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"Into the Wild" leads Critics' Choice nominations

Sean Penn's adventure tale "Into the Wild" garnered the most Critics' Choice award nominations on Tuesday, including best picture, best actor for Emile Hirsch and best director for Penn.

With seven nominations, "Into the Wild," directed by Penn, edged out "Juno," the offbeat comedy about a pregnant teenager played by Ellen Page that received six nods, including best picture and best actress for Page.

Five films snagged five nominations apiece: "Atonement," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," "Sweeney Todd" and "Hairspray."

Joining "Into the Wild" and "Juno" with best picture nods were: "American Gangster," "Atonement," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "The Kite Runner," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," "Sweeney Todd," and "There Will Be Blood."

Besides Hirsch, best actor nominations went to George Clooney for "Michael Clayton," Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood," Johnny Depp for "Sweeney Todd," Ryan Gosling for "Lars and the Real Girl," and Viggo Mortensen for "Eastern Promises."

Along with Page, others getting best actress nods were Amy Adams for "Enchanted," Cate Blanchett for "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," Julie Christie for "Away From Her," Marion Cotillard for "La Vie en Rose," and Angelina Jolie for "A Mighty Heart."

"No Country for Old Men," the dark crime thriller from brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, has already won top film honors from New York Film Critics Circle Awards and the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. The Coens scored a best director nod from the Critics' Choice awards on Tuesday.

Such critical nods are helpful for the studios' marketing campaigns as they vie for Oscar attention for their films. Next on the awards season's agenda are the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday.

The Critics' Choice nominees were announced by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which has more than 200 members in the United States and Canada representing television, radio and online critics. The winners will be announced on January 7.

A full list of the nominations is available at http://criticschoice.vh1.com

The complete list of nominees follows:
 
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 Actor
George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"
Daniel Day-Lewis "There Will Be Blood"
Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd"
Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Emile Hirsch, "Into the Wild"
Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises"

Best Actress
Amy Adams, "Enchanted"
Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie, "Away From Her"
Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"
Angelina Jolie, "A Mighty Heart"
Ellen Page, "Juno"

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 Redgrave, "Atonement"
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 Director
Tim Burton, "Sweeney Todd"
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Sidney Lumet, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
Sean Penn, "Into the Wild"
Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Joe Wright, "Atonement"

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

Best Animated Feature
"Bee Movie"
"Beowulf"
"Persepolis"
"Ratatouille"
"The Simpsons Movie"

Best Young Actor
Michael Cera, "Juno"
Michael Cera, "Superbad"
Freddie Highmore, "August 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 Ronan, "Atonement"

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

Best Family Film
"August Rush"
"Enchanted"
"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 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 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 Marketa Irglova, 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 Eastwood, "Grace Is Gone"
Jonny Greenwood, "There Will Be Blood"
James Horner, "The New World"
Dario Marianelli, "Atonement"
Alan Menken, "Enchanted"

Best Documentary
"Darfur Now"
"In the Shadow of the Moon"
"The King of Kong"
"No End In Sight"
"Sharkwater"
"Sicko"
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2007, 12:55:58 PM »
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I guess being both a titular character and having the most screen time and being the protagonist still means one can be a "Supporting Actor" if they're working with Brad Pitt. Sorry Casey.
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« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2007, 02:31:48 PM »
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AP Critics Pick `No Country' As Top Film

It's never happened in all the time we've been doing this: Associated Press reviewers David Germain and Christy Lemire agree on the year's best film. Here's how the rest shake out.

The top 10 films of 2007, according to AP Movie Writer David Germain:

1. "No Country for Old Men" With weird hair and businesslike savagery, Javier Bardem could teach Hannibal Lecter a thing or three about pitiless bloodletting. Bardem as a killer, Tommy Lee Jones as a wayworn lawman and Josh Brolin as a good old boy who stumbles on a fortune in drug money are one of the great triumvirates of modern film. Aided by cinematographer Roger Deakins' desolate landscapes, Joel and Ethan Coen bring Cormac McCarthy's Texas crime saga to life with all the regional authenticity they applied to their Minnesota tale "Fargo."

2. "Once" This may be as real as new love gets on screen: Awkward, inspiring, nervous, hopeful, passionate, impossible, frustrating, and in the end, left in limbo for another day. The micro-budgeted tale from writer-director John Carney stars two non-actors, musicians Glen Hansard as an Irish busker and Marketa Irglova as an Eastern European immigrant. They meet, fall head over heels and, literally, make beautiful music together.

3. "Juno" Jason Reitman's second film could have drowned in its own cleverness if it weren't so warm and funny and tart and, well, clever. This could be a star-making role for Ellen Page as the inconceivably cool and caustic title character, a pregnant teenager who challenges Katherine Heigl as the real darling of 2007's knocked-up set. Page and a brilliant supporting cast bring bottomless heart and humor to first-time screenwriter Diablo Cody's delicious dialogue.

4. "Away From Her" Speaking of darlings, beloved indie actress Sarah Polley makes one of the most impressive behind-the-camera transitions ever, while the hermitic Julie Christie comes out of seclusion for a role that could bring her a second Academy Award to go with the trophy she won 42 years ago for "Darling." Christie, co-star Gordon Pinsent and director Polley have crafted a gem of outer stillness and inner turmoil as a husband watches the love of his life fade into the oblivion of Alzheimer's.

5. "Into the Wild" Great an actor as he is, Sean Penn really just wants to direct. He makes a strong case for the career change with his latest film, turning a story with the worst sort of downbeat ending into an enormously inspiring rumination on the possibilities of life and the necessity of conviction. Emile Hirsch is a force of nature in this real-life story of a fierce idealist who comes to a tragic end in the wilds of Alaska.

6. "American Gangster" Denzel Washington as a classy bad guy, Russell Crowe as a slovenly good guy, their crime smackdown directed by Ridley Scott. Who could ask for more when it comes to big Hollywood entertainment? Scott's slick direction is virtually flawless in this story of Harlem heroin baron Frank Lucas and the cop who brought him down. Both actors are at the top of their game, and the closing image perfectly captures the sense of how times change and players are forgotten.

7. "Stardust" If a falling star takes human form, let her turn out like Claire Danes. If an evil, life-sucking witch simply must chase you, let it be Michelle Pfeiffer. If you have to ride on a flying schooner with a cross-dressing skipper, let the captain be Robert De Niro. Director Matthew Vaughn crafts a sparkling fairy tale for adults with this fantasy romance between Danes' celestial object and the boy (Charlie Cox) who falls in love with her.

8. "Starting Out in the Evening" The aging writer's life: Your dusty novels unremembered, your body and mind near their end, yet the desire to finish that last big fiction never fading. Then along comes a beautiful young admirer to distract and titillate. Frank Langella is quietly masterful as the novelist, Lauren Ambrose is a fetching muse and temptress, and Lili Taylor provides warm support in Andrew Wagner's sly commentary on creativity in all forms.

9. "The Band's Visit" With the nocturnal restlessness of a Jim Jarmusch flick, this wondrous little comic drama captures a wayward day in the life of an Egyptian police band stranded in the middle of nowhere during a visit to Israel. Writer-director Eran Kolirin presents a beautiful story of cultural chasms vanishing through music and spiritual kinship, anchored by tremendous rapport between Sasson Gabai as the stoically lovable bandleader and Ronit Elkabetz as a vivacious Israeli diner owner.

10. "Year of the Dog" With his directing debut, veteran screenwriter Mike White has done his job well if his tale of a canine fanatic can hook a confirmed cat lover who finds dogs unnecessary, even detestable. Molly Shannon is hilarious and heartbreaking as a woman who lives for her dog, then goes to canine extremes to fill the void after the little mutt dies. The film is a marvelous examination of obsession, and how giving in body and soul to your compulsions may not be the worst thing for you, after all.
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AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire:

1. "No Country for Old Men" The Coen brothers return to form with this breathtaking saga of crime and carnage along the Rio Grande. That includes the boldly enigmatic ending, which many find frustrating. In adapting Cormac McCarthy's novel about the repercussions of a ruined drug deal, Joel and Ethan Coen (and the great cinematographer Roger Deakins) have created an evocative, beautifully bleak landscape. Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones both give subtly powerful performances, but Javier Bardem is chilling as an eccentric serial killer.

2. "Gone Baby Gone" An authentic slice of Boston, gripping in its realism and startling in its dramatic turns. Ben Affleck steps behind the camera for the first time and wisely places versatile younger brother Casey front and center as a private investigator looking for a missing girl. As a director, Affleck has found his calling, an avenue for using his obvious intelligence while getting out of the way of his own celebrity. Amy Ryan does memorable supporting work as the girl's junkie mom.

3. "Once" A true original. Writer-director John Carney deconstructs and reinvents the movie musical as something wholly new, inspired and alive. He also breathes fresh life into the idea of screen romance with the unexpected relationship he depicts between an Irish street performer (the riveting Glen Hansard, lead singer of the Frames) and a young Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova). No one ever bursts into song, but the folk-rock tunes that emerge organically will grab you nonetheless.

4. "Knocked Up" How does Judd Apatow do it? As writer and director, he has the rare ability to find just the right tone all the time a bold yet delicate balance of humor that's raunchy without being mean, sweet without being saccharine. This comedy about a beautiful blonde (Katherine Heigl) who gets pregnant from a drunken fling with an aimless stoner (Seth Rogen) features a cavalcade of pop culture references that never feel gratuitous, as well as some in-jokes that never seem smug.

5. "Away From Her" In quiet, understated ways, Sarah Polley proves herself as a powerfully talented new director. The 28-year-old Canadian actress moves behind the camera for her first feature with the confidence and precision of a seasoned veteran. And she draws a delicately heartbreaking performance from the still radiant Julie Christie as a woman slowly descending into the hazy abyss of Alzheimer's. It's a story told with grace and surprising humor, and never turns maudlin.

6. "There Will Be Blood" An inventively gorgeous yet wildly weird epic about greed, lies, manipulation and insanity, with a terrifying leading turn from Daniel Day-Lewis as a California oil man. Except for its inescapable intensity, you'd never know this was a Paul Thomas Anderson movie. All of his usual stylistic tricks are gone; the "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia" director now seems more focused on character and storytelling. This one will leave you gasping.

7. "The Lives of Others" A miracle of a film that manages to be both subtle and intense at the same time. What's even more astounding is that this is the feature debut from German writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who confidently paints a claustrophobic picture of East Berlin in the mid-1980s through the relationship between a playwright, his girlfriend and the secret police captain assigned to spy on them. It's a political thriller but also a portrait of unexpected humanity a marvel of controlled storytelling and mood with brilliant performances. (Winner of the foreign-language Oscar this year, it was only released theatrically in February so it counts for our purposes.)

8. "Lars and the Real Girl" It may sound like a contradiction in terms to say that a movie about a guy in love with a sex doll is bursting with humanity, but that's really the most apt way to describe this warm little charmer. Ryan Gosling reinforces that he can do anything as a fiercely anti-social twentysomething who orders a life-size doll online, then thinks she's real and gets everyone else in town to play along. Director Craig Gillespie uses absurd humor but also shows a sweet, deft touch.

9. "Into the Wild" Emile Hirsch offers a tour de force as the doomed Christopher McCandless, whose search for nature, beauty and truth left him dead in Alaska at 24. In adapting Jon Krakauer's best-seller, writer-director Sean Penn gives him a wealth of material to work with. Hirsch gets to be charming, passionate and idealistic but also impetuous, stubborn and self-righteous. Penn depicts this flawed figure in both his selflessness and selfishness without once judging him or turning him into a martyr.

10. "The Bourne Ultimatum" In a summer packed with threequels, this was easily the best of all. Clever and smart, fast and fun, it's the first one that doesn't feel like a dragged-out continuation of a series but rather a climactic, satisfying culmination. Director Paul Greengrass has made an action film that's both delicate and aggressive, a difficult balance to strike. And Matt Damon remains a strong, stoic force in the center as amnesiac CIA assassin Jason Bourne. The year's best blockbuster.
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2007, 07:14:07 PM »
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San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2007  

Best Picture
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Director
Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Best Actor
George Clooney, Michael Clayton

Best Actress
Julie Christie, Away from Her

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

Best Original Screenplay
Tamara Jenkins, The Savages

Best Adapted Screenplay
Sarah Polley, Away from Her

Best Documentary
No End in Sight

Best Foreign Film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

The SFFCC issued a Special Citation to recognize the under-looked independent film “Colma: The Musical,” a homegrown song-and-dance extravaganza about the paradoxical drudgery and surreality of life in a city where the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one.

Lastly, the group presented its Marlon Riggs Award, honoring a Bay Area filmmaker or individual who represents courage and innovation in the world of cinema, to filmmaker Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Hershman-Leeson’s films include “Conceiving Ada,” “Teknolust,” and this year’s “Strange Culture,” the true story of a Bay Area artist’s Kafkaesque experience as a suspected terrorist in the era of the Patriot Act.
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2007, 08:50:09 PM »
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28th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations     

Film of the Year
No Country For Old Men  (Paramount)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros)
There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
Zodiac (Warner Bros)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal)

The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year
Once  (Icon)
Control  (Momentum Pictures)
Atonement  (Universal)
Eastern Promises  (Pathe)
This Is England  (Optimum Releasing)

Director of the Year
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  - The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country For Old Men (Paramount)
David Fincher – Zodiac (Warner Bros)
Cristian Mungui – 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Artificial Eye)

British Director of the Year
Anton Corbijn – Control (Momentum Pictures)
Paul Greengrass – The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal)
Shane Meadows – This Is England (Optimum Releasing)
Joe Wright – Atonement  (Universal)
Danny Boyle – Sunshine (20th Century Fox)

Actor of the Year
Ulrich Muhe – The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford  (Warner Bros)
George Clooney – Michael Clayton(Pathe)
Tommy Lee Jones – In the Valley of Elah (Optimum Releasing)
Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood (Miramax)

Actress of the Year
Laura Linney – The Savages (20th Century Fox)
Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose (Icon)
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Sherry Baby (Metrodome)
Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart  (Paramount)
Anamaria Marinca – 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Artificial Eye)

British Actor of the Year
Sam Riley  - Control (Momentum Pictures)
James McAvoy – Atonement  (Universal)
Christian Bale – 3:10 to Yuma  (Lionsgate UK)
Jim Broadbent - And When Did You Last See Your Father (Walt Disney)
Jonny Lee Miller – The Flying Scotsman (Verve Pictures)

British Actress of the Year
Samantha Morton – Control (Momentum Pictures)
Julie Christie – Away From Her (Metrodome)
Keira Knightley – Atonement (Universal)
Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd (Warner Bros)
Sienna Miller – Interview (The Works)

British Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton (Pathe)
Toby Jones – The Painted Veil (Momentum Pictures)
Alfred Molina – The Hoax (Momentum Pictures)
Tobey Kebell – Control (Momentum Pictures)
Albert Finney – Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (Entertainment)

British Actress in a Supporting Role
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement (Universal)
Imelda Staunton – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  (Warner Bros)
Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton (Pathe)
Kelly Macdonald – No Country for Old Men (Paramount)
Vanessa Redgrave – Atonement (Universal)

Screenwriter of the Year
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck – The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men (Paramount)
Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Pathe)
Christopher Hampton – Atonement (Universal)

British Breakthrough – Acting
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement (Universal)
Sam Riley  - Control – (Momentum Pictures)
Thomas Turgoose – This Is England (Optimum Releasing)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Amazing Grace (Momentum Pictures)
Dakota Blue Richards – The Golden Compass (Entertainment)

British Breakthrough – Film-making
John Carney, writer and director  – Once (Icon)
Sarah Gavron, director – Brick Lane (Optimum Releasing)
Anton Corbijn, director – Control (Momentum Pictures)
Matt Greenhalgh, writer – Control (Momentum Pictures)
Stevan Riley, writer, director, producer – Blue Blood (Miracle/Warner Music)

Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Pathe)
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days  (Artificial Eye)
The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
Letters from Iwo Jima  (Warner Bros)
Tell No One (Revolver Entertainment)
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2007, 09:36:30 PM »
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i keep checking where There Will Be Blood made it on these lists... i already forgot No Country came out  :yabbse-undecided:

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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2007, 11:25:19 PM »
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Daniel Day Lewis: so good they don't even know he's British.

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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
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28th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations     

Film of the Year
No Country For Old Men  (Paramount)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros)
There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
Zodiac (Warner Bros)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal)

Director of the Year
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  - The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country For Old Men (Paramount)
David Fincher – Zodiac (Warner Bros)
Cristian Mungui – 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Artificial Eye)

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'Savages,' 'Wild,' 'Blood' make AFI top 10
Awards presented on Jan. 11
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Lending its imprimatur to the tradition of the year-end 10-best list on Sunday, the American Film Institute announced its eighth annual list of the 10 most outstanding motion pictures and TV programs of 2007.

The films earning the AFI's seal of approval are "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Into the Wild," "Juno," "Knocked Up," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," "Ratatouille," "The Savages" and "There Will Be Blood."

The awards are reserved for narrative features with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States, although the films need not be presented in English as was the case with the French-language "Diving Bell."

The designated TV programs are "Dexter," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Friday Night Lights," "Longford," "Mad Men," "Pushing Daisies," "The Sopranos," "Tell Me You Love Me," "30 Rock" and "Ugly Betty." "Dexter" and "Friday Night Lights" also earned a spot on the AFI's 2006 list.
 

The awards, which will be officially presented at a luncheon on Jan. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, recognize the entire creative ensemble behind each film or TV show.

For the second consecutive year, Hewlett-Packard, which sponsors the awards, has created 20 scholarships, one for each honoree, to the AFI Conservatory.

The 13-person jury that decided the film honorees consisted of Frank Pierson, David Ansen, Donn Cambern, Mary Corey, Lawrence Kasdan, Leonard Maltin, Tara McPherson, Diana Ossana, David Picker, Tom Pollock, Richard Schickel, Gary Winick and Kristal Brent Zook.

The TV jury was comprised of Rich Frank, Dick Askin, Neal Baer, Anna Everett, Nancy Franklin, Barry Garron, Melissa Gilbert, Horace Newcomb, Del Reisman, Matt Roush, Maureen Ryan, Robert Thompson and Ron Underwood.
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Southeastern critics prefer 'Old Men'
'No Country' takes writing, directing honors
Source: Variety

"No Country for Old Men" took top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association on Monday. In addition to naming "No Country" the best film of the year, org gave Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay to Ethan and Joel Coen. Pic's Javier Bardem was also named Best Supporting Actor.

Daniel Day-Lewis and Julie Christie won Best Actor and Best Actress for "There Will Be Blood" and "Away From Her," respectively. "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody continued her hot streak with another win for Best Original Screenplay while Amy Ryan added another accolade to her mantelpiece, winning Best Supporting Actress for "Gone Baby Gone."

Elsewhere, Pixar's "Ratatouille" was named Best Animated Feature and France's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" was chosen as Best Foreign Language Film. Best Documentary went to "No End in Sight."


And the winners are:

BEST PICTURE
1. "No Country for Old Men"
2. "There Will Be Blood"
3. "Atonement"
4. "Juno"
5. "Michael Clayton"
6. "Zodiac"
7. "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford"
8. "Gone Baby Gone"
9. "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
10. "Into the Wild"

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
Runner-up: George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"

BEST ACTRESS
Julie Christie, "Away From Her"
Runner-up: Ellen Page, "Juno"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
Runner-up: Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel & Ethan Coen, "No Country For Old Men"
Runner-up: Joe Wright, "Atonement"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, "Juno"
Runner-up: Tamara Jenkins, "The Savages"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Joel & Ethan Coen, "No Country For Old Men"
Runner-up: Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," France
Runner-up: "La Vie en rose," France

BEST DOCUMENTARY
"No End in Sight"Runner-up: "Sicko"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
""Ratatouille""
Runner-up: "The Simpsons Movie"

WYATT AWARD
"Waitress"
Runner-up:"Black Snake Moan"
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2007, 07:45:21 PM »
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Dallas critics pick Coens' 'Country'
'Old Men' wins trio of honors from Texas org
Source: Variety

"No Country for Old Men" continues to win critics' hearts as the Coen brothers' film won top honors from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Assn.

In addition to being recognized as the best film of 2007, the thriller also earned praise for Javier Bardem as supporting actor, with the Coens named best director.

The top acting prizes went to Julie Christie for "Away From Her" and to Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood." Tilda Swinton won in the supporting actress category for "Michael Clayton."

"The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" won best documentary and "Ratatouille" was named as the top animated feature.

"Once" won the Russell Smith Award, which honors the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film. The award is named after the late Dallas Morning News film critic.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Assn. consists of 32 journalists in north Texas.


And the winners are:

TOP TEN

"No Country for Old Men"

"Juno"

"There Will Be Blood"

"Atonement"

"Michael Clayton"

"Into the Wild"

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

"The Kite Runner"

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

"Charlie Wilson’s War"


ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
Runners-up:
George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"
Frank Langella, "Starting Out in the Evening"
Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah"
Emile Hirsch, "Into the Wild"

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men""
Runners-up:
Philip Seymour Hoffman For "Charlie Wilson’s War"
Casey Affleck, "The Assassintion of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton"
Hal Holbrook, "Into the Wild"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"
Runners-up:
Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
Cate Blanchett, "I’M Not There"
Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement"
Jennifer Jason Leigh, "Margot at the Wedding"

DIRECTOR
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Runners-up:
Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will be Blood"
Tim Burton, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Sean Penn, "Into the Wild"

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Runners-up
"La Vie En Rose"
"4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"
"Lust, Caution"
"Black Book"

DOCUMENTARY
"The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters"
Runners-up:
"Sicko"
"No End In Sight"
"My Kid Could Paint That"
"Crazy Love"

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins, "The Assassination Of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Runners-up:
Janusz Kaminski, "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
Roger Deakins, "No Country For Old Men"

RUSSELL SMITH AWARD
"Once"
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2007, 12:22:51 AM »
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i'm sorry you guys. it's my fault.

i wanted the coens to avoid strike three SO BAD that i didn't spare a thought for anyone else.

and now i'm getting what i wished for..


TO THE EXTREME!
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2007, 07:38:26 AM »
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I'm using Zodiac as the measuring stick of credibility this award season.
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2007, 12:11:03 PM »
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I'm using Zodiac as the measuring stick of credibility this award season.

It appears to be doing better than we thought. I really love MovieCityNews' Top Ten Scoreboard:

http://www.moviecitynews.com/awards/2008/top_ten/00index.html

It's in the early stages, because only a handful of critics have turned in their top 10s. But like I said, Zodiac is definitely on some lists.
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Re: The 2008 Awards Season Has Started!
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2007, 03:05:07 AM »
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another reason why Austin rules

http://moviecitynews.com/awards/2008/critics/austin.html

2007 Austin Film Critics Awards
         
Top Ten
There Will Be Blood
No Country for Old men
Juno
Into the Wild
310 to Yuma
Knocked Up
Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead
Atonement
American Gangster
Eastern Promises

Best Film
There Will Be Blood

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress
Ellen Page, Juno

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, Juno

Best Foreign Film
Black Book

Best Documentary
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Best Animated Film
Ratatouille

Best First Film
Ben Affleck, Gone Baby Gone

Best Original Screenplay
Diablo Cody, Juno

Best Adapted Screenplay
Ethan & & Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men

Best Cinematography
Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood

Best Original Score
Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood

Breakthrough Artist
Michael Cera, Superbad, Juno

Austin Film Award
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, Grindhouse

 

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