Monday, February 18, 2008

Awards Watch: Alphabet Soup

ACE, CAS, ADG ... it is a veritable alphabet soup out there as far as film awards go in these days leading up to the big night this Sunday.

As relentless as its heavy, one Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men continues its swath through the Oscar precursors, picking up awards from the Cinema Audio Society and the Art Directors Guild (for contemporary film). However, it lost the American Cinema Editors Award -- a key Best Picture indicator -- in the drama race to the action-packed The Bourne Ultimatum.

Other ACE "Eddie" Awards went to the documentary Sicko and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, quite fittingly considering the title character's penchant for slicing. There Will Be Blood (period film) and The Golden Compass (fantasy film) also won with the ADG.

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