"No Country for Old Men" was once again hailed as the best as the gritty crime drama was named the Best Film of the Year at the 28th London Critics' Circle Film Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday, February 8, 2008. Still though winning the best film prize, the movie didn't manage to present its helmer with best director kudo, which fell to the hands of Paul Thomas Anderson, the director of "There Will Be Blood".
At the event, Daniel Day-Lewis of "There Will Be Blood" and Marion Cotillard of "La Vie en Rose" brought home best actor and actress awards respectively. Supporting actor was picked up by Tom Wilkinson for his performance in "Michael Clayton", whereas the best supporting actress prize had to be shared by Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Macdonald.
In the categories exclusive for British film and performances, Ian Curtis' biopic "Control" took the lead as it was crowned Attenborough Film of Year and its star Sam Riley and director Anton Corbijn nailed breakthrough performance and filmmaking awards each. The British director award was given to Paul Greengrass for "The Bourne Ultimatum". Further, "Atonement" star James McAvoy got British Actor of the Year prize and "Away From Her" performer Julie Christie received British Actress of the Year.
"The Lives of Other" took the Best Foreign Language Film and helped its writer/director Florian Henckel Von Donnersmark to won the prize of best screenplay. At the event, actress Julie Walters was presented with a special kudo, the Dilys Powell award, for her outstanding contribution in cinema.