SEFCA Hailed No Country Best Picture of 2007

SEFCA Hailed No Country Best Picture of 2007

On Monday, December 17, the Southeastern Film Critics Association announced their winners and among the winners, Coen brothers' 'No Country for Old Men' became the winners of four awards.

"No Country for Old Men" once more proved that it is one of Film Critics' 2007 favorite movies as it became huge awards winner. On Monday, December 17, the adventure drama movie has been announced by the Southeastern Film Critics Association to be the four kudos winner.

It took the number one spot in the category of Best Picture beating out another nine other top ten films, including the top five movies "There Will Be Blood", "Atonement", "Juno" and "Michael Clayton". Additionally, the top ten movie list was made by the panel of over 40 film journalists representing the Southeastern's print media of USA.

Aside from nailing the best picture, "No Country" brought home another award for Javier Bardem under the category of Best Supporting Actor, and awards for the Coen brothers for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Bardem's preformance outshone the runner-up Casey Affleck's in "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford", while Ethan and Joel Coen won over the helmer and the screenwriter of "Atonement", Joe Wright and Christopher Hampton respectively.

Meanwhile, the prize for Best Actor fell on the hands of Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood", and Best Actress award was given to the leading actress in "Away From Her", Julie Christie. On the same occasion, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" was chosen as the Best Foreign Language Film. Moreover, "Ratatouille" was named Best Animated Feature.

Aside from the conventional awards, SEFCA also honored movies that managed to capture the spirit of the South by giving a 'Wyatt Award'. This year, the prize went for Keri Russell's comedy romantic film "Waitress", while the runner-up position was given to "Black Snake Moan" starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake.

Here is the complete list of 2007 SEFCA Awards Winners:

Best Picture:

  1. "No Country for Old Men"
  2. "There Will Be Blood"
  3. "Atonement"
  4. "Juno"
  5. "Michael Clayton"
  6. "Zodiac"
  7. "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford"
  8. "Gone Baby Gone"
  9. "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
  10. "Into the Wild"
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"; Runner-up: George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"

Best Actress: Julie Christie, "Away From Her"; Runner-up: Ellen Page, "Juno"

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"; Runner-up: Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford"

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"; Runner-up: Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"

Best Director: Joel & Ethan Coen, "No Country For Old Men"; Runner-up: Joe Wright, "Atonement"

Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody, "Juno"; Runner-up: Tamara Jenkins, "The Savages"

Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen, "No Country For Old Men"; Runner-up: Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"

Best Foreign Language Film: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (France); Runner-up: "La Vie en Rose" (France)

Best Documentary: "No End in Sight"; Runner-up: "Sicko"

Best Animated Feature: "Ratatouille"; Runner-up: "The Simpsons Movie"

Wyatt Award: "Waitress"; Runner-up:"Black Snake Moan"



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