These are the 2007 Endy Awards, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best in that year in film. Awards for many other years can be found in the Rankings & Awards Index. Eligibility is determined by imdb date and by whether or not I’ve seen the movie in question. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order and the winners are bolded. And the Endy goes to. . .


Best Picture:

1. 5 Centimeters per Second
2. Flight of the Red Balloon
3. I’m Not There
4. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
5. There Will Be Blood

Best Director:

1. Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters per Second
2. Hou Hsiao-hsien, Flight of the Red Balloon
3. Todd Haynes, I’m Not There
4. Guy Maddin, My Winnipeg
5. Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Best Actor:

1. Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
2. Alejandro Polanco, Chop Shop
3. Lau Ching-wan, Mad Detective
4. Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men
5. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress:

1. Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
2. Asia Argento, Boarding Gate
3. Juliette Binoche, Flight of the Red Balloon
4. Tang Wei, Lust, Caution
5. Nicole Kidman, Margot at the Wedding

Supporting Actor:

1. Kurt Russell, Grindhouse
2. Ben Whishaw, I’m Not There
3. Marcus Carl Franklin, I’m Not There
4. Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
5. Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men

Supporting Actress:

1. Marie-Josée Croze, The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
2. Song Fang, Flight of the Red Balloon
3. Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
4. Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
5. Rachel Weisz, My Blueberry Nights

Original Screenplay:

1. Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters per Second
2. Hou Hsiao-hsien & François Margolin, Flight of the Red Balloon
3. Todd Haynes & Oren Moverman, I’m Not There
4. Wai Ka-fai & Au Kin-yee, Mad Detective
5. Guy Maddin & George Toles, My Winnipeg

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
2. Gus van Sant, Paranoid Park
3. Eric Rohmer, The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
4. Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
5. James Vanderbilt, Zodiac

Non-English Language Film:

1. 5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai)
2. Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
3. Mad Detective (Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai)
4. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (Eric Rohmer)
5. The Sun Also Rises (Jiang Wen)

Documentary Film:

1. Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog)
2. Helvetica (Gary Hustwit)
3. The King of Kong (Seth Gordon)
4. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin)
5. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (Adam Curtis)

Animated Film:

1. Beowulf (Robert Zemeckis)
2. 5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai)
3. Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
4. The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman)

Unseen Film:

1. The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette)
2. The Man from London (Bela Tarr & Ágnes Hranitzky)
3. Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi)
4. Secret Sunshine (Lee Changdong)
5. We Own the Night (James Gray)

Film Editing:

1. I’m Not There
2. My Winnipeg
3. No Country for Old Men
4. There Will Be Blood
5. You, the Living

Cinematography:

1. Flight of the Red Balloon
2. My Blueberry Nights
3. The Sun Also Rises
4. There Will Be Blood
5. Zodiac

Art Direction:

1. The Darjeeling Limited
2. I’m Not There
3. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
4. You, the Living
5. Zodiac

Costume Design:

1. I’m Not There
2. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
3. There Will Be Blood
4. You, the Living
5. Zodiac

Make-up:

1. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
2. Grindhouse
3. Mad Detective
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
5. Sukiyaki Western Django

Original Score:

1. Atonement
2. 5 Centimeters per Second
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Ratatouille
5. There Will Be Blood

Adapted Score:

1. The Darjeeling Limited
2. The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
3. I’m Not There
4. Paranoid Park
5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sound:

1. Grindhouse
2. I’m Not There
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Ratatouille
5. There Will Be Blood

Sound Editing:

1. The Bourne Ultimatum
2. No Country for Old Men
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
4. Ratatouille
5. There Will Be Blood

Visual Effects:

1. Grindhouse
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
3. Resident Evil: Extinction
4. Transformers
5. Zodiac

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