Wednesday, December 19, 2007


The African American Film Critics Association has made Marion Cotillard their winner this year for Best Actress. This was a surprise, as the AAFCA honors black performers each year for their outstanding contributions to film. Gil Robertston IV, the President of the Association, says:

"Although our organisation gives specific consideration to work by artists of African descent, Ms. Cotillard's astonishing portrayal of Edith Piaf is a standout performance worthy of recognition."

The other performers honored are Don Cheadle, who won Best Actor for his performance in Talk To Me; Chiwetel Ejiofor, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Talk To Me; and Ruby Dee, who picked up the Best Supporting Actress award for her turn in American Gangster.

See their top 10 films of the year at their official website here.

Also, the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association has nominated Marion for their 2007 Best Actress award. Also nominated are Julie Christie (Away from Her), Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Ellen Page (Juno), Laura Linney (The Savages), and Jodie Foster (The Brave One).

La Vie en Rose also goes up against The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Persepolis, The Host, The Kite Runner, and Lust, Caution for Best Foreign Language Film.

As well as being a Foreign Language nominee, La Vie en Rose is also in competition for Best Score/Music, along with Atonement, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, There Will Be Blood, Juno, Once, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The STLGFCA has all of the nominees up on their official site. The winners will be announced on December 21.

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