'Country' wins Choice award for best film

Jan. 7, 2008 at 11:49 PM

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- "No Country for Old Men" was named best picture of 2007 at the 13th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., Monday night.

The film's Javier Bardem won best supporting actor, and brothers Ethan and Joel Coen shared the best director honor.

"Juno" earned the awards for best comedy and best writer for Diablo Cody, while "Hairspray" grabbed the prizes for best ensemble and best young actress Nikki Blonksy .

Daniel Day-Lewis picked up a best actor statuette for his performance in "There Will Be Blood," Julie Christie won the best actress award for her work in "Away From Her" and Amy Ryan won the best supporting actress honor for her role in "Gone Baby Gone."

"Sicko" was named best documentary, "Ratatouille" won the award for best animated film and "Enchanted" earned the prize for best family flick.

The striking Writers Guild of America did not picket the event, which was presided over by comedian and actor D.L. Hughley.

The gala, which took place shortly after it was announced Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony had been canceled, drew stars such as George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, among others.

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