Faith and Film Critics Circle Pick ’07 Winners

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The Faith and Film Critics Circle (of which I am a member) has just announced its awards for 2007. I’m happy to say that Into Great Silence won our highest honor: “most significant exploration of spiritual themes.” It’s a great, deserving film that was tragically under-seen. I had the pleasure of writing about it for Relevant last April. Here is the full list of awards and nominees:

Most Significant Exploration of Spiritual Themes Into Great Silence

Best Narrative FilmThere Will Be Blood

Best DocumentaryInto Great Silence

Best Film for the Whole FamilyRatatouille

Best Director – Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Best Performance by an Actor – Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Performance by an Actress Ellen Page, Juno

Best Performance by a ChildSaoirse Ronan, Atonement

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor (tie) Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James & Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress (tie) – Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There & Jennifer Garner, Juno

Best Ensemble Cast Lars and the Real Girl

Best Cinematography – Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood

Best Original Screenplay – Diablo Cody, Juno

Best Adapted Screenplay – Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men

Best Original Score – Dario Marianell, Atonement

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