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2007: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. No Country for Old Men (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
  2. There Will Be Blood (dir: Paul Thomas Anderson)
  3.  Zodiac (dir: David Fincher)
  4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (dir: Andrew Dominik)
  5. Superbad (dir: Greg Mottola)
  6. Offside (dir: Jafar Panahi)
  7. Southland Tales (dir: Richard Kelly)
  8. Red Road (dir: Andrea Arnold)
  9. Eastern Promises (dir: David Cronenberg)
  10. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (dir: Sidney Lumet)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (dir: Cristian Mungiu), Bug (dir: William Friedkin), Black Book (dir: Paul Verhoeven), Control (dir: Anton Corbjin), Curse of the Golden Flower (dir: Zhang Yimou), Death Proof (dir: Quentin Tarantino), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (dir: Julian Schnabel), Shotgun Stories (dir: Jeff Nichols)

Best Film of the Year: No Country for Old Men
Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

US Distributor: Miramax

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen on the set of No Country for Old Men

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen on the set of No Country for Old Men

Best Director:
1. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
2. Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
3. David Fincher, Zodiac
4. Richard Kelly, Southland Tales
5. Andrew Dominik, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


Daniel Day-Lewis and Dillon Freasier in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis and Dillon Freasier in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood

Best Actor:
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

2. Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. Jonah Hill, Superbad
4. Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
5. Brad Pitt, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon in William Friedkin's Bug

Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon in William Friedkin's Bug

Best Actress:
1. Ashley Judd, Bug
2. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
3. Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
4. Gong Li, Curse of the Golden Flower
5. Kate Dickie, Red Road


Tommy Lee Jones and Garrett Dillahunt in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men

Tommy Lee Jones and Garrett Dillahunt in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men


Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney in Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney in Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Marisa Tomei, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

2. Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
3. Marley Shelton, Planet Terror

4. Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
5. Samantha Morton, Control


Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Bill Hader in Greg Mottola's Superbad

Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Bill Hader in Greg Mottola's Superbad

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Superbad – Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days – Cristian Mungiu
3. Offside — Jafar Panahi and Shadmehr Rastin
4. Southland Tales — Richard Kelly

5. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead — Kelly Masterson


Brad Pitt in Andrew Domink's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Brad Pitt in Andrew Domink's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Andrew Dominik
2. Bug – Tracy Letts
3. There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson
4. 
No Country for Old Men – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
5. Zodiac – James Vanderbilt


Jake Gyllenhaal and Chloe Sevigny in David Fincher's Zodiac

Jake Gyllenhaal and Chloe Sevigny in David Fincher's Zodiac

Best Cinematography:
1. Zodiac – Harris Savides and Claudio Miranda
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Roger Deakins
3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Janusz Kaminski

4. There Will Be Blood – Robert Elswit
5. No Country for Old Men — Roger Deakins


Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood

Best Original Score:
1. There Will Be Blood – Jonny Greenwood
2. Southland Tales — Moby
3. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
4. Black Book – Anne Dudley
5. Eastern Promises – Howard Shore


Josh Brolin in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men

Josh Brolin in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men

Best Film Editing:
1. No Country for Old Men – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

2. Eastern Promises – Ronald Sanders
3. Hot Fuzz — Chris Dickens
4. Death Proof — Sally Menke

5. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead – Tom Swartwout


Paul Dano and Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood

Paul Dano and Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood

Best Production Design:
1. There Will Be Blood – Jack Fisk and Jim Erickson
2. Curse of the Golden Flower – Tiangxia Huo
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
4. Stardust — Gavin Bocquet and Peter Young
5. Black Book – Wilbert Van Dorp


Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Costume Design:
1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street — Colleen Atwood

2. Stardust — Sammy Shelton
3. Curse of the Golden Flower — Chung Man Yee
4. Atonement — Jacuqeline Durran
5. There Will Be Blood — Mark Bridges


Best Documentary Feature: Frank Anderson and Barry Poltermann, The Life of Reilly


Best Ensemble Cast: No Country for Old Men
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Anton Corbijn, Control

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen; in alphabetical order): Javier Bardem, Rodger Boyce, Josh Brolin, Barry Corbin, Garret Dillahunt, Beth Grant, Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald and Stephen Root

Best First Feature: Sam Riley in Anton Corbijn, Control


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