There Will Be Blood wins for me. I can’t believe Atonement won this.
As this poll reflects (so far), there really should have just been two nominees. Those were the two best films of the year, with a sharp drop off for everything else.
There will be Blood.
2. No Country for Old Men
3. Michael Clayton
4. There Will Be Blood
5. Eastern Promises
6. American Gangster
7. The Great Debaters
While I support NCFOM at the Oscars, the GG are about something different: star power, glamor, big-scale epics, sweeping love stories. Atonement has it all.
The Oscars are more prestigious and reward more intimate, challenging and thrilling stories…hence, NCFOM.