The AFI Announces Their Top 10 of 2007

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I know you all are just chomping at the bit to hear what my top ten of 2007 is (yeah right), but you are going to have to wait because I am finally seeing There Will be Blood and Charlie Wilson’s War next week (and probably Sweeney Todd again since the sound was shit the first time I saw it) and can finally make my assessment. However, the American Film Institute (AFI) has announced their ten favorite and besides Knocked Up finally getting a little love there really are no surprises here.

  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Into the Wild
  • Juno
  • Knocked Up
  • Michael Clayton
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Ratatouille
  • The Savages
  • There Will be Blood

Other than that, the Chicago critics also let there opinon be known and their list goes like this:

BEST PICTURE
No Country for Old Men

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Sicko

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel & Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

BEST ACTRESS
Ellen Page – Juno

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody – Juno

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Joel & Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Roger Deakins

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Once – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Ratatouille

PROMISING PERFORMER
Michael Cera – Juno / Superbad

PROMISING DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck – Gone Baby Gone