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Dallas Critics applaud "No Country for Old Men"

The Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association announced its winners of 2007 today, naming "No Country for Old Men" best film of the year. The thriller also topped two other categories, with Ethan and Joel Coen named best director and Javier Bardem receiving honors as supporting actor.

The 32 journalists from north Texas also voted for "Juno," "There Will Be Blood," "Atonement" and Tony Gilroy's political thriller "Michael Clayton." Sean Penn's adventure "Into the Wild" and Marc Forster's controversial drama "The Kite Runner" also made it into the top ten.

Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor for "There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Upton Sinclair's novel "Oil!" Julie Christie ruled the best actress category for her performance in Sarah Polley's drama "Away From Her."

Tilda Swinton was named best supporting actress for "Michael Clayton," beating runners-up Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amy Ryan and Saoirse Ronan.

Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" won in the foreign-language category, while "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" won best documentary.

The Russell Smith award was handed to John Carney's musical romance "Once."

Posted by Franck on December 17, 2007 7:06 PM
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