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The awards season begins

The National Board of Review, the first of many, many critics' groups to vote on the best and brightest each year has to offer in movies, has revealed their choices for 2007.

The NBR is known for often making some odd choices, but this year, it's hard to argue with the bulk of their picks. Here's a rundown of their major awards:

Best Film: No Country For Old Men

Best Director: Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd

Best Actor: George Clooney, Michael Clayton

Best Actress: Julie Christie, Away From Her

Best Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

Best Ensemble Cast: No Country For Old Men

Best Directorial Debut: Ben Affleck, Gone Baby Gone

Best Original Screenplay (tie): Diablo Cody, Juno and Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl

Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Emile Hirsch, Into The Wild

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Ellen Page, Juno

Best Foreign Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Documentary: Body of War

Best Animated Feature: Ratatouille


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Interesting choices. I would have liked to have seen Johnny Depp get best actor for Sweeny Todd. A lot of people seem to think he is a shoe in to win the Oscar for that role. I personally hope so. What do you think, as of right now, the top contendors for the Oscars are? Best picture, actor and director mainly?


I stand behind the JUNO pick.
Thought you might want to read my review/personal letter to ms. cody:

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