Jesse James Wins SF Critics Over; Into the Wild Leads Critics Choice Noms

Lots of love for Into the Wild.

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Just when we thought we'd seen all the year-end kudos we can handle, along come the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards -- and the Critics Choice Awards nominations -- to prove us wrong.

Nominees for the Critics Choice Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with Into the Wild leading the pack at seven nominations, including picture, director, writer, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, and best song. Close behind, with six nominations, is Juno; Atonement, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray each earned five. A partial list of nominations appears below:

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


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

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

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

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

ACTING ENSEMBLE
Hairspray
Juno
No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd
Gone Baby Gone
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead


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

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

ANIMATED FEATURE
Bee Movie
Beowulf
Persepolis
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie


Meanwhile, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle has announced its 2007 favorites. Check 'em out:

Best Picture
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Director
Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men

Best Original Screenplay
The Savages

Best Adapted Screenplay
Away from Her

Best Actor
George Clooney for Michael Clayton

Best Actress
Julie Christie for Away from Her

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone

Best Foreign Language Film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Documentary
No End in Sight

Source: Variety (Critics Choice Nominees)
Source: San Francisco Film Critics Circle

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