Boston Film Crix Also Award ‘No Country’ Best Pic of 2007

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This weekend I went and dropped real American dollars to see Atonement for a second time, it was the third movie I have seen twice in theaters in 2007, The Kingdom and Reign Over Me were the other two. What this did was afford me the chance to actually watch trailers, and as much as I hated the experience it did give me a chance to see the trailer for Starting Out in the Evening, a film I hardly even knew existed. Along with the trailer came a quote from Roger Ebert saying something to the effect that it just might earn Frank Langella an Oscar nomination. Well, it isn’t an Oscar nom just yet, but the Boston Socitey of Film Critics have awarded Langella their Best Actor disctinction as they announce their best of 2007 list.

The BSFC fell in line with the National Board of Review and also named No Country for Old Men the best picture of 2007. The BSFC and NBR also agree Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) is the best new filmmaker and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) is the best supporting actress. The only other area they agree is best foreign film naming the fantastic The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, but the similarities stop there.

Here’s the complete list:

Best Picture
No Country For Old Men

Best Actor
Frank Langella for Starting Out in the Evening

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone

Best Director
Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Screenplay
Brad Bird for Ratatouille

Best Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Documentary
Crazy Love

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best New Filmmaker
Ben Affleck for Gone Baby Gone

Best Ensemble Cast
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead