Los Angeles Film Crix are Out for ‘Blood’


So the Boston Critics agreed with the National Board of Review and went with No Country for Old Men as their top film, but the Los Angeles Film Critics don’t even mention the Coen brothers’ film once as they give There Will be Blood not only Best Picture, but best director (Paul Thomas Anderson), best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and best production design (Jack Fisk). Blood was also mentioned as a runner up for Jonny Greenwood’s music.

The runner-up for most top spots is Romania’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days taking in supporting actor (Vlad Ivanov) and best foreign film, besting The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which doesn’t exactly make a ton of sense since Diving Bell was runner-up for best picture, but still can’t manage to take home best foreign language film. If you can explain that please do.

Amy Ryan is again noted for her performance in Gone Baby Gone as best supporting actress, leading me to believe she has the Oscar all wrapped up and it also looks like Marion Cotillard will be the one to expect to take home the best actress Oscar for her performance in La Vie En Rose.

The other noteworthy mention would be Frank Langella‘s runner-up mention for best actor. Langella was awarded the best actor nod from the Boston crix and the mention by the LA crix is sure to boost his potential for an Oscar nomination.

You can check out a list of the winners below:

Best Picture: There Will Be Blood
Runner-up: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Runner-up: Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Runner-up: Anamaria Marinca 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Runner-up: Frank Langella, Starting Out In The Evening

Screenplay: Tamara Jenkins, The Savages
Runner-up:Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood

Supporting actress: Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

Supporting actor: Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Runner-up: Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild

Foreign language film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Runner-up: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Documentary/Non-fiction film: No End in Sight directed by Charles Ferguson
Runner-up: Sicko directed by Michael Moore

Production design: Jack Fisk, There Will Be Blood
Runner-up: Dante Ferretti, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Animation: Persepolis and Ratatouille (tie)

Music: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Once
Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood

Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Runner-up: Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood

New generation: Sarah Polley, Away From Her