Here are the performances and films that I think were the best of 2007. Sure, not everyone will agree with me but that’s okay. I’m the one who gets to decide. Nyah, nyah.

Congratulations to D. Howard of San Diego, CA for correctly choosing the most correct picks! Your prize is on the way. And thanks to the other people who entered. It was close … but close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and the Bundchen sisters.

And now, for the Winners, who are listed first followed by the rest of the nominees in no particular order …

One BIG note – After watching Things We Lost in the Fire, I had to include it on this list. As such, I’ve placed an asterisk by any film that had previously won an award but then lost it subsequently … also, I’ve kept all of the films as originally nominated, making some categories carry 6 nominated films.

· BEST PICTURE:
Things We Lost in the Fire

Atonement*
Reign Over Me
Once
The Lookout
Gone, Baby, Gone

 

· BEST DIRECTOR:
Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire)

Joe Wright (Atonement)*
Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum)
David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises)
Mike Binder (Reign Over Me)
Sarah Polley (Away from Her)

 

· BEST ACTOR:
Benicio Del Toro (Things We Lost in the Fire)

Timothy Spall (Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman)*
Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Anthony Hopkins (Fracture)
James McAvoy (Atonement)
Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)

 

· BEST ACTRESS:
Julie Christie (Away from Her)

Ashley Judd (Come Early Morning)
Amy Adams (Enchanted)
Sigourney Weaver (Snow Cake)
Laura Linney (The Savages)
Halle Berry (Things We Lost in the Fire)

 

· BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)

Matthew Goode (The Lookout)
Shea Whigham (First Snow)
Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood)
Philip Bosco (The Savages)

 

· BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Kelly Macdonald (No Country For Old Men)

Rose Byrne (Sunshine)
Allison Janney (Juno)
Saoirse Rohan (Atonement)
Michelle Monaghan (Gone, Baby, Gone)

 

· BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire)

Scott Frank (The Lookout)*
Diablo Cody (Juno)
Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz)
Angela Pell (Snow Cake)
Daniel Pyne & Glenn Gers (Fracture)

 

· BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Christopher Hampton (screenplay) Ian McEwan (novel) – (Atonement)

Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard (screenplay) Dennis Lehane (novel) – (Gone Baby Gone)
Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas (screenplay) Elmore Leonard (short story) – (3:10 to Yuma)
Sarah Polley (screenplay) Alice Munro (short story) – (Away from Her)
Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay) Upton Sinclair (novel) – (There Will Be Blood)

 

· BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Seamus McGarvey (Atonement)

Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men)
Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof)
Eric Edwards (First Snow)
Thierry Arbogast (Angel-A)

 

· BEST SCORE:
Johan Söderqvist (After the Wedding)

Gustavo Santalallo & Johan Söderqvist (Things We Lost in the Fire)
Dario Marianelli (Atonement)
Harry Gregson-Williams (Gone Baby Gone)
James Newton Howard (The Lookout)
John Powell (The Bourne Ultimatum)

 

· BEST EDITING:
Christopher Rouse (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Peter Amundson (Shoot ‘Em Up)
Sally Menke (Death Proof)
Paul Tothill (Atonement)
Chris Dickens (Hot Fuzz)

 

· BEST ART DIRECTION:
Isabelle Guay, Nicolas Lepage, Jean-Pierre Paquet – (300)

Peter Rogness – (Across the Universe)
Gary Freeman, Stephen Morahan, Denis Schnegg (Sunshine)
Patrick Banister – (Shoot ‘Em Up)
Ian Bailie – (Atonement)

 

· BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Jacqueline Durran – (Atonement)

Michael Wilkinson – (300)
Albert Wolsky – (Across the Universe)
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh – (Becoming Jane)
Penny Rose – (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)

 

· BEST DOCUMENTARY:
God Grew Tired of Us

The King of Kong
Sicko

 

· BEST ANIMATED FILM:
Arthur and the Invisibles

Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters
Surf’s Up

 

· BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Chris Watts, Grant Freckelton, Derek Wentworth, Daniel Leduc (300)

John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charlie Gibson, John Frazier (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl, John Frazier (Transformers)
John Richardson, Mark Webb, Chris Shaw (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Richard Conway, Tom Wood, Annette Wullems (Sunshine)

 

· BEST SOUND:
Scott Millan, David Parker, Kirk Francis (The Bourne Ultimatum)

George Watters II, Christopher Boyes (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)
Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Peter J. Devlin (Transformers)
Derek Vanderhorst, Scott Hecker (300)
Glenn Freemantle, Tom Sayers (Sunshine)

 

· BEST SONG:
“Say It To Me Now” by Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová (Once)

“Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová (Once)
“That’s How You Know” by Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz (Enchanted)
“When Your Mind’s Made Up” by Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová (Once)
“If You Want Me” by Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová (Once)