Ryan, Blonsky, "Hairspray" and "Enchanted" Among Critics' Choice Awards Winners

News   Ryan, Blonsky, "Hairspray" and "Enchanted" Among Critics' Choice Awards Winners Stage star Amy Ryan, "Hairspray" lead Nikki Blonsky and the film "Enchanted" were among the winners of the Critics' Choice Awards announced Jan. 7 by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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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:

Best Picture

 

  • "American Gangster"
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  • "Atonement"
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  • "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
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  • "Into the Wild"
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  • "Juno"
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  • "The Kite Runner"
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  • "Michael Clayton"
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  • *"No Country for Old Men"
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  • "Sweeney Todd"
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  • "There Will Be Blood" Best Actor

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  • George Clooney - "Michael Clayton"
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  • *Daniel Day-Lewis - "There Will Be Blood"
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  • Johnny Depp - "Sweeney Todd"
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  • Ryan Gosling - "Lars and the Real Girl"
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  • Emile Hirsch - "Into the Wild"
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  • Viggo Mortensen - "Eastern Promises" Best Actress

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  • Amy Adams - "Enchanted"
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  • Cate Blanchett - "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
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  • *Julie Christie - "Away From Her"
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  • Marion Cotillard - "La Vie en Rose"
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  • Angelina Jolie - "A Mighty Heart"
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  • Ellen Page - "Juno" Best Supporting Actor

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  • Casey Affleck - "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
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  • *Javier Bardem - "No Country for Old Men"
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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Charlie Wilson's War"
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  • Holbrook - "Into the Wild"
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  • Tom Wilkinson - "Michael Clayton" Best Supporting Actress

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  • Cate Blanchett - "I'm Not There"
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  • Catherine Keener - "Into the Wild"
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  • Vanessa Redgrave - "Atonement"
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  • *Amy Ryan - "Gone Baby Gone"
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  • Tilda Swinton - "Michael Clayton" Best Acting Ensemble

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  • *"Hairspray"
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  • "Juno"
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  • "No Country for Old Men"
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  • "Sweeney Todd"
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  • "Gone Baby Gone"
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  • "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" Best Director

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  • Tim Burton - "Sweeney Todd"
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  • *Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - "No Country for Old Men"
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  • Sidney Lumet - "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
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  • Sean Penn - "Into the Wild"
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  • Julian Schnabel - "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
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  • Joe Wright - "Atonement" Best Writer

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  • *Diablo Cody - "Juno"
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  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - "No Country for Old Men"
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  • Tony Gilroy - "Michael Clayton"
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  • Nancy Oliver - "Lars and the Real Girl"
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  • Sean Penn - "Into the Wild"
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  • Aaron Sorkin - "Charlie Wilson's War" Best Young Actor

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  • Michael Cera - "Juno"
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  • Michael Cera - "Superbad"
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  • Freddie Highmore - "August Rush"
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  • *Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada - "The Kite Runner"
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  • Edward Sanders - "Sweeney Todd" Best Young Actress

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  • *Nikki Blonsky - "Hairspray"
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  • Dakota Blue Richards - "The Golden Compass"
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  • AnnaSophia Robb - "Bridge to Terabithia"
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  • Saoirse Ronan - "Atonement" Best Comedy Movie

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  • "Dan in Real Life"
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  • "Hairspray"
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  • *"Juno"
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  • "Knocked Up"
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  • "Superbad" Best Family Film

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  • "August Rush"
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  • *"Enchanted"
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  • "The Golden Compass"
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  • "Hairspray"
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  • "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Best Picture Made for Television

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  • "The Company"
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  • *"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
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  • "Tin Man"
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  • "The War" Best Song

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  • "Come So Far" - "Hairspray"
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  • "Do You Feel Me" - "American Gangster"
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  • *"Falling Slowly" - "Once"
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  • "Guaranteed" - "Into the Wild" "That's How You Know" - "Enchanted" Best Composer

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  • Marco Beltrami - "3:10 to Yuma"
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  • Alexandre Desplat - "Lust, Caution"
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  • Clint Eastwood - "Grace Is Gone"
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  • *Jonny Greenwood - "There Will Be Blood"
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  • Dario Marianelli - "Atonement"
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  • Alan Menken - "Enchanted" For a complete list and more information, visit bfca.org.

     

  • Elijah Kelley, Zach Efron, Amanda Bynes and Nikki Blonsky in "Hairspray."
    Elijah Kelley, Zach Efron, Amanda Bynes and Nikki Blonsky in "Hairspray." Photo by David James/New Line