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December 10, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. selected "There Will Be Blood," an epic drama about the oil industry in the early 1900s, the best film of 2007 on Sunday. The film, based on Upton Sinclair's novel "Oil!" and opening Dec. 26, was the big winner. The movie also won best director for Paul Thomas Anderson, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis as a greedy prospector and best production design for Jack Fisk.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2013
Alfonso CuarĂ³n's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories. The organization's lead actress honors were shared by Cate Blanchett, for her role as a mentally unbalanced widow in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," and Adele Exarchopoulos, for her performance in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" as a high school student who falls in love with a young woman studying art in college.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2007 | Susan King
The Life After 1: The first collaboration between director Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe was the 2000 epic "Gladiator," which won the best picture Oscar and an Academy Award for the New Zealand-born actor. But their second teaming, "A Good Year," fizzled with critics and audiences last fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"There Will be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson's epic tale of oil, power and greed, was named best picture of 2007 on Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics. The complex and ambitious adaptation of Upton Sinclair's "Oil!" also won best director for Anderson, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and best cinematography for Robert Elswit. Both the drama and Day-Lewis have been gaining momentum this awards season. Last month, the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"The Departed," "Babel," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Dreamgirls" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s nominees for the 12th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Tuesday with seven nods each. Also competing for best picture are "Blood Diamond," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Children," "Notes on a Scandal," "The Queen" and "United 93." "Letters," which is in Japanese with English subtitles, is also nominated for best foreign film -- a first in the awards' history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Guillermo Del Toro's gothic fairy tale, "Pan's Labyrinth," was named best picture of 2006 on Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics. The Mexican film faced fierce competition from two other foreign-language films -- the Romanian drama "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" and Clint Eastwood's World War II drama "Letters From Iwo Jima" -- with only a few votes separating the three. Because "Labyrinth" is a foreign-language film, no separate award was given in that category.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
For the first time in nearly three decades, the Directors Guild of America on Tuesday nominated a directing team for its DGA award for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were nominated for the 2006 DGA award for "Little Miss Sunshine," a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family determined to have its young daughter participate in a beauty contest.
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December 10, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
MOVIES Jail Time for Slater: Just one day after fellow actor Robert Downey Jr. was sentenced to six months for drug problems (see story, F1), actor Christian Slater was sentenced to 90 days in jail Tuesday for getting into a drug-induced brawl. Slater, 28, was also ordered to spend an additional three months in a residential drug treatment program. The sentence was part of a plea bargain stemming from an Aug.
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