Though the winners of 42nd Annual Loutzenhiser Awards are more varied than the other film critics awards, there is no doubt about the supremacy of "There Will Be Blood" as it was once more hailed as the Best Film by Kansas City Film Critics Circle. On the winners announcement made on Sunday, January 6, 2008, the drama film received 3 awards, including the Best Film prize.
The other two awards were given to its helmer, Paul Thomas Anderson, and its actor, Daniel Day-Lewis. Lewis walked away with Best Actor title, while Anderson brought home The Robert Altman Award for Directing. Unfortunate for Anderson, he had to share the honor with the director of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" since they were in tie position.
Meanwhile, the other critics' favorite "No Country for Old Men" nailed double awards at the event. Javier Bardem, the star of "No Country", took the Best Supporting Actor prize and the Coen brothers won Best Adapted Screenplay for their directed-film.
Further, the Best Actress awards went to the "Big Fish" actress, Marion Cotilliard, for her performance in "La Vie en Rose", while Tilda Swinton garnered Best Supporting Actress award for "Michael Clayton". Under the animation category, the rat tale "Ratatouille" managed to get the Best Animated Film.
The complete list of 42nd Annual KCFCC's Loutzenhiser Awards: