Cheers to the National Society of Film Critics for denying their Best Supporting Actress award to Gone Baby Gone‘s Amy Ryan, and instead handing it over to I’m Not There‘s Cate Blanchett. Somebody bucked the tide! Admire that backbone. On top of which Blanchett deserves.
There Will Be Blood took the Best Picture award, and Paul Thomas Anderson was named Best Drector. Blood‘s Daniel Day-Lewis was named Best Actor, Away From Her‘s Julie Christie was named Best Actress, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford‘s Casey Affleck was named Best Supporting Actor, and Blood‘s Robert Elswit was named Best Cinematographer.
Cristian Mungiu‘s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days was named Best Foreign-Language Film of 2007, and Charles Ferguson‘s No End In Sight was named Best Non-Fiction Film (i.e., Best Documentary).
Here’s a backstage report on the NSFC voting from The Envelope‘s Tom O’Neil.