Sunday, December 9, 2007

LAFCA Winners

And they are:

Best Picture: There Will Be Blood
Runner-up: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Director
: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Runner-up: Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Runner-up: Frank Langella, Starting Out in the Evening

Best Actress
: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Runner-up: Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

Best Screenplay: Tamara Jenkins, The Savages
Runner-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Runner-up
: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There

Supporting Actor
: Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Runner-up
: Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild

Foreign Language Film
: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Runner-up: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Documentary
: No End in Sight
Runner-up
: Sicko

Best Production Design
: Jack Fisk, There Will Be Blood
Runner-up
: Dante Ferretti, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Music
: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Once
Runner-up: Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood

Best Cinematography
: Janusz Kaminski, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Runner-up: Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood

New Generation
Award: Sarah Polley, Away From Her

Douglas Edwards Indie Award
: Colossal Youth directed by Pedro Costa

Career Achievement
: Sidney Lumet

They went crazy for There Will Be Blood. There Will Be Blood's win was essential to staying in the race. After NBR's shut out and some bad word of mouth, it finally has some (great) justification for being a good film as well as helping out Day-Lewis and PTA. The Supporting Actor win was a huge surprise, but I wouldn't take it for anything unless he gets one or two more wins. Even then, it would be unlikely. I'm very happy about Cotillard's win, loved her performance. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly continues to do very well. But, isn't it odd that it was the runner up for Best Picture yet it lost Foreign Film?

And one more thing...

Amy Ryan is on fire. Not literally, obviously.

1 comment:

AJ said...

Wait! How does The Diving Bell and the Butterfly win runner-up for Best Picture to one film aka it's the second best film of the year, yet lose Best Foreign Film to a different movie?