Wednesday, December 5, 2007


The awards went down like this:

Best Director: TIM BURTON, Sweeney Todd
Best Actor: GEORGE CLOONEY, Michael Clayton
Best Actress: JULIE CHRISTIE, Away From Her
Best Supporting Actor: CASEY AFFLECK, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Best Supporting Actress: AMY RYAN, Gone Baby Gone
Best Documentary: BODY OF WAR
Best Animated Feature: RATATOUILLE
Best 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
Best Directorial Debut: BEN AFFLECK, Gone Baby Gone
Best Original Screenplay (tie):
DIABLO CODY, Juno and NANCY OLIVER, Lars and the Real Girl
Best Adapted Screenplay: JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN, No Country For Old Men

More astonishing than Cotillard's omission is that Atonement was shut out completely. Oh boy. New York Film Critics Circle, you're my only hope :)


k_obrien said...

They named La Vie en Rose one of the top five foreign language films.

Though the NBR isn't made of of critics, per se...mostly film "professionals", historians, teachers, and students. Film nuts, really.

Though they have faced some controversy about being biased...the president has ties to some of the major studios, and they've been accused of awarding big name stars (deserving or not) in order to sell seating at the gala.

I don't see this as a major blow. The critics awards will likely be split between Cotillard, Page, and Christie -- even Linney -- but they are the ones who matter most on the way to the Oscars.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Thanks for the pep talk, K. I really need it. It just blows to see her not being recognized by two entities back to back.

k_obrien said...

Cotillard's biggest critical supporters are in LA, so I could definitely see her taking that Best Actress award. Linney's likely got NY in the bag (her film has indie cred), and I could see Page taking a number of Breakthrough and Best Actress titles at the newer critics awards (though she could be awarded by NY, LA, etc. if they are looking to reward new, young talent).

The BAFTAs (obviously) love to honor European talent, and if Tautou's nod for Amelie is any indication I'd say there is a wide open berth for a young, French actress there. Though Christie got in for her tiny role in Finding Neverland, so the BAFTA could also go to her this year (they've only given it to her once, but they've nominated her a LOT).

I think Cotillard's also got a strong chance at Chicago (despite the film getting unfavorable reviews from their critics), seeing as how they've recently awarded Tautou, Amelie, and A Very Long Engagement with prizes.

Those are just my thoughts.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Can you expand on your projections? It would make a great post.

Cotillard-Admin said...

I mean for a guest column.

k_obrien said...

Sure! That would be fun.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Awesome. Thanks :)