'No Country' takes writing, directing honors

“No Country for Old Men” took top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association on Monday. In addition to naming “No Country” the best film of the year, org gave Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay to Ethan and Joel Coen. Pic’s Javier Bardem was also named Best Supporting Actor.

Daniel Day-Lewis and Julie Christie won Best Actor and Best Actress for “There Will Be Blood” and “Away From Her,” respectively. “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody continued her hot streak with another win for Best Original Screenplay while Amy Ryan added another accolade to her mantelpiece, winning Best Supporting Actress for “Gone Baby Gone.”

Elsewhere, Pixar’s “Ratatouille” was named Best Animated Feature and France’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” was chosen as Best Foreign Language Film. Best Documentary went to “No End in Sight.”

And the winners are:

BEST PICTURE
1. “No Country for Old Men”
2. “There Will Be Blood”
3. “Atonement”
4. “Juno”
5. “Michael Clayton”
6. “Zodiac”
7. “The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford”
8. “Gone Baby Gone”
9. “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
10. “Into the Wild”

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”
Runner-up: George Clooney, “Michael Clayton”

BEST ACTRESS
Julie Christie, “Away From Her”
Runner-up: Ellen Page, “Juno”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”
Runner-up: Casey Affleck, “The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone”
Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, “I’m Not There”

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel & Ethan Coen, “No Country For Old Men”
Runner-up: Joe Wright, “Atonement”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, “Juno”
Runner-up: Tamara Jenkins, “The Savages”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Joel & Ethan Coen, “No Country For Old Men”
Runner-up: Christopher Hampton, “Atonement”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” France
Runner-up: “La Vie en rose,” France

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“No End in Sight”Runner-up: “Sicko”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“”Ratatouille””
Runner-up: “The Simpsons Movie”

WYATT AWARD
“Waitress”
Runner-up: “Black Snake Moan”

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