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“No Country for Old Men” Wins First “Best Film” Honor of the Award Season


By Leroy Douresseaux
December 10, 2007 - 06:07

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The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures launched the 2007-08 movie awards season by naming Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men “Best Film” of 2007.  Adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s 2005 novel of the same name, the film also received “Best Adapted Screenplay” (the Coen Bros.), and “Best Ensemble Cast.”

Tim Burton received “Best Director” for Sweeney Todd, and George Clooney ( Michael Clayton) and Julie Christie ( Away from Her), won the lead actor honors.  Oscar-winner Michael Douglas ( Wall Street) won the “Career Achievement Award.”

The U.S. National Board of Review was formed 98 years ago and is composed of film historians, students and educators.

Best Film
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Top Ten Films (In alphabetical order):
THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
ATONEMENT
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
THE BUCKET LIST
INTO THE WILD
JUNO
THE KITE RUNNER
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
MICHAEL CLAYTON
SWEENEY TODD

Best Foreign Film
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY

Top Five Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS,
THE BAND'S VISIT
THE COUNTERFEITERS
LA VIE EN ROSE
LUST, CAUTION

Best Documentary
BODY OF WAR

Top Five Documentaries (In alphabetical order):
DARFUR NOW
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON
NANKING
TAXI TO THE DARKSIDE
TOOTS

Top Independent Films (In alphabetical order):
AWAY FROM HER
GREAT WORLD OF SOUND
HONEYDRIPPER
IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
A MIGHTY HEART
THE NAMESAKE
ONCE
THE SAVAGES
STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING
WAITRESS

Best Actor
GEORGE CLOONEY, Michael Clayton

Best Actress
JULIE CHRISTIE, Away From Her

Best Supporting Actor
CASEY AFFLECK, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Supporting Actress
AMY RYAN, Gone Baby Gone

Best Ensemble Cast
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
EMILE HIRSCH, Into The Wild

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
ELLEN PAGE, Juno

Best Director
TIM BURTON, Sweeney Todd

Best Directorial Debut
BEN AFFLECK, Gone Baby Gone

Best Adapted Screenplay
JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN, No Country For Old Men

Best Original Screenplay
DIABLO CODY, Juno and NANCY OLIVER, Lars and the Real Girl

Best Animated Feature
RATATOUILLE

Career Achievement Award
MICHAEL DOUGLAS

William K. Everson Award For Film History
ROBERT OSBORNE

Career Achievement in Cinematography
ROGER DEAKINS

The Bvlgari Award for NBR Freedom of Expression
THE GREAT DEBATERS and PERSEPOLIS

http://www.nbrmp.org



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