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Critics' Choice Awards - Into the Wild

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edited December 2007 in The Porch


  • memememe Posts: 4,692
    The critics have chosen and this year, as ever, Sean Penn is their darling.

    The actor's passion project Into the Wild raked in a leading seven nominations for the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture and double-barreled nods for Penn himself, who earned Best Writer and Best Director nominations for his work on the big screen adaptation.

    The indie dramedy Juno, centering on a teenager's unplanned pregnancy, is also up for some kudos from Broadcast Film Critics Association, with six nominations to its name, including, once again, a Best Picture nod. The film also paves the way for a pair of self-competing Best Young Actor nods for Arrested Development alum turned burgeoning movie star Michael Cera, who bum-rushed the category with two nods for his work in both Juno and Superbad.

    Cate Blanchett also managed to score two separate acting nods, albeit not in the same category. She's up for Best Actress for her work in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, as well as Best Supporting Actress for her uncanny channeling of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There.

    A bevy of films pulled rank with five nominations apiece, including the Oscar-baiting contenders Atonement, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd and Hairspray.

    A slew of big name contenders, not to mention award show regulars, made the cut for this year's ceremony.

    Into the Wild star Emile Hirsch and Eastern Promises' Viggo Mortensen are the only Best Actor nominees to not also already have Oscar nods to their name and will vie against Michael Clayton's George Clooney, There Will Be Blood's Daniel Day-Lewis, Lars and the Real Girl's Ryan Gosling and the demon barber himself, Johnny Depp, for the award.

    As for Best Actress, in addition to Blanchett, Angelina Jolie also scored a nod for the critically-acclaimed but commercially-ignored A Mighty Heart, as did somewhat disparate conominee Amy Adams for Enchanted, Julie Christie for Away From Her, Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose and Ellen Page for Juno.

    No fewer than 10 films were honored with Best Picture nominations, comprising one of the largest contender pools of all major award shows. American Gangster, Atonement, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Into the Wild, Juno, The Kite Runner, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, which already took home the top prize from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics, Sweeney Todd and There Will Be Blood, which topped the L.A. Film Critics' year-end list, are all up for the award.

    Juno, meanwhile, also secured a nod for Best Comedy, becoming the only nominee from the category to also graduate to the Best Picture pool. Its chuckle-worthy competition in the slightly less lauded category includes Dan in Real Life, Hairspray and Judd Apatow's summer bookend blockbusters Knocked Up and Superbad.

    Other big name contenders this year include Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem and Philip Seymour Hoffman—the only singled-out contender from the film seemingly tailor-made for awards season, Charlie Wilson's War—who are all vying against each other in the Best Supporting Actor race, as well as Catherine Keener, Vanessa Redgrave and Tilda Swinton, who are up for Best Supporting Actress. Clint Eastwood also earned a solo nomination for composing Grace is Gone.

    The award show will be hosted by comedian D.L. Hughley and will air live on VH1 Jan. 7.

    Here's the complete list of nominees for the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards.

    Best Picture

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

    George Clooney, Michael Clayton
    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
    Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
    Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
    Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
    Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
    Best Actress

    Amy Adams, Enchanted
    Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    Julie Christie, Away From Her
    Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
    Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
    Ellen Page, Juno
    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
    Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
    Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
    Best Supporting Actress

    Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
    Catherine Keener, Into the Wild
    Vanessa Redgrave, Atonement
    Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
    Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
    Best Acting Ensemble

    No Country for Old Men
    Sweeney Todd
    Gone Baby Gone
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    Best Director

    Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
    Sidney Lumet, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    Sean Penn, Into the Wild
    Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Joe Wright, Atonement
    Best Writer

    Diablo Cody, Juno
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
    Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
    Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl
    Sean Penn, Into the Wild
    Aaron Sorkin, Charlie Wilson's War
    Best Animated Feature

    Bee Movie
    The Simpsons Movie
    Best Young Actor

    Michael Cera, Juno
    Michael Cera, Superbad
    Freddie Highmore, August Rush
    Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, The Kite Runner
    Edward Sanders, Sweeney Todd
    Best Young Actress

    Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
    Dakota Blue Richards, The Golden Compass
    AnnaSophia Robb, Bridge to Terabithia
    Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
    Best Comedy Movie

    Dan in Real Life
    Knocked Up
    Best Family Film (Live Action)

    August Rush
    The Golden Compass
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Best Picture Made for Television

    The Company
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    Tin Man
    The War
    Best Foreign Language Film

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
    La Vie en Rose
    Lust, Caution
    The Orphanage
    Best Song

    "Come So Far," Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley (Hairspray)
    "Do You Feel Me," Anthony Hamilton (American Gangster)
    "Falling Slowly," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Once)
    "Guaranteed," Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild)
    "That's How You Know," Amy Adams (Enchanted)
    Best Composer

    Marco Beltrami, 3:10 to Yuma
    Alexandre Desplat, Lust, Caution
    Clint Eastwood, Grace is Gone
    Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood
    Dario Marianelli, Atonement
    Alan Menken, Enchanted
    Best Documentary Feature

    Darfur Now
    In the Shadow of the Moon
    The King of Kong
    No End in Sight
    ... and the will to show I will always be better than before.
  • Has anybody heard the other nominees? What are Ed's chances for an award?

    Best Song

    "Come So Far," Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley (Hairspray)
    "Do You Feel Me," Anthony Hamilton (American Gangster)
    "Falling Slowly," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Once)
    "Guaranteed," Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild)
    "That's How You Know," Amy Adams (Enchanted)
  • no nod for composer though. but johnny greenwood got one :)
    those undecided, needn't have faith to be free
  • not4unot4u Posts: 513
    we don't want war, but we still want more?
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