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Phoenix critics adore ‘Old Men’

Coen brother film sweeps annual awards

Critics continue to embrace the Coen Brothers as “No Country for Old Men” swept the 8th Annual Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards. In addition to best picture, the Texas-based thriller also won prizes for direction, acting ensemble, supporting actor for Javier Bardem, adapted screenplay and editing.

“There Will Be Blood” star Daniel Day-Lewis and “Away from Her” thesp Julie Christie won the top acting awards, while Amy Ryan was named best supporting actress for her role as a junkie mother in “Gone Baby Gone.”

The youth performance awards went to Edward Sanders for his role in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and Saoirse Ronan for “Atonement.”

“Stardust” was recognized as the overlooked film of the year.

PICTURE: “No Country for Old Men”

Runners-up (in alphabetical order):
“3:10 to Yuma”
“Atonement”
“Away from Her”
“Hairspray”
“Juno”
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
“There Will Be Blood”
“Zodiac”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly “by Julian Schnabel

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM:
“Sicko” by Michael Moore

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION:
Ethan and Joel Coen for “No Country for Old Men”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Daniel Day-Lewis for “There Will Be Blood”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Julie Christie for “Away from Her”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Javier Bardem for “No Country for Old Men”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Amy Ryan for “Gone Baby Gone”

ACTING ENSEMBLE:
“No Country for Old Men”

SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN:
Diablo Cody for “Juno”

SCREENPLAY ADAPTED FROM ANOTHER MEDIUM:
Joel and Ethan Coen for “No Country for Old Men”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
“Ratatouille” by Brad Bird

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Seamus McGarvey, “Atonement”

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING:
Joel and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

ORIGINAL SCORE:
Dario Marianelli, “Atonement”

ORIGINAL SONG:
“Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, “Once”

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Dante Ferretti, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:
Colleen Atwood, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS:
“300”

ACHIEVEMENT IN STUNTS:
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

BREAKTHROUGH ON CAMERA:
Ellen Page for “Juno”

BREAKTHROUGH BEHIND THE CAMERA:
Sarah Polley for “Away from Her”

PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE:
Edward Sanders for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE:
Saoirse Ronan for “Atonement”

OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR:
“Stardust” by Matthew Vaughn

LIVE ACTION FAMILY FILM:
“Enchanted” by Kevin Lima

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