Monday, January 7, 2008

Critics Choice Winners & Reaction

For being such an unpredictable year, things are starting to fall into a pretty boring pattern. Not that I'm not thrilled with what has been winning, but some variety would be nice. The Coen's continue to dominate with No Country, taking home everything at the 13th Annual Critic's Choice Awards except for Best Screenplay, which it probably would have taken if the two categories had been split like normal. Daniel Day-Lewis is like a belt sander headed for some pine at this point, and Amy Ryan's mantle keeps getting more crowded. The only category that seems like it may bring some surprises is Best Actress. Julie Christie has won the most precursors, and this win from the critics for her is not good for Oscar hopeful Marion Cotillard, whose biggest supporters up until now had been the critics. I think we are looking at a Page vs Christie showdown for the gold. The biggest joy and surprise for me of the whole night was Jonny Greenwood taking home the prize for Best Composer for his polarizing score for PT Anderson's There Will Be Blood. And was it just me, or was it somewhat surreal to see Feist on stage announcing his name?

Alright whatever, the DGA announces tomorrow and then things should be quite clear, if they're not already getting there. Complete revamp of the Oscar predictions as well will be up by week's end.

Critics Choice Winners (from Awards Daily):

Best Picture - No Country for Old Men

Best Directors - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Best Actress - Julie Christie - Away From Her

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

Best Picture Made for Television - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Best Documentary -Sicko

Best Family Film - Enchanted

Best Animated Film - Ratatouille

Joel Siegel Humanitarian Award - Don Cheadle

Best Foreign Language Film - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Supporting Actress - Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone

Best Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men

Best Song - Falling Slowly - Once

Best Composer - Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood

Best Comedy - Juno

Best Young Actor - Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada - The Kite Runner

Best Young Actress - Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray

Best Screenplay - Diablo Cody - Juno

Best Ensemble - Hairspray

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