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Blonsky, Coen, 'Enchanted' & 'Hairspray' Win Critics' Choice Awards

The 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards ceremony was broadcast live on VH1 on Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. Founded in 1995, the BFCA presents its Critics' Choice Awards each year to honor the finest achievements in filmmaking. For more information visit www.bfca.org/critics.aspx

Among the winners was Nikki Blonsky who earned the Best Young Actress award for her star-turn as Tracey Turnblad in the movie-musical adaptation of Hairspray.  The singing and dancing cast of Hairspray also won for Best Acting Ensemble.  Ethan Coen, who is soon to be treading the boards as playwright to Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of Almost An Evening, shared the Best Director award with his brother, Joel Coen for their film No Country for Old Men.  Disney's latest hit, Enchanted, featuring live-action and animation with music by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, won for Best Family Film.

Complete List of Winners

Best Picture
No Country for Old Men

Best Comedy
Juno

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress
Julie Christie, Away from Her

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

Best Acting Ensemble
Hairspray

Best Young Actor
Ahma Khan Mahmidzada, The Kite Runner

Best Young Actress
Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray

Best Director
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, No Country for Old Men

Best Writer
Diablo Cody, Juno

Best Composer
Jonny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood

Best Song
"Falling Slowly," Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, Once

Best Foreign Language Film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Animated Feature
Ratatouille

Best Family Film
Enchanted

Best Documentary
Sicko

Best Picture Made for Television
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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