"BLOOD" SPILLS AT THE LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS 


The Los Angeles Film Critics pick "There Will Be Blood" for Best Picture of the year. The runner up was "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."

This is shaping up to be a very interesting awards season. There's not one clear front-runner, and each award-giving body is giving love to different movies.

The Gotham Awards honored "Into the Wild," while the National Board of Review gave "No Country for Old Men" its best film award. The Bob Dylan inspired flick, "I'm Not There" dominated the Independent Spirit Film Awards.

Let's take a look at the rest of the winners from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Other award winners are:

DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood"

Runner-up: Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”

(I AGREE...BUT WHERE'S COEN BROTHERS AND "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN"?)

ACTRESS: Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"

Runner-up: Anamaria Marinca, “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”

(GREAT, GREAT CHOICE!!!)

ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”

Runner-up: Frank Langella, “Starting Out in the Evening”

(VERY INTERESTING CHOICE!!!)


SCREENPLAY: "The Savages" by Tamara Jenkins

Runner-up: “There Will Be Blood” by Paul Thomas Anderson

(YES! MISS TAMARA'S SCREENPLAY IS WITTY AND HEART-BREAKING AT THE SAME TIME)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone" and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”

Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, "I’m Not There"

(YUP, I PICKED MISS AMY TOO!)


SUPPORTING ACTOR: Vlad Ivanov, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"

Runner-up: Hal Holbrook, “Into the Wild"

(SEE...WHERE'S MY JAVIER BARDEM?)


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" directed by Cristian Mungiu

Runner-up: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" directed by Julian Schnabel

(LET'S SEE, IF THE DIVING BELL IS A RUNNER UP FOR BEST PICTURE, SHOULDN'T IT BE A FRONT RUNNER FOR ITS CATEGORY? I LOVE "4 MONTHS THOUGH)

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: "No End in Sight" directed by Charles Ferguson

Runner-up: "Sicko“ directed by Michael Moore

(NOW, THIS IS A SUPER GREAT CHOICE!)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Jack Fisk, "There Will Be Blood"

Runner-up: Dante Ferretti, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

(AGREE!)

ANIMATION: (tie) “Ratatouille" (Brad Bird) and “Persepolis” (Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)

(YES!)

MUSIC: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, “Once"

Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, "There Will Be Blood”

(YES AGAIN!)


CINEMATOGRAPHY: Janusz Kaminski, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

Runner-up: Robert Elswit, “There Will Be Blood"

(WOW...ALTHOUGH, DON'T FORGET "THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES" AND "SWEENEY TODD" WERE BOTH SPLENDIDLY SHOT AS WELL!!!)

NEW GENERATION: Sarah Polley, “Away From Her”

(MISS SARAH'S VERY IMPRESSIVE DIRECTING DEBUT!!!)


CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Sidney Lumet (previously announced)

(CONGRATULATIONS MISTER SIDNEY)

INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL: “Colossal Youth” directed by Pedro Costa

(GO FOR IT MISTER PEDRO!!!)


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