Satellites put spin on 'No Country,' 'Juno'
Empty"No Country for Old Men" and "Juno" took the best drama and best comedy/musical prizes, respectively, at the 12th annual Satellite Awards, which were handed out Sunday evening at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.
The International Press Academy, which votes the awards, also rewarded the contemporary Western thriller "No Country" with its top director honors, which went to the brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
"Juno," the comedy about a teen pregnancy, earned Ellen Page, who plays the title role, the top prize for actress in a comedy or musical, and Diablo Cody, the best original screenplay award.
Best dramatic actress and actor were Marion Cotillard for "La Vie en Rose" and Viggo Mortensen for "Eastern Promises." Ryan Gosling was named best actor in a comedy or musical for "Lars and the Real Girl."
The supporting acting laurels went to Amy Ryan as best support actress for "Gone Baby Gone" and Tom Wilkinson ("Michael Clayton") and Casey Affleck ("The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford"), who tied for best supporting actor.
"Lust, Caution" was singled out as best foreign language film. "Ratatouille" scored as best animated feature. "Sicko" prevailed as best documentary.
Kathy Bates received the Mary Pickford Award for outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. Dennis Murren was honored with the Tesla Award for visionary achievements in filmmaking. The Auteur Award went to Julian Schnabel for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Ensemble awards were presented to the film "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and the TV series "Mad Men."
The group dished out prizes in 22 film categories, 12 TV categories, six DVD categories and four game categories.
A complete list of winners follows:
Actress in a motion picture, drama: Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"
Actor in a motion picture, drama: Viggo Mortenssen, "Eastern Promises"
Actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical: Ellen Page, "Juno"
Actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Actor in a supporting role: Tom Wilkinson ("Michael Clayton") and Casey Affleck ("The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford")
Motion picture, drama: "No Country for Old Men"
Motion picture, comedy or musical: Juno
Motion picture, foreign language: "Lust, Caution"
Motion picture, animated or mixed media: "Ratatouille"
Motion picture, documentary: "Sicko"
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Orginal screenplay: Diablo Cody, "Juno"
Adapted screenplay: Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
Original score: Alberto Iglesias, "The Kite Runner"
Original song: Clint Eastwood and Carole Bayer Sager, "Grace Is Gone," "Grace is Gone"
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski, "The Diving Bell and The Butterfly"
Visual effects: Chris Watts, Grant Freckelton, Derek Wentworth, Daniel Leduc, "300"
Editing: Pietro Scalia, "American Gangster"
Sound, editing and mixing: Karen Baker Landers, Kirk Francis, Per Hallberg, Scott Millan, David Parker, "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Art direction and production design: Guy Dyas, Davied Allday, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Costume design: "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Miniseries, "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard"
Motion picture made for television, "Mitch Albom's For One More Day"
Actress in a miniseries or a motion picture made for television, Samantha Morton, "Longford"
Actor in a miniseries or a motion picture made for television, "David Oyelowo, "Five Days"
Actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or a motion picture made for television: Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"
Actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or a motion picture made for television: David Zayas, "Dexter"
Television series, drama: "Dexter"
Actress in a series, drama: Ellen Pompeo, "Grey's Anatomy"
Actor in a series, drama: Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Television series, comedy or musical: "Pushing Daisies"
Actress in a series, comedy or musical: America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
Actor in a series, comedy or musical: Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report"
Special achievement awards
Mary Pickford Award for outstanding artistic contribution to the entertainment industry: Kathy Bates
Tesla Award in recognition for visionary achievements in filmmaking technology: Dennis Muren
Auteur Award: Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Best ensemble, motion picture: "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
Best ensemble, television: "Mad Men"
Best overall DVD: "The Prestige"
DVD Extras: "Borat" and "Masters of Horror, Season 1"
Youth DVD: "Ratatouille"
Documentary DVD: "The War: A Ken Burns Film"
Classic DVD: "The Graduate 40th Anniversary Edition"
DVD release of a TV show: "Dexter, Season 1"
Outstanding sports/rhythm/music game: "Guitar Hero II"
Outstanding action/adventure game: "God of War II"
Outstanding puzzle/strategy game: "Medieval II: Total War"
Outstanding role playing game: "Super Paper Mario"