Monday, December 10, 2007

New York Film Critics Circle Winners



No alarms and no surprises here. No County sweeps.

Amy Ryan is officially the critics darling and has shoved her way into front runner status with yet another win, and Julie Christie picks up another win, all but cementing her Oscar nomination. However, it's important to remember that these are critics awards. There are far too many people around the web anointing various films and performances as "locks" for Oscar wins based off these awards. Critics groups are good for building buzz for nominations, not necessarily for wins. Despite No Country and There Will Be Blood dominating the precursors so far, it would be irrational to proclaim the race over at such an early juncture. Keep in my that these are two very un-Academy type films. Not saying they can't win, especially when taking into account
recent years & the Academy's refusal to be pigeonholed, but it is still that much bigger of an obstacle for these movies to overcome. Things will become clearer tomorrow when the BFCA announces and even more so Thursday when the Globes release their nominations.

Complete List from Awards Daily:

BEST FILM
No Country for Old Men


BEST DIRECTORS
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 SUPPRTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)


BEST SCREENPLAY
Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood)


BEST DOCUMENTARY
No End in Sight


BEST FOREIGN FILM
The Lives of Others


BEST ANIMATED FILM
Persepolis


BEST FIRST FILM
Sarah Polley (Away from Her)


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