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The AFCA anoints There Will Be Blood best film of the year

In its second year of operation, the Austin Film Critics Association has pretty handily anointed the not-yet-released There Will Be Blood as the best film of the year. The AFCA – whose membership includes local critics from daily newspapers, weekly alternatives, monthly magazines, television, and online video and review sites – also continues its love affair with Ellen Page, who won Best Actress last year for her work in Hard Candy and takes the prize again for her portrayal of a smart-mouthed pregnant teen in Juno. To learn more about the AFCA, visit

Top 10:

There Will Be Blood

No Country for Old Men


Into the Wild

3:10 to Yuma

Knocked Up

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead


American Gangster

Eastern Promises

Best Film: There Will Be Blood

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

Best Actress: Ellen Page (Juno)

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (Juno)

Best Foreign Film: Black Book

Best Documentary: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Best Animated Film: Ratatouille

Best First Film: Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone)

Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody (Juno)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)

Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood)

Best Original Score: Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood)

Breakthrough Artist: Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno)

Austin Film Award: Grindhouse

The membership of the Austin Film Critics Association includes Michael Barnes (Austin American-Statesman), Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle), C. Robert Cargill ( & Ain't It Cool News), Laurie Coker (The Hill Country News), Korey Coleman (Spill), Chris Cox (Spill), Cole Dabney ( & INsite Magazine), Victor Diaz (News 8 Austin), Chris Garcia (Austin American-Statesman), Robert R. McCurdy ( & INsite Magazine), Marc Savlov (Austin Chronicle), Eric Vespe (Ain't It Cool News), and Brian Villalobos (San Antonio Current).

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