Netflix voters say 'No Country' best pic

Feb. 21, 2008 at 10:06 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. movie rental service Netflix, voting in an online survey, predict "No Country for Old Men" will win this year's best picture Oscar.

Forty-two percent of the 25,000 Netflix members who participated said they thought that film would beat out "There Will Be Blood," "Atonement," "Juno" and "Michael Clayton" for the coveted prize.

The majority of Netflix voters also said they expected Joel and Ethan Coen would take the Oscars for director and adapted screenplay for "No Country for Old Men," while nearly six in 10 respondents said Javier Bardem would win for supporting actors for his performance as a serial killer in the Coen brothers' movie.

Sixty-two percent of voters predicted Daniel Day-Lewis would go home with the best actor prize for his star turn in "There Will Be Blood."

The tightest race among Netflix voters was in the best actress category. Canadian newcomer Ellen Page got the votes of 30 percent of Netflix voters for "Juno," while veteran actress Julie Christie polled 27 percent for "Away from Her."

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