Jesse James Wins SF Critics Over; Into the Wild Leads Critics Choice Noms

Lots of love for Into the Wild.

by | December 12, 2007 | Comments

Just when we thought we’d seen all the year-end kudos we can handle, along come the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards — and the Critics Choice Awards nominations — to prove us wrong.

Nominees for the Critics Choice Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with Into the Wild leading the pack at seven nominations, including picture, director, writer, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, and best song. Close behind, with six nominations, is Juno; Atonement, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray each earned five. A partial list of nominations appears below:

PICTURE
American Gangster
Atonement
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
Juno
The Kite Runner
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd
There Will Be Blood

ACTOR
George ClooneyMichael Clayton
Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood
Johnny DeppSweeney Todd
Ryan GoslingLars and the Real Girl

Emile HirschInto the Wild
Viggo MortensenEastern Promises

ACTRESS
Amy AdamsEnchanted
Cate BlanchettElizabeth: The Golden Age

Julie ChristieAway From Her
Marion CotillardLa Vie en Rose
Angelina JolieA Mighty Heart
Ellen PageJuno

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey AffleckThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier BardemNo Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour HoffmanCharlie Wilson’s War

Hal HolbrookInto the Wild
Tom WilkinsonMichael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett — I’m Not There

Catherine KeenerInto the Wild
Vanessa RedgraveAtonement
Amy RyanGone Baby Gone
Tilda SwintonMichael Clayton

ACTING ENSEMBLE
Hairspray
Juno
No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd
Gone Baby Gone
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

DIRECTOR
Tim BurtonSweeney Todd

Joel Coen and Ethan CoenNo Country for Old Men
Sidney LumetBefore the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Sean PennInto the Wild
Julian SchnabelThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Joe WrightAtonement

WRITER
Diablo CodyJuno
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen — No Country for Old Men
Tony GilroyMichael Clayton
Nancy OliverLars and the Real Girl

Sean Penn — Into the Wild
Aaron SorkinCharlie Wilson’s War

ANIMATED FEATURE
Bee Movie
Beowulf
Persepolis
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle has announced its 2007 favorites. Check ’em out:

Best Picture
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Director
Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men

Best Original Screenplay
The Savages

Best Adapted Screenplay

Away from Her

Best Actor
George Clooney for Michael Clayton

Best Actress
Julie Christie for Away from Her

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone

Best Foreign Language Film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Documentary
No End in Sight

Source: Variety (Critics Choice Nominees)
Source: San Francisco Film Critics Circle

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