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    Wednesday, March 05, 2008

    Faith and Film Critics Circle
    Best of 2007 Awards

    The Faith and Film Critics Circle, of which I am a part, has just announced its awards for films released in 2007*. The most important award, in our eyes at least, is the award for the "Most Significant Exploration of Spiritual Issues", which was won this year by Into Great Silence which also won best documentary. The big winner was Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will be Blood which won 4 awards (including best narrative film, best director and best actor). Juno took three awards whilst No Country for Old Men and Atonement also did well, claiming two awards each.

    The full list of winners is as follows (with links to my reviews):
    Most Significant Exploration of Spiritual Themes:
    Into Great Silence

    Best Narrative Film:
    There Will Be Blood

    Best Documentary:
    Into Great Silence

    Best Film for the Whole Family:
    Ratatouille

    Best Director:
    Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood

    Best Performance by an Actor:
    Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

    Best Performance by an Actress:
    Ellen Page – Juno

    Best Performance by a Child:
    Saoirse Ronan – Atonement

    Best Supporting Performance by an Actor (tie):
    Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James
    Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men

    Best Supporting Performance by an Actress (tie):
    Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
    Jennifer Garner – Juno

    Best Ensemble Cast:
    Lars and the Real Girl

    Best Cinematography:
    Robert Elswit – There Will Be Blood

    Best Original Screenplay:
    Diablo Cody – Juno

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men

    Best Original Score:
    Dario Marianelli – Atonement
    The only real disappointment for me is that Thomas Turgoose didn't win best child actor for his outstanding performance in This Is England, but I'm not sure how widely it was seen.

    I'm going to be joining the admin team for the FFCC sometime after Easter, and one of the things on the new team's agenda for then will be assessing potential new members, so if anyone is interested in joining us, then please let me know.

    * Based on release dates for North America since that is where most of the the circle are from

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