Coens overtake Canada

Critics welcome 'No Country'

The Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" on Wednesday earned another critical plaudit as Toronto film critics named the crime thriller the best film of 2007.

The Toronto Film Critics Assn. gave "No Country" four awards in all, including best director and best screenplay for Joel and Ethan Coen and the best supporting actor award for Javier Bardem.

The Toronto group also named Sarah Polley's "Away From Her" as the best Canadian film for 2007 as well as the best first feature. In addition, "Away From Her" co-star Julie Christie tied with "Juno" star Ellen Page for actress of the year honors.

The best actor for 2007 went to Viggo Mortensen for his star turn in David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises," and Cate Blanchett earned best supporting actress for her portrayal of Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There."

The critics also named the Disney/Pixar blockbuster "Ratatouille" the best animated feature of 2007.