The Online Film Critics Society, of which I’m a member, has finished its voting and announced its awards for 2007. It turns out most of the things I voted for wound up winning, which is always nice; where I voted for something else, I’ve noted it.
Here are the winners. If you’re curious to see who the nominees were, you’ll find the list here.
Best Picture: “No Country for Old Men”
Best Director: Joel & Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”
Best Actress: Julie Christie, “Away From Her” (My vote: Marion Cotillard, “La Vie En Rose”)*
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men” (My vote: Hal Holbrook, “Into the Wild”)
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone”
Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody, “Juno”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, “No Country for Old Men”
Best Editing: Roderick Jaynes (a pseudonym for Joel & Ethan Coen), “No Country for Old Men”
Best Original Score: Jonny Greenwood, “There Will Be Blood”
Best Documentary: “The King of Kong” (My vote: “No End in Sight”)*
Best Foreign Film: “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (My vote: “The Lives of Others”)
Best Animated Film: “Ratatouille”
Breakthrough Filmmaker: Sarah Polley, “Away from Her”**
Breakthrough Performer: Nikki Blonsky, “Hairspray”**
* I saw the winning films but didn’t review them. Julie Christie is phenomenal and was my second choice; “The King of Kong” is highly entertaining and was my second choice there, too.
** I didn’t vote in the breakthrough categories because I think they’re silly. Even within the OFCS we can’t agree on what “breakthrough” means. Is it a person’s first film? The first film that’s “big” or “gets attention”? How do you define those things? And if we can’t agree amongst ourselves what “breakthrough” means, how can it mean anything to the general public?