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
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Actress: Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Screenplay: Tamara Jenkins, The Savages
Supporting actress: Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Supporting actor: Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Foreign language film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Documentary/Non-fiction film: No End in Sight directed by Charles Ferguson
Production design: Jack Fisk, There Will Be Blood
Animation: Persepolis and Ratatouille (tie)
Music: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Once
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
New generation: Sarah Polley, Away From Her