Monday, December 17, 2007
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics and the Southeastern Film Critics Association Also Pick "No Country For Old Men"
Press release from Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics, below:
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the Texas crime drama NO COUNTRY FOR OLD
MEN as the best film of 2007, according to the results of its 14th annual critics’ poll released today.
Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were JUNO (2), THERE WILL BE BLOOD
(3), ATONEMENT (4), MICHAEL CLAYTON (5), INTO THE WILD (6), THE DIVING BELL AND THE
BUTTERFLY (7), THE KITE RUNNER (8), THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD
ROBERT FORD (9) and CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR (10).
For Best Actor, the association named Daniel Day-Lewis for THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Runners-up
included George Clooney for MICHAEL CLAYTON (2), Frank Langella for STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING
(3), Tommy Lee Jones for IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH (4) and Emile Hirsch for INTO THE WILD (5).
Julie Christie was voted Best Actress for AWAY FROM HER. Next in the voting were Marion Cotillard for
LA VIE EN ROSE (2), Ellen Page for JUNO (3), Laura Linney for THE SAVAGES (4) and Angelina Jolie for A
MIGHTY HEART (5).
In the Best Supporting Actor category, the winner was Javier Bardem for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
He was followed by Philip Seymour Hoffman for CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR (2), Casey Affleck for THE
ASSASSINTION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (3), Tom Wilkinson for MICHAEL
CLAYTON (4) and Hal Holbrook for INTO THE WILD (5).
For Best Supporting Actress, the association named Tilda Swinton for MICHAEL CLAYTON. Runners-up
included Amy Ryan for GONE BABY GONE (2), Cate Blanchett for I’M NOT THERE (3), Saoirse Ronan for
ATONEMENT (4) and Jennifer Jason Leigh for MARGOT AT THE WEDDING (5).
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen were voted Best Director for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Next in the voting
were Paul Thomas Anderson for THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2), Tim Burton for SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON
BARBER OF FLEET STREET (3), Julian Schnabel for THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (4) and Sean
Penn for INTO THE WILD (5).
The association voted THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY as the best foreign-language film of
the year. Runners-up were LA VIE EN ROSE (2); 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (3); LUST, CAUTION (4);
and BLACK BOOK (5).
THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS won for Best Documentary over SICKO (2), NO END
IN SIGHT (3), MY KID COULD PAINT THAT (4) and CRAZY LOVE (5).
RATATOUILLE was named the best animated film of 2006, with PERSEPOLIS as runner-up. Diablo Cody
won the Best Screenplay award for JUNO over Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
The award for Best Cinematography went to Roger Deakins for THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES
BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, followed by a tie between Janusz Kaminski for THE DIVING BELL AND
THE BUTTERFLY and Roger Deakins for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
The association voted ONCE as the winner of the Russell Smith Award, named for the late Dallas Morning
News film critic. The honor is given annually to the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 32 broadcast, print and online journalists from
throughout North Texas. For more information, visit www.dfwfilmcritics.com.
Here's the link to their site with the full list of winners.
Southeastern Film Critics Association:
Best Film: No Country for Old Men by Joel and Ethan Coen
There Will Be Blood
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Gone Baby Gone
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
Best Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel
Best Documentary: No End in Sight by Charles Ferguson
Best Director: Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Best Actress: Julie Christie, Away from Her
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody, Juno
Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Best Animated Feature: Ratatouille by Brad Bird
Wyatt Award (for the film that best captures the "spirit of the South"): Waitress by Adrienne Shelly
Here's the link to their website.