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SEFCA awards

Nocountry The Southeastern Film Critics Association, one of the excellent critic groups I belong to, has voted No Country For Old Men the best picture of 2007. The movie also won Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Joel and Ethan Coen) and Best Supporting Actor (for Javier Bardem).

Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for There Will Be Blood, Julie Christie won Best Actress for Away From Her, and Amy Ryan was named Best Supporting Actress for Gone Baby Gone. I am happy to say that the winners reflect my votes exactly, with the exception of the Supporting Actress category (I voted for Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There, who was the runner-up in the category; she lost by one measly point).

SEFCA is comprised of more than 40 film journalists and critics from the southeastern U.S. Here is the complete list of the 2007 winners and runners-up, including the winner of the Wyatt Award, given each year to the film that best represents the South.

BEST PICTURE

1. No Country for Old Men

2. There Will Be Blood

3. Atonement

4. Juno

5. Michael Clayton

6. Zodiac

7. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

8. Gone Baby Gone

9. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

10. Into the Wild

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood

* Runner-up: George Clooney - Michael Clayton

BEST ACTRESS

Julie Christie - Away from Her

* Runner-up: Ellen Page - Juno

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men

* Runner-up: Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward

Robert Ford

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone

* Runner-up: Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There

BEST DIRECTOR

Joel & Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men

* Runner-up: Joe Wright - Atonement

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Diablo Cody - Juno

* Runner-up: Tamara Jenkins - The Savages

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Joel & Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men

* Runner-up: Christopher Hampton - Atonement

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France)

* Runner-up: La vie en rose (France)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

No End in Sight

* Runner-up: Sicko

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Ratatouille

* Runner-up: The Simpsons Movie

WYATT AWARD

Waitress

* Runner-up: Black Snake Moan

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Guido

Great to say Zodiac up there.

Have you seen Sweeney yet? Do you think its total absence from most critics awards' is because very few of them have seen it?

Great to see you posting regularly again.

ReneRodriguez

Sweeney Todd is amazing - it's easily Tim Burton's best movie since Ed Wood - but it's not the type of film that will end up on a lot of critics' list. It didn't make mine, either. Expect the Oscars to show it a lot of love, though.

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