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D.C. and N.Y. Critics Film Awards

The awards for both the Washington D.C. and the New York Critics Associations have arrived and there's starting to be a bit of agreement on some of the awards.

No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Sicko are all looking strong so far.

Here are the Washington D.C. Film Critics Association awards through Variety:

Best Film:
No Country for Old Men, Miramax & Paramount Vantage

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel, Miramax

Best Documentary:
Sicko by Michael Moore, The Weinstein Company

Best Director:
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Best Actor:
George Clooney, Michael Clayton

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 Ensemble:
No Country for Old Men/Miramax & Paramount Vantage

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Aaron Sorkin, Charlie Wilson's War

Best Original Screenplay:
Diablo Cody, Juno

Best Animated Feature:
Ratatouille by Brad Bird, Disney & Pixar

Best Breakthrough Performance:
Ellen Page, Juno

Best Art Direction:
Dante Ferretti for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Paramount


Here are the New York Film Critics Association's Awards through Variety:

Best picture:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
There Will Be Blood

Best director:
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

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:
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There

Best cinematography:
There Will Be Blood, Robert Elswit

Best screenplay:
The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola

Best foreign picture:
The Lives of Others
Persepolis

Best documentary:
Sicko

Best animated feature:
Persepolis

Best music/score:
There Will Be Blood, Jonny Greenwood

Best breakout performance:
Ellen Page, Juno

Best debut as director:
Sarah Polley, Away From Her

Best ensemble performance:
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Best pictures:
Atonement (Focus Features)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (THINKFilm)
The Darjeeling Limited (Fox Searchlight)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Miramax)
I'm Not There (The Weinstein Company)
Juno (Fox Searchlight)
Michael Clayton (Warner Bros.)
No Country for Old Men (Miramax)
Persepolis (Sony Pictures Classics)
Sweeney Todd (DreamWorks)
There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage)

I wonder how Ellen Page received best breakout performance for Juno when we've already seen her perform excellently in Hard Candy (Filmstalker review)? Was that not classed as a "breakthrough" role?

Persepolis looks as though it's going to do well, although it might well be fighting with Ratatouille, which is a strange mix of films indeed.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Julie Christie look good, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett and Amy Ryan all look good too.

It's going to be interesting leading up to the big one, but already we're seeing some patterns. Any personal favourites so far?





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