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Awards Go Ever, Ever On *update*

*update* Voting is complete. Find a list of the voters here, and a snazzy look at the winners here (click on “2007 Best Of” at the top of the page) or just check beneath the fold.

Jeffrey Overstreet and Ron Reed both have this stuff up, so I might as well post the list, too. Voting is still going on, and the final list should be up next month sometime . . . by which I mean next week. Hey, you can’t rush this stuff. I was just talking with a friend about past Oscars over the weekend, and we agreed that there should be some major awards ceremony that waits a good five years before assessing the Best Films of any given year. Maybe that’s just the film historian in me, but it might yield interesting results.

So long as I’m doing this, by the way, I should note here that I’m hard at work on last week’s Hitchcock post. It should be backposted to last Wednesday within 24 hours so I can hurry along to tomorrow’s entry. Yikes. I really need to get ahead on this thing for the next time something comes up.

Anyway, beneath the fold: The Faith & Film Critics Circle 2007 Awards

Most Significant Exploration of Spiritual Themes

Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence offers an implicit challenge, not so much to the trappings of modernity — modern technology crops up here and there in the monks’ world, occasionally to humorous effect — as to the spiritual disconnectedness and social fragmentation of a world in decay, to the postmodern incapacity for commitment and sacrifice, to the dissonance and haphazardness of life as we know it. It is not for us, perhaps, this life, yet it isn’t something irrelevant or unrelated either. The silence of the monks has something to say to us, if we have ears to hear.

Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide

Other nominations:

  • After the Wedding
  • Amazing Grace
  • Atonement
  • Into the Wild
  • Lars and the Real Girl

Best Narrative Film

There Will Be Blood

Other nominations:

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • No Country for Old Men

Best Documentary

Into Great Silence

Other nominations:

  • The Devil Came on Horseback
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • The King of Kong
  • No End in Sight

Best Film for the Whole Family

Ratatouille

Other nominations:

  • The Bridge to Terabithia
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Enchanted
  • In the Shadow of the Moon

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood

Other nominations:

  • Brad Bird – Ratatouille
  • Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
  • Todd Haynes – I’m Not There
  • Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Performance by an Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

Other nominations:

  • Christian Bale – Rescue Dawn
  • Russell Crowe – 3:10 to Yuma
  • Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Ryan Gosling – Lars and the Real Girl

Best Performance by an Actress

Ellen Page – Juno

Other nominations:

  • Amy Adams – Enchanted
  • Julie Christie – Away from Her
  • Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose
  • Laura Linney – The Savages

Best Performance by a Child

Saoirse Ronan – Atonement

Other nominations:

  • Dillon Freasier – There Will Be Blood
  • AnnaSophia Robb – The Bridge to Terabithia
  • Ed Sanders – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Thomas Turgoose – This Is England

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor (tie)

Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men

Other nominations:

  • Paul Dano – There Will Be Blood
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Hal Holbrook – Into the Wild

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress (tie)

Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There

Jennifer Garner – Juno

Other nominations:

  • Emily Mortimer – Lars and the Real Girl
  • Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Best Ensemble Cast

Lars and the Real Girl

Other nominations:

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • I’m Not There
  • Juno
  • Michael Clayton

Best Cinematography

Robert Elswit – There Will Be Blood

Other nominations:

  • Roger Deakins – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Roger Deakins – No Country for Old Men
  • Eric Gautier – Into the Wild
  • Janusz Kaminski – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Original Screenplay

Diablo Cody – Juno

Other nominations:

  • Brad Bird (et al.) – Ratatouille
  • Todd Haynes & Oren Moverman – I’m Not There
  • Anders Thomas Jensen & Susanne Bier – After the Wedding
  • Nancy Oliver – Lars and the Real Girl

Best Adapted Screenplay

Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men

Other nominations:

  • Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard – Gone Baby Gone
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood
  • Andrew Dominik – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Sooni Taraporevala – The Namesake

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli – Atonement

Other nominations:

  • Klaus Badelt – Rescue Dawn
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Michael Giacchino – Ratatouille
  • Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood
  • Philip Sheppard – In the Shadow of the Moon
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~ by Jared on March 4, 2008.

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