'Country' Bears More Critical Fruit
Additional wins for Javier Bardem, Amy Ryan, Julie Christie and Daniel Day-Lewis
It may be early in the critical kudos season (the Southwest Louisiana Critics Association has yet to be heard from), but "No Country For Old Men" has already picked up best picture awards from critics in New York, Boston and Washington, as well as those nebulous voters in the National Board of Review.
In addition to naming "No Country" the year's best feature the NYFCC also gave best director and best screenplay to Joel and Ethan Coen and put another best supporting actor trophy on the mantel of co-star Javier Bardem.
Also winning multiple awards from the NYFCC was Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," which snagged a best actor win for Daniel Day-Lewis and a nod for Robert Elswit's cinematography.
Although the NYFCC is often contrarian in its award choices, this year's winners followed form for the season-to-date. Julie Christie won another best actress prize for "Away From Her" and Amy Ryan continued to be a critical darling with yet another supporting actor win for "Gone Baby Gone."
Also earning recognition were "Persepolis" (animated film), "The Lives of Others" (foreign film), "No End in Sight" (documentary) and Sarah Polley received best first film kudos for "Away From Her."