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No. 1 film: The Diving Bell and Butterfly.Photo: Courtesy of Miramax


Good year.

Enough commentary. Time for list-making.

1. The Diving Bell and Butterfly
2. Away From Her
3. There Will Be Blood
4. Sweeney Todd
5. The Savages
6. No Country for Old Men
7. No End in Sight
8. Michael Clayton
9. Ratatouille and Persepolis (Tie)
10. Grace Is Gone

Sticklers can stop here. Others should go on.

11. Private Fears, Public Places
12. The Host
13. L’Iceberg
14. We Own the Night
15. Interview
16. Bug
17. Starting Out in the Evening
18. Sicko
19. Lady Chatterley
20. Superbad

Also: Black Book, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Knocked Up, King of Kong, For the Bible Tells Me So, Crazy Love, Maxed Out, Zoo, Day Night Day Night, The Lives of Others, Charlie Wilson’s War, and, yes, watch out, The Mist.

Kudos to Darjeeling Limited, Romance & Cigarettes, and I’m Not There for their daring.

Best Actors
Frank Langella, Starting Out in the Evening
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages
John Cusack, Grace Is Gone
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Joaquin Phoenix, We Own the Night
Mathieu Amaric, Diving Bell and the Butterfly
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Gordon Pinsent, Away From Her
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

Best Actresses
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Ashley Judd, Bug
Laura Linney, The Savages
Fiona Gordon, L’Iceberg
Helena Bonham-Carter, Sweeney Todd
Sienna Miller, Interview
Carice van Houten, Black Book
Martina Hands, Lady Chatterley

Best Supporting Actors
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
Philip Bosco, The Savages
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
Ed Harris, Gone Baby Gone
Irfan Khan, The Namesake
McLovin, Superbad
Paul Schneider, Lars and the Real Girl

Best Supporting Actresses
Shelan O’Keefe, Grace Is Gone
Leslie Mann, Knocked Up
Lauren Ambrose, Starting Out in the Evening
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Marcia Gay Harden, The Mist
Patricia Clarkson, Lars and the Real Girl
Emily Mortimer, Lars and the Real Girl
Bianca, Lars and the Real Girl

Please note: The above is a supplement to the Best of the Year column here and should only be read in conjunction with the aforesaid. That is all.

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