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Monday, March 3, 2008

Awards Watch: 2007 Round Up

First things first: take a look at this week's cover of Entertainment Weekly, picturing a close-up of the four acting winners' awards, and you'll see incontrovertible proof that Oscar is indeed gay. On the left, you can see Daniel's and Tilda's snogging away (they are British after all), while Marion's and Javier's get down to business right in front of everyone (those wacky, uninhibited Europeans).

Anyway ... Every year I keep track of the top award winners, tallying up the trophies handed out by the top 26 organizations, critics groups and industry guilds to get a clearer picture of what is indeed the Best Picture (et al) of the year. And, Academy Award winners notwithstanding, you'll be happy to know that, over the previous three years, Sideways, Brokeback Mountain and United 93 were indeed the best Best Pictures of the year.

This year, Oscar was more in step with the rest, with No Country for Old Men taking eight top prizes, the same amount for Best Actor victor Daniel Day-Lewis and screenplay winner Juno. However, the most wins for any film in any category goes to Ratatouille, with ten awards total. In the end though, No Country was the top winner, with five overall wins in all categories.

For the complete yearly round up for the awards season just past, including the top winners in all categories (with at least two wins) and a list of the 26 groups tracked, see the comments section below.


  1. 2007 Awards Round Up:

    Picture of the Year:
    No Country for Old Men - 8 wins

    Actor of the Year:
    Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood - 8 wins

    Actress of the Year:
    Julie Christie in Away from Her - 7 wins

    Supporting Actor of the Year:
    Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men - 7 wins

    Supporting Actress of the Year:
    Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone - 6 wins

    Director of the Year:
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men - 7 wins

    Adapted Screenplay of the Year:
    No Country for Old Men - 7 wins

    Original Screenplay of the Year
    Juno - 8 wins

    Cinematography of the Year:
    There Will Be Blood - 4 wins

    Art Direction of the Year:
    There Will Be Blood - 2 wins

    Costume Design of the Year:
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age - 2 wins

    Original Score of the Year: (tie)
    Atonement / Ratatouille / There Will Be Blood - 2 wins each

    Original Song of the Year:
    "Falling Slowly" from Once - 2 wins

    Film Editing of the Year:
    The Bourne Ultimatum - 3 wins

    Sound Mixing & Editing of the Year:
    The Bourne Ultimatum - 6 wins

    Visual Effects of the Year:
    Transformers - 4 wins

    Make-Up Design of the Year:
    La Vie en Rose - 2 wins

    Animated Feature of the Year:
    Ratatouille -10 wins

    Foreign Film of the Year:
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - 4 wins

    Documentary Feature of the Year: (tie) No End in Sight / Sicko - 3 wins each

    Acting Ensemble of the Year:
    No Country for Old Men - 2 wins

    New Director of the Year:
    Sarah Polley for Away from Her - 3 wins

  2. The 26 Awards Groups Tracked:

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the Oscars)

    The American Film Institute (AFI Awards)

    The International Animated Film Society (the Annie Awards)

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (the BAFTAs)

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics' Choice Awards)

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Association

    The National Society of Film Critics

    The New York Film Critics Circle

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (The Golden Globes)

    The Recording Academy (the Grammy Awards - film related categories only)

    The Producers Guild of America

    The Screen Actors Guild (The Actor Award)

    The Directors Guild of America

    The Writers Guild of America

    The American Society of Cinematographers

    American Cinema Editors (the Eddie Awards)

    The Art Directors Guild

    The Costume Designers Guild

    The Cinema Audio Society

    Motion Picture Sound Editors (the Golden Reel Awards)

    The Visual Effects Society

    Film Independnt (the Independent Spirit Awards)

    The National Board of Review

    The Online Film Critics Society

    The International Press Academy (the Satelitte Awards)

    The USC Scripter Award


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