Once again, the Paul Thomas Anderson's film was hailed as Best Picture by film critics as 42nd KCFCC Loutzenhiser Awards announced its winners on January 6.
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:
- Best Film: "There Will Be Blood"
- The Robert Altman Award for Directing: Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood" and Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
- Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
- Best Actress: Marion Cotilliard, "La Vie en Rose"
- Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
- Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"
- Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody, "Juno"
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
- Best Animated Film: "Ratatouille"
- Best Foreign Language Film:"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
- Best Documentary: "In the Shadow of the Moon"
- The Vince Koehler Award for Outstanding Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: "Sweeney Todd"