Oscar 2007: N.Y. Film Critics Choose No Country for Old Men

December 10, 2007–“No Country for Old Men” was the big winner in Monday's voting for the New York Film Critics Circle awards, winning best film and three other prizes.

The Cormac McCarthy adaptation, which has been riding a wave of critical buzz since its Cannes preem, captured best screenplay and direction for the Coen Bros. Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his turn as the film's diabolically existential villain.

“Away from Her” and “There Will Be Blood” were the other multiple winners. Sarah Polley took best first feature honors and Julie Christie best actress for “Away.” Daniel Day-Lewis won for best actor and Robert Elswit for cinematography for “Blood.”

Amy Ryan got best supporting actress for “Gone Baby Gone.”

NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS:

PICTURE:
“No Country for Old Men”

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

ACTRESS:
Julie Christie, “Away from Her”

DIRECTOR:
Joel and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone”

SCREENPLAY
Joel and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Robert Elswit, “There Will Be Blood”

FOREIGN FILM
“The Lives of Others”

ANIMATED FILM
“Persepolis”

FIRST FILM
Sarah Polley, “Away from Her”

DOCUMENTARY
“No End in Sight”