MICHAEL DWYER’S BEST AND WORST OF 2007

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TOP 20

1 Atone­ment 2 The Lives of Oth­ers/Das Leben der An­deren 3 Days of Glory/In­di­genes 4 Zo­diac 5 Across the Uni­verse 6 The Bourne Ul­ti­ma­tum 7 Half Nelson 8 This Is Eng­land 9 Once 10 Garage 11 The As­sas­si­na­tion of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 12 Let­ters From Iwo Jima 13 Away From Her 14 Knocked Up 15 Rata­touille 16 Hair­spray 17 I’m Not There 18 Tell No One/Ne le Dis à Per­sonne 19 Into the Wild 20 The Dar­jeel­ing Lim­ited

Res­cue Dawn, The Wit­nesses/Les Té­moins, Con­trol, Breach, Kings, Small En­gine Re­pair, Af­ter the Wed­ding, Jind­abyne, Bobby, Dream­girls, Notes on a Scan­dal. Hal­lam Foe, Wait­ress, East­ern Prom­ises, The Name­sake, 300

WORST FILMS OF THE YEAR

Youth With­out Youth South­land Tales The Num­ber 23 Cap­tiv­ity The King­dom Em­ployee of the Month Mr Brooks 8 Mr Bean’s Hol­i­day 9 The Mes­sen­gers 10 Death Proof

OTHER HIGHS AND LOWS

Di­rec­tor of the year: Joe Wright, Atone­ment New di­rec­tor of the year: Flo­rian Henckel von Don­ners­marck, The Lives of Oth­ers Doc­u­men­tary of the year: Stephen Ki­jak’s Scott Walker: 30 Cen­tury Man An­i­mated fea­ture of the year: Brad Bird’s Rata­touille Ir­ish film of the year: John Car­ney’s Once Ir­ish di­rec­tor of the year: Lenny Abra­ham­son, Garage New Ir­ish di­rec­tor of the year: Niall Heery, Small En­gine Re­pair Best ac­tress: Julie Christie, Away From Her Best ac­tor: (tie) Ul­rich Mühe, The Lives of Oth­ers; James McAvoy, Atone­ment Best sup­port­ing ac­tor: Casey Af­fleck, The As­sas­si­na­tion of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Best sup­port­ing ac­tress: Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There Most promis­ing new ac­tress: Jen­nifer Hud­son, Dream­girls Most promis­ing new ac­tor: Sam Ri­ley, Con­trol Best Ir­ish ac­tor: Peter O’Toole, Venus Best Ir­ish ac­tress: Bríd Ní Neach­tain, Cré na Cille Best sup­port­ing Ir­ish ac­tor: Bren­dan Conroy, Kings Best sup­port­ing Ir­ish ac­tress: Joan O’Hara, How About You Most promis­ing Ir­ish ac­tress: Saoirse Ro­nan, Atone­ment Most promis­ing Ir­ish ac­tor: Andrew Simp­son, Notes on a Scan­dal Ir­ish screen­writer of the year: Mark O’Hal­lo­ran, Garage Best orig­i­nal screen­play: Flo­rian Henckel von Don­ners­marck, The Lives of Oth­ers Best adapted screen­play: Christo­pher Hamp­ton, Atone­ment Best cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Sea­mus McGar­vey, Atone­ment Best film edit­ing: Christo­pher Rouse, The Bourne Ul­ti­ma­tum Best orig­i­nal score: Glen Hansard and Markéta Ir­glová, Once Best art di­rec­tion: Don­ald Gra­ham Burt, Zo­diac Best cos­tume de­sign: Al­bert Wol­sky, Across the Uni­verse Best vis­ual ef­fects: 300 Best sound: The Bourne Ul­ti­ma­tum Best TV drama: John Crowley’s Boy A Best TV mini-se­ries: Saul Dibb’s The Line of Beauty Gaffe of the year: The de­ci­sion of the Cannes jury not to give any prize to Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Coun­try For Old Men. Most un­der­rated film: Julie Tray­mor’s Across the Uni­verse Most over­rated film: Ale­jan­dro González Iñár­ritu’s Ba­bel Most gra­tu­itously vi­o­lent and sadis­tic film: Mel Gib­son’s Apoca­lypto Most pre­ten­tious film: Dar­ren Aronovsky’s The Foun­tain Most tire­somely self- in­dul­gent film: Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof Worst ac­tor: (tie) Tim Roth, Youth With­out Youth; Ger­ard But­ler, PS I Love You Worst ac­tress: Sarah Michelle Gel­lar, South­land Tales Worst film: Francis Ford Cop­pola’s Youth With­out Youth

Num­ber 1: Keira Knight­ley in Atone­ment

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