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Are we altering the start days for the remaining 00 years? I know we usually have some change-up to make room for end-of-decade choices.

 

**Announcement**

2007 will start on Saturday if people could please wait until then.  2008 will start one day early a week Friday and 2009 probably 2 days early on a Thursday.  Then best of the decade for a couple of days and back to Saturday for 2010.  We've come a long way!

I think I will throw it open to 2017 for a few days before doing this decade's review but I have hardly seen any films from this year as yet.

i would like to recap our Best of the decade choices from the 1930's on up and then ask everyone to list their 12 favourite performances in each category from 1930 to present.  Number them 1 through 12 so I can then come up with a Strangelovian mathematical analysis afterward.  People's choices can be from any number of films.  You can choose acting performances from a single film or whatever.  Perhaps a number 2 performance could still make it into the top 12?  

And after that I am going to list a handful of performances that I have seen since starting this thread that would now make it into my top tens.

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Great quotes from 2005

 

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

 

 

 

Anyway, by now you may wonder how I wound up here. Or, maybe not. Maybe you wonder how silly putty picks **** up from comic books. The point is, I don't see another **** narrator, so pipe down.

 

 

Gay Perry: What are you doing?

Harry: I'm just trying to wrap up the movie, and leave the people a message.

Gay Perry: Oh. Well, I got a message for ya. Get your feet off my **** desk.

Harry: Sorry. I work for Perry now-

Gay Perry: [Covers Harry's mouth] And stop narrating. [to the audience] That's it, please stay for the end credits. If you're wondering who the best boy is, it's somebody's nephew. Um, don't forget to validate your parking, and to all you good people in the Midwest, sorry we said "****" so much. Say "Good night". [uncovers Harry's mouth]

Harry: Thanks, again.

Gay Perry: Now go. Vanish.

 

Great quotes from 2006

 

Casino Royale

 

 

[M comes home to find Bond waiting for her]

M: You've got a bloody cheek!

Bond: Sorry. I'll shoot the camera first next time.

M: Or yourself. You stormed into an embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relationships, and why? So you could kill a nobody. We wanted to question him, not to kill him! :[Angrily throws down a newspaper headlined MI6 KILLS UNARMED PRISONER onto a table in front of Bond] For God's sake! You're supposed to display some kind of judgment.

Bond: I did. I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing.

M: Exactly. One bomb maker. We're trying to figure out how an entire network of terrorist groups is financed and you give us one bomb maker. Hardly the big picture, wouldn't you say? The man isn't even a true believer; he's a gun for hire. And thanks to your overdeveloped trigger finger, we have no idea who hired him and why! And how the hell did you find out where I lived?!

Bond: Same way I found out your name. I thought "M" was a randomly assigned letter. I had no idea it stood for—

M: Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed.  

 

Bond: Vodka martini.

Bartender: Shaken or stirred?

Bond: Do I look like I give a damn?

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The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages) is a French drama in which the characters are more than what they seem. Catherine Frot seems a confident pianist, but she's inwardly insecure. The young Belgian Déborah François faithfully turns her pages, but she has unresolved issues. There's an ambiguous tension between these two women. You can feel the stress of performing classical music, where every small mistake can be heard.


 


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Red Road is a Scottish film by Andrea Arnold. Kate Dickie plays a video surveillance operator in Glasgow who recognizes someone from her past on the video images. She follows him and a game ensues of watching and being watched. Her character seems cold and unsympathetic at first, but gradually you learn that she's hiding memories of a painful past. The actors are natural and unadorned and speak with a Scottish accent. 


 


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Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 2007 …

IMO Javier Bardem was the co-leading actor in No Country For Old Men.  Oscar and many other awards had him in supporting which he easily won.  In the Leading vs. Supporting thread Skimpole has gone with the critics judging this to be a supporting role which is fine.  IMHO he wasn’t supporting anyone.  This is a true cat and mouse film divided between Brolin and Bardem and Bardem has many lengthy scenes separate from Brolin’s thread.  Having prepared these lists as a hobby over the years I have already come to these decisions right after watching the films as opposed to thinking back a dozen years or so.  But this is just fantasy football so to each his own.

Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt are co-leads in The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford.  Jesse James may be the dominant figure in the film but it is just as much Robert Ford’s story.  In fact he takes over the film.

Forest Whitaker is supporting in The Great Debaters.

I have Paul Dano in supporting in There Will Be Blood but I should see this one again.

Michael Cera is supporting in Juno.

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It’s now time for 2007.  We will be on 2007 for the next six days so plenty of time for everyone to respond.

 

Here are Oscar’s choices for 2007.  Winners in bold. 

 

Best Actor

 

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood*

George Clooney, Michael Clayton

Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valey of Elah

Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

 

Best Actress

 

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose*

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Julie Christie, Away From Her (06)

Laura Linney, The Savages

Ellen Page, Juno

 

Best Supporting Actor

 

Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men*

Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War

Hal Holbrook, Into the Wind

Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton*

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

Ruby Dee, American Gangster

Saoirse Ronan, Antonement

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

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Here are my choices of the 57 films I've seen from 2007 for…

 

Best Supporting Actress of 2007

 

1.  RUBY DEE (“Mama” Mahalee Lucas), American Gangster

2.  TILDA SWINTON (Karen Crowder), Michael Clayton

3.  HIAM ABBASS (Mouna Khalil), The Visitor

4.  MAJA OSTASZEWSKA (Anna, the Captain’s wife), Katyn

5.  MAJA KOMOROWSKA (Maria, the Captain’s mother), Katyn

 

6.  CATE BLANCHETT (Jude Quinn), I’m Not There

7.  KELLY MACDONALD (Carla Jean Moss), No Country For Old Men

8.  MARISA TOMEI (Gina Hanson), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

9.  DANUTA STENKA (Roza, the General’s wife), Katyn

10. JUMEE SMOLLETT (Samantha Brooke), The Great Debaters

 

and ...

 

ALLISON JANNEY (Bren MacGuff), Juno

AGNIESZKA GLINSKA (Irena, Lt. Piotr’s sister), Katyn

JENNIFER GARNER (Vanessa Loring), Juno

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Here are my choices of the 57 films I've seen from 2007 for…

 

Best Supporting Actor of 2007

 

1.  PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (Gust Avrakotos), Charlie Wilson’s War

2.  ALBERT FINNEY (Charles Hanson), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

3.  VINCENT CASSEL (Kirill), Eastern Promises

4.  TOM WILKINSON (Arthur Edens), Michael Clayton

5.  ARMIN MUELLER-STAHL (Semyon), Eastern Promises

 

6.  SAM ROCKWELL (Charley Ford), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

7.  MAX VON SYDOW (Papinou Bauby), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

8.  HOMAYOUN ERSHADI (‘the Agha Sahib’/“Baba”), The Kite Runner

9.  DEVID STRIESOW (Sturmbannfuhrer Friedrich Herzog), The Counterfeiters

10. FOREST WHITAKER (Dr. James Farmer, Sr.), The Great Debaters

 

and ...

 

J.K. SIMMONS (Mac MacGuff), Juno

PAUL DANO (Paul Sunday/Eli Sunday), There Will Be Blood

JOHN ORTIZ (Det. Javier J. Rivera), American Gangster

NATE PARKER (Henry Lowe), The Great Debaters

ANDRZEJ CHYRA (1st Lieutenant Jerzy Porucznik, 8th Uhlan Regiment), Katyn

MICHAEL CERA (Paulie Bleeker), Juno

JOSH BROLIN (Det. Nick Trupo), American Gangster

JOHN CARROLL LYNCH (Howard Glassman), Things We Lost In the Fire

DANNY HUSTON (Marlow), 30 Days of Night

PAUL SCHNEIDER (Dick Liddil), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

DALLAS ROBERTS (Grayson Butterfield), 3:10 to Yuma

MARK BOONE JUNIOR (Beau Brower), 30 Days of Night

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Not much from me for 2007. I didn’t see a lot; and I wasn’t particularly fond of what I did see. I’m not a fan of the Coen Brothers.

 

2007 Favorites

 
Best Actor
 
Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
 
Best Supporting Actor
 
Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood)
Homayoun Ershadi (The Kite Runner)
Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eastern Promises)
 
Best Juvenile
 
Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada (The Kite Runner)
 
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2007

 

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis  There Will Be Blood****

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

Viggo Mortensen  Eastern Promises

Brad Pitt  The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem  No Country for Old Men

Casey Affleck  Gone Baby Gone

Chris Cooper  Breach

Jake Gyllenhaal  Zodiac

Tommy Lee Jones  In the Valley of Elah

Philip Seymour Hoffman  Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Tadanobu Asano  Mongol

Russell Crowe  3:10 to Yuma

Richard Jenkins  The Visitor

Denzel Washington  American Gangster

Glen Hansard  Once

Colin Farrell  Cassandra's Dream

Don Cheadle  Talk to Me

 

BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard  La Vie En Rose****

Angelina Jolie  A Mighty Heart

Nicole Kidman  Margot at the Wedding

Ellen Page  Juno

Marketa Irglova  Once

Cate Blanchett  Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Keira Knightley  Atonement

Wei Tang  Lust, Caution

Loren Taylor  Eagle vs Shark

Molly Shannon  Year of the Dog

Laura Linney  The Savages

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Paul Dano  There Will Be Blood****

Vincent Cassel  Eastern Promises

Tom Wilkinson  Michael Clayton

Armin Mueller-Stahl  Eastern Promises

Ben Foster  30 Days of Night

Sam Rockwell  The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

JK Simmons  Juno

Hal Holbrook  Into the Wild

Cuba Gooding Jr.  American Gangster

Danny Huston  30 Days of Night

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Ryan  Gone Baby Gone****

Emma Stone  Superbad

Catherine Keener  Into the Wild

Kelly MacDonald  No Country for Old Men

Imelda Staunton  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Cate Blanchett  I'm Not There

Beatrice Dalle  Inside

Marisa Tomei  Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Kristen Stewart  Into the Wild

Frances Fisher  In the Valley of Elah

 

BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE

Saoirse Ronan  Atonement****

Jacob Kogan  Joshua

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Actor

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

James McAvoy/Atonement

Ryan Gosling/Lars and the Real Girl

Daniel Day-Lewis/There Will Be Blood

Casey Affleck/Gone Baby Gone

George Clooney/Michael Clayton

Simon Pegg/Hot Fuzz

Frank Langella/Starting Out in the Evening

Philip Seymour Hoffman/The Savages

Viggo Mortensen/Eastern Promises

Josh Brolin/No Country for Old Men

Glen Hansard/Once

Brad Pitt/The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Morgan Freeman/The Bucket List

Tom Hanks/Charlie Wilson's War

Jack Nicholson/The Bucket List

 

Actress

Keira Knightley/Atonement

Laura Linney/The Savages

Keri Russell/Waitress

Marketa Irglova/Once

Amy Adams/Enchanted

Nikki Blonsky/Hairspray

Ellen Page/Juno

 

Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem/No Country for Old Men

Tom Wilkinson/Michael Clayton

Philip Seymour Hoffman/Charlie Wilson's War

Paul Dano/There Will Be Blood

Phillip Bosco/The Savages

John Travolta/Hairspray

Tommy Lee Jones/No Country for Old Men

Andy Griffith/Waitress

J.K. Simmons/Juno

Robert Duvall/We Own the Night

 

Supporting Actress

Saoirse Ronan/Atonement

Romola Garai/Atonement

Vanessa Redgrave/Atonement

Amy Ryan/Gone Baby Gone

Emily Mortimer/Lars and the Real Girl

Tilda Swinton/Michael Clayton

Kelly MacDonald/No Country for Old Men

Queen Latifah/Hairspray

Jennifer Garner/Juno

Adrienne Shelley/Waitress

Allison Janney/Juno

Naomi Watts/Eastern Promises

Susan Sarandon/In the Valley of Elah

Lili Taylor/Starting Out in the Evening

 

Juvenile Performance

Saoirse Ronan/Atonement

Dillion Freasier/There Will Be Blood

 

Vocal Performance

Peter O'Toole/Ratatouille

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BEST ACTOR

 

1.) Daniel Day-Lewis -There Will Be Blood (best performance of the decade in any category)

2.) Philip Seymour Hoffman -Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

3.) Casey Affleck -The Assassination of

by the Coward

 

4.) Chris Cooper -Breach

5.) Brad Pitt -The Assassination of

by the Coward

 

6.) Tommy Lee Jones -In the Valley of Elah

7.) Richard Jenkins -The Visitor

8.) Matthieu Amalric -The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

9.) Alejandro Polanco -Chop Shop

10.) Viggo Mortensen -Eastern Promises

 

HM: Glen Hansard -Once, George Clooney -Michael Clayton & Ocean's Thirteen, Don Cheadle -Talk to Me, Elliott Ruiz -Battle for Haditha, , Emile Hirsch -Into the Wild, Joseph Gordon-Levitt -The Lookout, Josh Brolin -No Country for Old Men, Karl Markovics -The Counterfeiters, Cornelio Wall -Silent Light, John Cusack -1408, Casey Affleck -Gone Baby Gone, Woody Harrelson -The Walker, Michael Shannon -Shotgun Stories, Philip Seymour Hoffman -The Savages, Jonah Hill -Superbad, Russell Crowe -3:10 to Yuma, Denzel Washington -American Gangster, Sam Rockwell -Joshua & Snow Angels, Michael Douglas -King of California, Ben Kingsley -You Kill Me

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

 

1.) Anamaria Marinca -4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

2.) Marion Cotillard -La Vie en Rose

3.) Galina Vishnavskaya -Alexandra

4.) Miriam Toews -Silent Light

5.) Tang Wei -Lust, Caution

6.) Laura Linney -The Savages

7.) Ellen Page -Juno

8.) Angelina Jolie -A Mighty Heart

9.) Anna Farris -Smiley Face

10.) Marketa Irglova -Once

 

HM: Naomi Watts -Eastern Promises, Keira Knightley -Atonement, Ronit Elkabetz -The Band's Visit, Keri Russell -Waitress, Kate Beckinsale -Snow Angels

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

1.) Javier Bardem -No Country for Old Men

2.) Philip Seymour Hoffman -Charlie Wilson's War

3.) Ethan Hawke -Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

4.) Max Von Sydow -The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

5.) John Carroll Lynch -Zodiac

6.) Albert Finney -Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

7.) Armin Mueller-Stahl -Eastern Promises

8.) Vlad Ivanov -4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

9.) Tommy Lee Jones -No Country for Old Men

10.) Tom Wilkinson -Michael Clayton

 

HM: Hal Holbrook -Into the Wild, Mark Ruffalo -Zodiac, Jeff Daniels -The Lookout

Paul Dano -There Will Be Blood, Philip Bosco -The Savages, Albert Brooks -The Simpsons Movie, Michael Shannon -Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Kurt Russell -Grindhouse, Ben Foster -3:10 to Yuma, Peter O'Toole -Ratatouille, Heath Ledger -I'm Not There, Vincent Cassel -Eastern Promises, Brian Dierker -Into the Wild, Casey Affleck -Ocean's Thirteen, Hiroyuki Sanada -Sunshine, Kevin J. O'Connor -There Will Be Blood, Levon Helm -Shooter, Devid Striesow -The Counterfeiters, Crispin Glover -Beowulf, Alfred Molina -The Hoax, Robert Duvall -Lucky You, Haaz Sleiman -The Visitor, Travis Quentin Young -The Replacement Child

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

1.) Cate Blanchett -I'm Not There

2.) Hiam Abbas -The Visitor

3.) Marie Josee-Croze -The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

4.) Saorise Ronan -Atonement

5.) Tilda Swinton -Michael Clayton

6.) Amy Ryan -Gone Baby Gone

7.) Jennifer Garner -Juno

8.) Isamar Gonzalez -Chop Shop

9.) Marisa Tomei -Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

10.) Kelly Macdonald -No Country for Old Men

 

HM: Emmanuelle Seigner -The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Romola Garai -Atonement, Olivia Thirlby -Snow Angels, Maria Pankratz -Silent Light, Zoe Bell -Grindhouse, Anna Kendrick -Rocket Science, Laura Vasiliu -4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, Charlotte Gainsbourgh -I'm Not There, Vanessa Redgrave -Atonement, Ruby Dee -American Gangster, Isla Fisher -The Lookout, Susan Sarandon -In the Valley of Elah, Ellen Barkin -Ocean's 13, Meryl Streep -Rendition, Sylvie Testud -La Vie en Rose, Martha MacIsaac -Superbad

 

 

JUVENILE

 

1.) Saoirse Ronan -Atonement

2.) Alejandro Polanco -Chop Shop

3.) Isamar Gonzalez -Chop Shop

4.) Jeff Rutagengwa -Munyurangabo

5.) Dillon Freasier -There Will Be Blood

6.) Eric Ndorunkundiye -Munyurangabo

7.) Jacob Kogan -Joshua

8.) Kristen Stewart -Into the Wild

9.) Logan Lerman -3:10 to Yuma

10.) Austin Williams -Michael Clayton

 

HM: Jasmine Jessica Anthony -1408, Nathan Gamble -The Mist

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Actor 

 

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

2006 movie nominated in 2007 Gordon Pinsent, Away from Her

George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Viggo Mortenson, Eastern Promises
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Substitute for Pinsent

Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild

Runner-ups:  Jake Gyllenhaal (Zodiac), Gabe Nevins (Paranoid Park), Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac), Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Kurt Russell (Death Proof), Brad Pitt (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Andy Gillet (The Romance of Astrea and Celdadon), Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (Lust, Caution), Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men), Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters), Simon Iteanu (Flight of the Red Balloon), Owen Wilson (The Darjeeling Limited), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Glen Hansard (Once)

Actress

Anamaria Manica, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Vasiliu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
2006 movie nominated in 2007, Julie Christie, Away From Her
Juliette Binoche, Flight of the Red Balloon

Substitute for Christie


Chiara Mastroianni, Persepolis

Runner-ups:  Stephanie Crayencour (The Romance of Astrea and Celadon), Naomi Watts (Eastern Promises), Marketa Irglova (Once), Ellen Page (Juno), Galina Vishnevskaya (Alexandra), Nicole Kidman (Margot at the Wedding), Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart),


Supporting Actor

Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Robert Downey Jr., Zodiac
Albert Finney, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Runner-ups:  Adrian Brody (The Darjeeling Limited), Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men), John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eastern Promises), Woody Harrelson (No Country for Old Men), Vincent Cassel (Eastern Promises), Peter O'Toole (Ratatouille), Kevin J. O'Connor (There Will be Blood), Ethan Hawke (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead), Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild), Jack Black (Margot at the Wedding), Simon Abkarian (Persepolis), Jason Bateman (Juno), Richard Gere (I'm Not There), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War)

Supporting Actress

Gabrielle Lopes, Persepolis*
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
2006 Movie Nominated in 2007 Olympia Dukakis, Away From Her
Danielle Darrieux, Persepolis

Substitute for Dukakis


Marisa Tomei, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Runner-ups:  Vanessa Ferlito (Death Proof), Ann Savage (My Winnipeg), Natalie Portman (The Darjeeling Limited), Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Fang Song (Flight of the Red Balloon), Sylvie Testud (La Vie En Rose), Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men), Jennifer Garner (Juno), Janeane Garofolo (Ratatouille), Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement), Ruby Dee (American Gangster), Catherine Deneuve (Persepolis)

*Juvenile Performance of the Year

Not seen:  In the Valley of Elah, Elizabeth:  the Golden Age, The Savages, Gone Baby Gone

 

------How odd it is that the Academy gives Tilda Swinton an oscar before I do.

 

------There's a rather striking theme of murder, political tyranny and dying in general this year.  Also, not a bad year for supporting actress.

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The New York Film Critics Circle Awards for 2007 were …

 

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood*

Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

 

Best Actress

Julie Christie, Away From Her* (06) 

Ellen Page, Juno 

 

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men*

 

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone*

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

 

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ACTOR

1. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai - Lust, Caution
2. Habib Boufares - The Secret of the Grain
3. Lluís Homar - Fermat's Room

4. Adam Goldberg - 2 Days in Paris

5. Vallo Kirs - The Class
6. Jack Black - Margot at the Wedding
7. Woody Harrelson - Battle in Seattle
8. Morgan Freeman - The Bucket List
9. Soren Pilmark - How to Get Rid of the Others
10. Al Pacino - 88 Minutes

ACTRESS

1. Tang Wei - Lust, Caution
2. Kierston Wareing - It's a Free World...

3. Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
4. Keira Knightley - Atonement 

5. Hafsia Herzi - The Secret of the Grain

6. Julie Delpy - 2 Days in Paris

7. Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity
8. Ewelina Walendziak - Tricks
9. Sandra Bullock - Premonition
10. Pauline Acquart - Water Lilies
 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

1. Federico Luppi - Fermat's Room
2. Gérard Depardieu - La Vie en Rose
3. Ian Richardson - Becoming Jane
4. Benedict Cumberbatch - Atonement
5. Timothy Spall - Enchanted
6. Armin Mueller-Stahl - Eastern Promises

7. Channing Tatum - Battle in Seattle

8. David Duchovny - Things We Lost in the Fire

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Saoirse Ronan - Atonement 

2. Adèle Haenel - Water Lilies

3. Evan Rachel Wood - The Life Before Her Eyes

4. Hanna Schygulla - The Edge of Heaven
5. Rose McGowan - Death Proof
6. Alicia Keys - The Nanny Diaries
7. Joan Chen - Lust, Caution
8. Sylvie Testud - La Vie en Rose

JUVENILE:
1. Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
2. Damian Ul - Tricks
3. Nicholas Art - The Nanny Diaries
 
BEST EXTRA: Nazanin Boniadi - Charlie Wilson's War
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: Battle in Seattle
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Alexandre Desplat - Lust, Caution
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Le Festin (Camille in Ratatouille)
BEST NON-ORIGINAL SONG: You Can't Stop the Beat (Hairspray)
BEST QUOTE: "Be tough on your issues, but be gentle on my town." (Battle in Seattle)
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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for 2007 were …

 

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood*

Frank Langella, Starting Out In the Evening

 

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose*

Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days

 

Best Supporting Actor

Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days*

Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild

 

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead*

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

 

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Here are my choices of the 57 films I've seen from 2007 for…

 

Best Actress of 2007

 

1.  MARION COTILLARD (Edith Piaf), La Vie en Rose

2.  ELLEN PAGE (Juno “Junebug” MacGuff), Juno

3.  LAURA LINNEY (Wendy Savage), The Savages

4.  HALLE BERRY (Audrey Burke), Things We Lost In the Fire

5.  JENNIFER JASON LEIGH (Pauline), Margot at the Wedding

 

6.  ANGELINA JOLIE (Mariane Pearl), A Mighty Heart

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Here are my choices of the 57 films I've seen from 2007 for…

 

Best Actor of 2007

 

1.  DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Daniel Plainview), There Will Be Blood

2.  PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (Andrew “Andy” Hanson), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

3.  JAVIER BARDEM (Anton Chigurh), No Country For Old Men

4.  ETHAN HAWKE (Henry “Hank” Hanson), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

5.  CASEY AFFLECK (Robert Ford), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

 

6.  VIGGO MORTENSEN (Nikolai Luzhin), Eastern Promises

7.  RICHARD JENKINS (Walter Vale), The Visitor

8.  BRAD PITT (Jesse Woodson James/”J.D. Howard”), The Assassination of Jesse James by the                           Coward Robert Ford

9.  PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (Jon Savage), The Savages

10. ELLIOT RUIZ (Cpl. Ramirez), Battle For Haditha

 

and ..

 

TOM HANKS (Rep. Charlie Wilson), Charlie Wilson’s War

DENZEL WASHINGTON (Frank Lucas), American Gangster

TOMMY LEE JONES (Hank Deerfield), In the Valley of Elah

WILL SMITH (Colonel Robert Neville), I am Legend

BENICIO DEL TORO (Jerry Sunborne), Things We Lost In the Fire

CHRIS COOPER (Robert Hanssen), Breach

GEORGE CLOONEY (Michael Raymond Clayton), Michael Clayton

SAM RILEY (Ian Curtis), Control

CESAR TRONCOSO (Beto), El Bano Del Papa

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The Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for 2007 were…

 

Best Actor

Frank Langella, Starting Out In the Evening*

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

 

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose*

Julie Christie, Away From Her (06)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men*

Ben Foster, Alpha Dog (06) and 3:10 to Yuma

 

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone*

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

 

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The Toronto Film Critics Association Awards for 2007 were …

 

Best Actor

Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises*

Gordon Pinsent, Away From Her (06)

George Clooney. Michael Clayton

 

Best Actresses

Julie Christie, Away From Her* (06)

Ellen Page, Juno*

Laura Dern, Inland Empire (06)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men*

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

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There*

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

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Here are my choices of the 57 films I've seen from 2007 for…

 

Best Actor of 2007

 

1.  DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Daniel Plainview), There Will Be Blood

2.  PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (Andrew “Andy” Hanson), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

3.  JAVIER BARDEM (Anton Chigurh), No Country For Old Men

4.  ETHAN HAWKE (Henry “Hank” Hanson), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

5.  CASEY AFFLECK (Robert Ford), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

 

6.  VIGGO MORTENSEN (Nikolai Luzhin), Eastern Promises

7.  RICHARD JENKINS (Walter Vale), The Visitor

8.  BRAD PITT (Jesse Woodson James/”J.D. Howard”), The Assassination of Jesse James by the                           Coward Robert Ford

9.  PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (Jon Savage), The Savages

10. ELLIOT RUIZ (Cpl. Ramirez), Battle For Haditha

 

and ..

 

TOM HANKS (Rep. Charlie Wilson), Charlie Wilson’s War

DENZEL WASHINGTON (Frank Lucas), American Gangster

TOMMY LEE JONES (Hank Deerfield), In the Valley of Elah

WILL SMITH (Colonel Robert Neville), I am Legend

BENICIO DEL TORO (Jerry Sunborne), Things We Lost In the Fire

CHRIS COOPER (Robert Hanssen), Breach

GEORGE CLOONEY (Michael Raymond Clayton), Michael Clayton

SAM RILEY (Ian Curtis), Control

CESAR TRONCOSO (Beto), El Bano Del Papa

 

I love seeing Elliot Ruiz get recognized. I don't think he'd acted before or since really and the movie was relatively obscure and modestly received with seemingly no one singling him out, but he's excellent in it. Just barely missed my top 10 list.

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I love seeing Elliot Ruiz get recognized. I don't think he'd acted before or since really and the movie was relatively obscure and modestly received with seemingly no one singling him out, but he's excellent in it. Just barely missed my top 10 list.

 

There is a good interview with Ruiz in the Battle For Haditha dvd extras.  That combat leg wound scar was real.  Good actor.

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Here are the films from 2006 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 

 

Curious George with Dick Van Dyke

Flushed Away with Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet

Invincible with Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear and Elizabeth Banks

Monster House with Steve Buscemi

The Nativity Story with Oscar Isaac, Eriq Ebouaney and Keisha Castle-Hughes

We are Marshall with Matthew McConaughey

 

Curious George is a harmless enough kids film based on the H.A. and Margaret Rey children's book series of the same name starring the mischievous monkey of the title. I nominated Dick van Dyke as the kindly boss of The Man in the Yellow Hat (voiced by Will Ferrell). He's not enough to elevate the film above its status as a film for younger children, but he just has a charm about him that radiates in even the smallest part. The song Upside Down, written by singer-songwriter Jack Johnson for the film's soundtrack, is a nice addition. Overall it does a nice job of introducing the character to a new generation of children, although don't expect anything ground-breaking.

 

Flushed Away is a co-production of DreamWorks and Aardman Animation. Aardman do a great job of capturing the essence of British humor in the form of animated films, and this movie is just one example of that. Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet are perfect as a posh mouse named Roddy St. James and a rat named Rita respectively. The two team up together to take on a villainous amphibian criminal named The Toad (voiced by Ian McKellen) who plans to wipe out the population of rodents living in the London sewers. Flushed Away is smart and funny, and the voice cast is filled with great performances that match the frenetic nature of the animation. I recommend this movie wholeheartedly.

 

Invincible tells the real story of Vince Papale, a Philadelphia Eagles super fan who, despite his short stature, was given a chance to play for his hometown team. Wahlberg is good as the Rudy-like Papale and he gives a little more weight and believability to an otherwise by the numbers sports biopic. I also enjoyed the 70's film soundtrack, particularly the inclusion of Jim Croce's I Got a Name.

 

Monster House is a rather odd animated picture that seems to have precipitated the stream of later animated films filled with scary images such as Coraline and ParaNorman. Buscemi is decent as a man whose wife's ghost haunts a creepy, abandoned house that sits across the street from the house of a young boy named D.J. Walters (voiced by Mitchel Musso). Together with his two friends, D.J. attempts to rid his neighborhood of the paranormal activity.

 

The Nativity Story is my personal favorite of these six and I feel that the film is grossly overlooked. In the movie, which tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, a pre-Star Wars Oscar Isaac and a post-Whale Rider Keisha Castle-Hughes play Joseph and Mary. Blessed with the news that she is pregnant with the Messiah, Mary and Joseph make their famous trek to Bethlehem. What I like about this version is the Wise Men, particularly Eriq Ebouaney as Balthazar. The actors make the kings very likeable and you almost feel like you know them more by the end of the movie. Isaac is a good strong supporting presence as Joseph, while Hughes gives another wonderful, but unsung performance as Mary. Recommended even for non-Christians or those who have no religious affiliation, although there is no way of really separating the Christian element from the movie.

 

We Are Marshall is similar to Invincible in that both are relatively routine sports biopics released in the same year and both deal with football. Marshall’s lead is Matthew McConaughey and he is good in the role of Marshall football coach Jack Lengyel hired after the original team died in a plane crash. Lengyel is forced to rebuild the college’s squad from scratch with the aide of his assistant coach William “Red” Dawson (Matthew Fox) and defensive back Nate Ruffin (Anthony Mackie). I find this to be a touching film, but be warned that there are more than a few of those clichés that make this movie and similar films such as Invincible so easy to skip. Recommended. I also enjoy the music in this film.

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Curious George is a harmless enough kids film based on the H.A. and Margaret Rey children's book series of the same name starring the mischievous monkey of the title. I nominated Dick van Dyke as the kindly boss of The Man in the Yellow Hat (voiced by Will Ferrell). He's not enough to elevate the film above its status as a film for younger children, but he just has a charm about him that radiates in even the smallest part. The song Upside Down, written by singer-songwriter Jack Johnson for the film's soundtrack, is a nice addition. Overall it does a nice job of introducing the character to a new generation of children, although don't expect anything ground-breaking.

 

Speaking of Dick Van Dyke.  Here is a bit of nice news ...

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Dick Van Dyke To Be Honored at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards

  • 20 July 2017 

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"I appreciate this opportunity to apologize to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema” said Van Dyke.

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2007

Best Picture

American Gangster

Charlie Wilson’s War

Eastern Promises

Michael Clayton

No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Waitress

Zodiac

 

Best Director

David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises

Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

David Fincher, Zodiac

Ridley Scott, American Gangster

Edgar Wright, Hot Fuzz

 

Best Actor

Javier Bardem (Anthon Chigurh), No Country for Old Men*

Daniel Day-Lewis (Daniel Plainview), There Will Be Blood

Brad Pitt (Jesse James), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford*

Sam Riley (Ian Curtis), Control*

Denzel Washington (Frank Lucas), American Gangster*

 

Casey Affleck (Robert Ford), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Christian Bale (Dan Evans), 3:10 to Yuma

Josh Brolin (Llewelyn Moss), No Country for Old Men

Jake Gyllenhaal (Robert Graysmith), Zodiac

Tom Hanks (Charles “Charlie” Wilson), Charlie Wilson’s War

Emile Hirsch (Chris McCandless), Into the Wild

Tommy Lee Jones (Hank Deerfield), In the Valley of Elah

James McAvoy (Brian Jackson), Starter for 10

Viggo Mortensen (Nikolai Luzhin), Eastern Promises

Simon Pegg (Sgt. Nicholas “Nick” Angel), Hot Fuzz

Mark Ruffalo (SFPD Inspector David Toschi), Zodiac

 

Best Actress

Amy Adams (Gisele), Enchanted*

Marion Cotillard (Edith Piaf) in La Vie en Rose

Keira Knightley (Cecilia Tallis), Atonement

Keri Russell (Jenna Hunterson), Waitress*

Naomi Watts (Anna Ivanova Khitrova), Eastern Promises*

 

Helena Bonham Carter (Mrs. Nellie Lovett), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Rebecca Hall (Rebecca Epstein), Starter for 10

Michelle Monaghan (Angie Gennaro), Gone Baby Gone

Julia Roberts (Joanne Herring), Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano (Paul and Eli Sunday), There Will Be Blood*

Robert Downey Jr. (Paul Avery), Zodiac

Nick Frost (P.C. Danny Butterman), Hot Fuzz*

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Gust Avrakotos), Charlie Wilson’s War*

Tom Wilkinson (Arthur Edens), Michael Clayton*

 

James Corden (Tone), Starter for 10

Brian Cox (Melvin Belli), Zodiac

Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Watts), Starter for 10

Chiwetel Ejiofor (Huey Lucas), American Gangster

Morgan Freeman (Captain Jack Doyle), Gone Baby Gone

Tommy Lee Jones (Sheriff Ed Tom Bell), No Country for Old Men

Elijah Kelley (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Hairspray

Donal Logue (Captain Ken Narlow), Zodiac

James Marsden (Prince Edward), Enchanted

Alan Rickman (Judge Turpin), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Timothy Spall (Nathaniel), Enchanted

Clarence Williams Jr. (Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson), American Gangster

 

Best Supporting Actress

Ruby Dee (Mahalee Lucas), American Gangster*

Kelly Macdonald (Carla Jean Moss), No Country for Old Men*

Amy Ryan (Helene McCready), Gone Baby Gone

Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*

Tilda Swinton (Karen Crowder), Michael Clayton*

 

Amy Adams (Bonnie Bach), Charlie Wilson’s War

Queen Latifah (Maybelle “Motormouth” Stubbs), Hairspray

 

Best Juvenile Performnce

Rachel Covey (Morgan Philip), Enchanted

 

Best Vocal Performance

Catherine Deneuve as Mother in Persepolis

Brad Garrett as Chef Auguste Gusteau in Ratatouille

Chiara Mastroianni as Marjane in Persepolis

 

Best Original Song

Happy Working Song by Amy Adams from Enchanted

Le Festin by Camille from Ratatouille

 

Best Adapted Song

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Marion Cotillard (originally sung by Edith Piaf) from La Vie en Rose

 

​Best Performance by an Animated Chipmunk (when compared to the competition)

​Pip (voiced by Jeff Bennett/Kevin Lima) in Enchanted

 

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Hey Bogie56! I noticed that we both have the same Best Actor and Best Actress picks, yet my selections for Best Supporting Actor/Actress are nowhere to be found on your lists. Your picks for both categories are on my lists. Weird!

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The National Board of Review Awards for 2007 were…

 

Best Actor

George Clooney, Michael Clayton*

 

Best Actress

Julie Christie, Away From Her* (06)

 

Best Supporting Actor

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

 

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone*

 

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The National Society of Film Critics Awards for 2007 were …

 

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood*

Frank Langella, Starting Out In the Evening

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages and Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead

 

Best Actress

Julie Christie, Away From Her* (06)

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

 

Best Supporting Actor

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

Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There*

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone and Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead

Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

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