Once again "" walked away from 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards ceremony with multiple prizes. On Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the adapted drama about a killer who cuts a path of destruction across Texas was hailed as the 2007 Best Picture by the Broadcast Film Critics Association beating out other strong nominees, including "" and "".
Besides nailing the much wanted top honor, the Miramax Films' project also brought home kudos for its director, Ethan and Joel Coen, and its actor, . The three men received prizes of Best Director and Best Supporting Actor respectively. In winning the award, the Coen brothers outshone Tim Burton for "", for "Into the Wild" among others, while Bardem triumphed over four other nominees, including for "" and for "".