"There Will Be Blood" managed to nail four awards from the 2007 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards on Sunday, December 9. By the President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Lael Loewenstein, the Paul Thomas Anderson's drama was announced as the Best Picture of the Year. It also landed prizes for Anderson for Best Director, Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor, and Jack Fisk for Best Production Design.
Under the category of Best Picture and Best Director, the Paramount Vantage's movie succeeded to outscore the runner-up, the Miramax Films' "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly " and its director, Julian Schnabel. While for the best actor, Lewis triumphed over Frank Langella in "Starting Out in the Evening"and for the Production Design, Fisk outdid the designer for "Sweeney Todd", Dante Ferretti.
Other than "There Will Be Blood", Christian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" also became another movie which won multiple awards. The Romanian movie honored as the Best Foreign Language Film and its supporting actor, Vlad Ivanov, snagged the Best Supporting Actor award.
In the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, Marion Cotillard for her performance in "La Vie en Rose" and Amy Ryan for "Gone Baby Gone" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" won the awards respectively. Meanwhile, "Ratatouille" and "Persepolis" were intie for the Best Animation honor.
Though the winners have been announced, the ceremony of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)'s 33rd annual achievement awards will be held later on January 12, 2008 at the InterContinental Los Angeles. It is also said that the ceremony will be dedicated for the memory of Robert Altman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Ousmane Sembene and Edward Yang. In the meantime, the complete list of the award winners can be seen in lafca.net.