Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2007

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1st Houston Film Critics Society Awards
DateJanuary 3, 2008 (2008-01-03)
LocationHouston, Texas
CountryUnited States
Presented byHouston Film Critics Society
Websitehoustonfilmcritics.com/awards

The 1st Houston Film Critics Society Awards were announced on January 3, 2008. The awards are presented annually by the Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) based in Houston, Texas.[1][2][3] In addition to the category awards, the HFCS named filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen as "honorary Texans" for their work on No Country for Old Men.[4] This is the only year to date that the HFCS has presented an award in the "Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast" category.

Top 10 Films[edit]

  1. No Country for Old Men
  2. Juno
  3. Atonement
  4. Michael Clayton
  5. Into the Wild
  6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  7. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)
  8. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  9. Charlie Wilson's War
  10. I'm Not There

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface

Best Picture Best Foreign Language Film
No Country for Old Men

Atonement

Juno

Into the Wild

Michael Clayton

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)France/United States

La Vie en rose • France

Lust, Caution • China

Persepolis • France

The Kite RunnerAfghanistan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood

Casey Affleck - Gone Baby Gone

George Clooney - Michael Clayton

Emile Hirsch - Into the Wild

Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

Julie Christie - Away from Her

Amy Adams - Enchanted

Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose

Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart

Laura Linney - The Savages

Ellen Page - Juno

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men

Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War

Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone

Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There

Catherine Keener - Into the Wild

Kelly Macdonald - No Country for Old Men

Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Best Direction of a Motion Picture Best Cinematography
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men

Sidney Lumet - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Sean Penn - Into the Wild

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - Roger Deakins

Atonement - Seamus McGarvey

Into the Wild - Éric Gautier

No Country for Old Men - Roger Deakins

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Dariusz Wolski

Best Animated Feature Film Best Documentary Film
Ratatouille

Bee Movie

Beowulf

Persepolis

The Simpsons Movie

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

In the Shadow of the Moon

Lake of Fire

No End in Sight

Sicko

War Dance

Best Original Score Best Original Song
Atonement - Dario Marianelli

3:10 to Yuma - Marco Beltrami

Into the Wild - Michael Brook, Kaki King & Eddie Vedder

Lust, Caution - Alexandre Desplat

Once - Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

There Will Be Blood - Jonny Greenwood

"Falling Slowly" - Once

"Baby Don't You Cry" - Waitress

"Happy Working Song" - Enchanted

"If You Want Me" - Once

"Pop! Goes My Heart" - Music and Lyrics

"Walk Hard" - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best Screenplay Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Juno - Diablo Cody

Atonement - Christopher Hampton

No Country for Old Men - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

The Savages - Tamara Jenkins

Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy

Hairspray

3:10 to Yuma

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Into the Wild

Michael Clayton

No Country for Old Men

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Houston Critics Select No Country for Old Men". ComingSoon.net. 4 January 2008. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  2. ^ "2007 Official Awards Ballot with Winner in bold" (PDF). Houston Film Critics Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ "HFCS Top Films of 2007". Free Press Houston. January 3, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Trophy Case: Houston Has No Problem With Coens, Cody". St. Paul Pioneer Press. January 5, 2008. p. A7. Retrieved December 15, 2010.

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