Friday, February 15, 2008

The PiO Film Awards

In honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, I have put together my own film awards for 2007. As is only fair, I have included only nominees from films that I have seen, so please pardon any oversights. I did not put any restrictions on myself as to the number of nominees in each category. Sadly, as is usually the case, the number of deserving female nominees is significantly outweighed by the male nominees. 2007 was one of the best years for film in recent memory, although the number of great male-dominated movies has led me to dub 2007 "The Year of Testosterone."

Best Picture (Drama)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Gone Baby Gone

No Country for Old Men

*There Will Be Blood

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical/Animation)


Knocked Up



Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone)

George Clooney (Michael Clayton)

*Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Lookout)

Ryan Gosling (Lars and the Real Girl)

Viggo Mortenson (Eastern Promises)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Julie Christie (Away From Her)

*Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)

Ellen Page (Juno)

Keri Russell (Waitress)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

*Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)

Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood)

Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her)

Paul Rudd (Knocked Up)

Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

*Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)

Adrienne Shelly (Waitress)

Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)

Best Director (Drama)

*Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
*Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)

Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)

Best Director (Comedy/Musical/Animation)

Brad Bird (Ratatouille)

*Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd)


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