* The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
La Vie en Rose
Lust, Caution
The Orphanage

Best Documentary
Darfur Now
In the Shadow of the Moon
The King of Kong
No End in Sight
Sharkwater
* Sicko by Michael Moore

Best Director
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
* Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Sidney LumetBefore the Devil Knows You're Dead
Sean PennInto the Wild
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Joe Wright - Atonement

Best Actor
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
* Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling - Lars and the Real Girl
Emile HirschInto the Wild
Viggo MortensenEastern Promises

Best Actress
Amy AdamsEnchanted
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
* Julie Christie - Away from Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Angelina JolieA Mighty Heart
Ellen PageJuno

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
* Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Catherine Keener - Into the Wild
Vanessa RedgraveAtonement
* Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Best Acting Ensemble
* Hairspray
Juno
No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd
Gone Baby Gone
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Best Writer
* Diablo Cody - Juno
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Nancy OliverLars and the Real Girl
Sean Penn - Into the Wild
Aaron Sorkin - Charlie Wilson's War

Best Animated Feature
Bee Movie
Beowulf
Persepolis
* Ratatouille by Brad Bird
The Simpsons Movie

Best Young Actor
Michael Cera - Juno
Michael Cera - Superbad
Freddie HighmoreAugust Rush
* Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada - The Kite Runner
Edward Sanders - Sweeney Todd

Best Young Actress
* Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Dakota Blue Richards - The Golden Compass
AnnaSophia Robb - Bridge to Terabithia
Saoirse RonanAtonement

Best Comedy Movie
Dan in Real Life
Hairspray
* Juno
Knocked Up
Superbad

Best Family Film
August Rush
* Enchanted by Kevin Lima
The Golden Compass
Hairspray
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best Picture Made for Television
The Company
* Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Tin Man
The War

Best Song*
"Come So Far", Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley - Hairspray
"Do You Feel Me", Anthony Hamilton - American Gangster
* "Falling Slowly", Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Jesse L. Martin and Cast - Once
"That's How You Know", Amy Adams - Enchanted

Best Composer
Marco Beltrami - 3:10 to Yuma
Alexandre Desplat - Lust, Caution
Clint EastwoodGrace Is Gone
* Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood
James Horner - The New World
Dario MarianelliAtonement
Alan Menken - Enchanted

Joel Siegel Award: Don Cheadle

* Songs followed by the singers' names — who may or may not be the composers

Online Film Critics Awards

2008 Online Film Critics Society award winners: Jan. 8, '08

("*" denotes the winner in each category)

PICTURE
Atonement
Juno
* No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Zodiac

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
* The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel
The Host
La Vie en Rose
The Lives of Others
The Orphanage

DOCUMENTARY
In the Shadow of the Moon
Into Great Silence
* The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters by Seth Gordon
No End in Sight
Sicko

ANIMATED FEATURE
Beowulf
Paprika
Persepolis
* Ratatouille by Brad Bird
The Simpsons Movie

DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood
* Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
David Cronenberg - Eastern Promises
David Fincher - Zodiac
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

ACTOR
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
* Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Emile Hirsch - Into the Wild
Frank Langella - Starting Out in the Evening
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

ACTRESS
* Julie Christie - Away from Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Laura Linney - The Savages
Ellen Page - Juno

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
* Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (six nominees due to a tie)
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Jennifer Garner - Juno
Kelly MacDonald - No Country for Old Men
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
* Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Kelly Masterson - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Steven Knight - Eastern Promises
* Diablo Cody - Juno
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Brad Bird - Ratatouille

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Christopher Hampton - Atonement
Ronald Harwood - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
* Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood
James Vanderbilt - Zodiac

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Seamus McGarvey - Atonement
Janusz Kaminski - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
* Roger Deakins - No Country for Old Men
Robert Elswit - There Will Be Blood

EDITING
Paul Tothill - Atonement
Christopher Rouse - The Bourne Ultimatum
* Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Dylan Tichenor - There Will Be Blood
Angus Wall - Zodiac

SCORE
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Dario Marianelli - Atonement
Michael Brook, Kaki King & Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová - Once
* Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood

BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER
Ben Affleck - Gone Baby Gone
Juan Antonio Bayona - The Orphanage
John Carney - Once
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
* Sarah Polley - Away from Her

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER
* Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Glen Hansard - Once
Sam Riley - Control
Carice van Houten - Black Book
Tang Wei - Lust, Caution

There Will Be Blood Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis, Dillon Freasier in 'There Will Be Blood'

Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard top Kansas City Film Critics Awards

Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed drama There Will Be Blood topped the 2008 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, announced yesterday, January 7, 2008. Besides the Best Film Award, There Will Be Blood also earned honors for Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and for Anderson, who shared with The Diving Bell and the Butterfly's Julian Schnabel the Robert Altman Award for Best Director.

Other Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award winners include Best Foreign Language Film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly / Le scaphandre et le papillon, in which a stroke victim (Mathieu Amalric) is able to communicate only by blinking his left eye; Best Actress Marion Cotillard for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose; Best Supporting Actor Javier Bardem for his sociopathic killer in Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men, which also earned the Coen brothers the Best Adapted Screenplay Award; and Best Supporting Actress Tilda Swinton for the George Clooney star vehicle Michael Clayton.

2008 Kansas City Film Critics Awards

Best Film: There Will Be Blood by Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel

Best Documentary: In the Shadow of the Moon by David Sington

Robert Altman Award for Best Director (tie): Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood, and Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

Best Original Screenplay Diablo Cody, Juno

Best Adapted Screenplay Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Best Animated Film: Ratatouille by Brad Bird

Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Tim Burton

Dillon Freasier, Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood photo: Miramax Films.

Scripter Award nominations

The University of Southern California Libraries have awarded the 2007 Scripter Award, given to the years best page-to-screen adaptation, to Joel and Ethan Coens No Country for Old Men, a violent thriller based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy. The Scripter goes to both the author of the original story and the adapters.

The other 2007 Scripter Award nominees were AtonementInto the WildThere Will Be Blood, and Zodiac.

No Country for Old Men, which stars Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Tommy Lee Jones, has won nearly every U.S. critics awards this season. The Coens adapted screenplay is also in the running for this years Writers Guild of America award.

To celebrate the Scripter Awards 20th anniversary, USC will also give a Literary Achievement Award to screenwriter Steven Zaillian, who happens to be the only winner of three Scripters: for Awakenings (1990), Schindlers List (1993), and Gangs of New York (2002). In 2007, Zaillian penned American Gangster, which, though “inspired” by a magazine article, has been pushed as an original screenplay. (The film failed to receive a WGA Award nod.)

The Scripter ceremony will take place at USC in downtown Los Angeles on February 2. Jason Alexander will host the event.

Garage Pat Shortt Conor RyanPat Shortt, Conor Ryan in 'Garage'

Julie Christie & David Fincher Win Dublin Film Critics Awards

The dramatic comedy Garage was selected as the Best Irish Film at the 2008 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards, which were announced yesterday, Jan. 7. Directed by Leonard Abrahamson and written by Mark O'Halloran, Garage tells the story of a lonely and somewhat dimwitted small-town gas station caretaker (Pat Shortt) whose life is radically changed after a teenager (Conor Ryan) comes to work with him. The runners-up in the Best Irish Film category were Once, KingsSmall Engine Repair, and Shrooms. Of those, only the romantic musical Once has found a relatively strong international following.

The Dublin Film Critics Best International Film was Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's German political drama The Lives of Others, winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award last year. The runners-up in this particular category were four English-language entries: Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Shane Meadows' This Is England, David Fincher's Zodiac, and Todd HaynesI'm Not There. Fincher was the Dublin Critics' Best Director for his crime drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo.

Ulrich Mühe's spy and Julie Christie's Alzheimer's patient were the winners in the acting categories for, respectively, The Lives of Others and Sarah Polley's Away from Her. Additionally, Saoirse Ronan received the Breakthrough Award for her performance in Joe Wright's period drama Atonement, starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.

2008 Dublin Film Critics Awards

Best Irish Film: Garage by Leonard Abrahamson

Runners-up: OnceKingsSmall Engine RepairShrooms

Best International Film: The Lives of Others by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Runners-up: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordThis Is EnglandZodiacI'm Not There

Best Director: David Fincher, Zodiac

Best Actor: Ulrich Mühe, The Lives of Others

Best Actress: Julie Christie, Away from Her

Breakthrough Award: Saoirse Ronan, Atonement

Now, the Garage photo above reminds you of which Sundance Film Festival movie? Hint: there's a Twi-connection.

Pat Shortt, Conor Ryan Garage photo: Element Pictures.

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