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Phoenix Critics Pick “No Country” as Year’s Best

By Franck Tabouring

“No Country for Old Men” was named best film of the year today as the Phoenix Film Critics Society picked its winners of 2007. The Joel and Ethan Coen-directed thriller also took home awards for direction, editing, adapted screenplay, acting ensemble and supporting actor for Javier Bardem.

Top acting honors went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood,” and Julie Christie for her performance in the Sarah Polley-directed drama “Away from Her.” Amy Ryan won best supporting actress for “Gone Baby Gone.”

Michael Moore’s “Sicko” won in the documentary category, while “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” was named best foreign-language film.

“Atonement,” “300” and “The Bourne Ultimatum” picked up prizes for cinematography, visual effects and stunts, respectively.

“Stardust” was named overlooked film of the year, while Walt Disney’s “Enchanted” won the award for best live action family film.

“No Country for Old Men” continued its winning streak today after receiving top honors from film critics in Dallas, San Diego, Chicago and New York.

Posted by Franck on December 19, 2007 6:35 PM
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