Blanchett, Coen, Reilly and "Sweeney Todd" Among Las Vegas Film Critics Award Winners

News   Blanchett, Coen, Reilly and "Sweeney Todd" Among Las Vegas Film Critics Award Winners
"Sweeney Todd" costume designer Colleen Atwood and the film's young star, Edward Sanders, picked up honors from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society. Cate Blanchett, Ethan Coen and John C. Reilly also earned "Sierra" awards.

The awards are presented annually "for the best in film, including The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award," according to an announcement.

Coen (Almost an Evening) earned the Best Director award with brother Joel for their film "No Country for Old Men" — which also took the prizes for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem).

Blanchett (Hedda Gabler) earned the Best Supporting Actress award for her work as Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There." The big acting prizes went to Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood") as Best Actor and Ellen Page ("Juno") for Best Actress.

The Youth in Film Award (Male) honor went to Sanders for his portrayal of Toby in Tim Burton's movie musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." The new film based on the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical also earned Colleen Atwood a win in the Best Costume Design category. The film itself was among the LVFCS Top Ten Films for 2007.

The top 10 include:
"No Country for Old Men"
"Sweeney Todd"
"3:10 to Yuma"
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
"Into the Wild"
"Eastern Promises"
"The Lookout"
"Sunshine" Tony Award-nominated actor John C. Reilly (True West) — along with co-writers Marshall Crenshaw, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan — earned the Best Song award for the title song to the film "Walk Hard" — which Reilly performs.

For a full list of Sierra Award winners, visit the Las Vegas Film Critics Society website at

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