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Chicago critics love ‘Country’

Coen brothers film wins four top prizes

“No Country for Old Men” was tops in Chicago as the Coen Brothers’ thriller swept the 20th annual Chicago Film Critics Association awards.

The drama won prizes for best picture, director, supporting actor Javier Bardem and adapted screenplay.

Top acting trophies went to Daniel Day-Lewis for “There Will Be Blood” and to Ellen Page for “Juno.”

“Juno” also won best original screenplay, with the film’s co-star Michael Cera singled out as most promising performer.

Ben Affleck earned the promising director prize for “Gone Baby Gone.”

The Chicago Film Critics Association announced its nominees Dec. 1. The awards ceremony will be held Jan. 7, 2008.

Winner s of the the 20th annual Chicago Film Critics Awards:

“No Country for Old Men”

“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”


Joel & Ethan Coen – “No Country for Old Men”

Daniel Day-Lewis – “There Will Be Blood”

Ellen Page – “Juno”

Javier Bardem – “No Country for Old Men”

Cate Blanchett – “I’m Not There”

Diablo Cody – “Juno”

Joel & Ethan Coen – “No Country for Old Men”

“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” – Roger Deakins

“Once” – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova


Michael Cera – “Juno /Superbad”

Ben Affleck – “Gone Baby Gone”

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