Movie Critic Award Results Round-Up

No Country For Old Men PosterMost major city regions have a society or association of film critics, who each year join together to vote on the best films and performances of the year. This weekend the winners have been announced for the National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO), The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC), and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA). Here is a round up of the results:

Here is the quick briefing:
The Cohen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men took the Best Film of the year award in three out of the five. Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood took the top award in the remaining. Anderson is leading the Best Director category with two wins. Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood) and George Clooney (Michael Clayton) are tied for Best Actor with two wins each.

Julie Christie took home three best actress wins for her performance in Away From Her, narrowly beating out Marion Cotillard who has two wins for La Vie en Rose. Javier Bardem was awarded three supporting actor wins for No Country for Old Men. Amy Ryan won four out of five for her performance in Gone Baby Gone. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly took home three out of five of the Best Foreign Film Awards. Pixar’s Ratatouille leads with three wins in the Animated category, narrowly beating out Persepolis, which currently has two wins. Diablo Cody is leading with two wins in the Best Original Screenplay section for Juno.

Read the full results after the jump.

National Board of Review

Best Film: No Country for Old Men
Director: Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd
Actor: George Clooney – Michael Clayton
Actress: Julie Christie – Away From Her
Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
Foreign Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Documentary: Body of War
Animated Feature:
Ratatouille
Ensemble Cast: No Country for Old Men
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Emile Hirsch – Into The Wild
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Ellen Page – Juno
Directorial Debut: Ben Affleck – Gone Baby Gone
Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody – Juno and Nancy Oliver – Lars and the Real Girl
Adapted Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country For Old Men
Career Achievement: Michael Douglas
William K. Everson Film History Award: Robert Osborne
Career Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins
The BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression: The Great Debaters and Persepolis

Top Ten Films:
(In alphabetical order)

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Atonement
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Bucket List
  • Into the Wild
  • Juno
  • The Kite Runner
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Michael Clayton
  • Sweeney Todd

Top Five Foreign Films:
(In alphabetical order)

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
  • The Band’s Visit
  • The Counterfeiters
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Lust, Caution

Top Five Documentary Films:
(In alphabetical order)

  • Darfur Now
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • Nanking
  • Taxi to the Darkside
  • Toots

Top Ten Independent Films:
(In alphabetical order)

  • Away From Her
  • Great World of Sound
  • Honeydripper
  • In the Valley of Elah
  • A Mighty Heart
  • The Namesake
  • Once
  • The Savages
  • Starting Out in the Evening
  • Waitress

Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)

Best Picture of the Year: There Will Be Blood; Runner up: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood”; Runner-up: Julian Schnabel, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
Actress: Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”; Runner-up: Anamaria Marinca, “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”; Runner-up: Frank Langella, “Starting Out in the Evening”
Screenplay: “The Savages” by Tamara Jenkins; Runner-up: “There Will Be Blood” by Paul Thomas Anderson
Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone” and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”; Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, “I’m Not There”
Supporting Actor: Vlad Ivanov, “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”; Runner-up: Hal Holbrook, “Into the Wild”
Foreign Language Film: “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” directed by Cristian Mungiu; Runner-up: “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” directed by Julian Schnabel
Documentary/Non-Fiction Film: “No End in Sight” directed by Charles Ferguson; Runner-up: “Sicko” directed by Michael Moore
Production Design: Jack Fisk, “There Will Be Blood”; Runner-up: Dante Ferretti, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Animation: (tie) “Ratatouille” (Brad Bird) and “Persepolis” (Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)
Music: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, “Once”; Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, “There Will Be Blood”
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”; Runner-up: Robert Elswit, “There Will Be Blood”
New Generation: Sarah Polley, “Away From Her”
Career Achievement: Sidney Lumet (previously announced)
Independent/Experimental: “Colossal Youth” directed by Pedro Costa

Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Best Film: No Country for Old Men/Miramax & Paramount Vantage
Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
Actor: George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
Actress: Julie Christie (Away From Her)
Ensemble: No Country for Old Men/Miramax & Paramount Vantage
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)
Breakthrough Performance: Ellen Page (Juno)
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (Charlie Wilson’s War)
Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody (Juno)
Animated Feature: Ratatouille/Disney & Pixar
Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly/Miramax
Documentary: SiCKO/The Weinstein Company
Art Direction: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street/Paramount

Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)

Best Picture: No Country For Old Men
Actor: Frank Langella for Starting Out in the Evening
Actress: Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men
Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone
Director: Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Screenplay: Brad Bird for Ratatouille
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Documentary: Crazy Love
Foreign-Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
New Filmmaker: Ben Affleck for Gone Baby Gone
Ensemble Cast: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

The New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)

Best Picture: (tie) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and There Will Be Blood
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
Actress: Julie Christie – Away From Her
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
Cinematography: There Will Be Blood – Robert Elswit
Screenplay: The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola
Foreign Picture: (tie) The Lives of Others and Persepolis
Documentary: Sicko
Animated: Persepolis
Music/Score: There Will Be Blood – Jonny Greenwood
Breakout Performance: Ellen Page – Juno
Debut as Director: Sarah Polley – Away From Her
Ensemble Performance: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Best Pictures (alphabetical)

  • Atonement (Focus Features)
  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (THINKFilm)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Fox Searchlight)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Miramax)
  • I’m Not There (The Weinstein Company)
  • Juno (Fox Searchlight)
  • Michael Clayton (Warner Bros.)
  • No Country for Old Men (Miramax)
  • Persepolis (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Sweeney Todd (DreamWorks)
  • There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage)

sources: lafca, fsr, wafca, bsfc, nyfco

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