The awards are bestowed annually "to honor the finest in cinematic achievement," according to a release. Winners were revealed at the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards ceremony, broadcast live on VH1 from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
The top honor of Best Picture went to Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men." The film also earned the brothers the Best Director award and its star Javier Bardem (upcoming "Nine") the Best Supporting Actor honor.
"Gone Baby Gone" star Amy Ryan (A Streetcar Named Desire) earned the Best Supporting Actress award. The top acting prizes also went to stage veterans Julie Christie (for "Away from Her") and Daniel Day-Lewis (for "There Will Be Blood").
The movie musical "Hairspray" took the prize for Best Acting Ensemble and Best Young Actress for its Tracy Turnblad, Nikki Blonsky.
"Juno" (featuring Cyrano de Bergerac star Jennifer Garner and stage vets J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney) took the award for Best Comedy, while "Enchanted" (which features songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Scwartz) earned Best Family Film. A list of 2007 nominees (listed alphabetically, *with winners in bold) follows:
"There Will Be Blood" Best Actor
Viggo Mortensen - "Eastern Promises" Best Actress
Ellen Page - "Juno" Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson - "Michael Clayton" Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton - "Michael Clayton" Best Acting Ensemble
"Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" Best Director
Joe Wright - "Atonement" Best Writer
Aaron Sorkin - "Charlie Wilson's War" Best Young Actor
Edward Sanders - "Sweeney Todd" Best Young Actress
Saoirse Ronan - "Atonement" Best Comedy Movie
"Superbad" Best Family Film
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Best Picture Made for Television
"The War" Best Song
"Guaranteed" - "Into the Wild" "That's How You Know" - "Enchanted" Best Composer
Alan Menken - "Enchanted" For a complete list and more information, visit bfca.org.