There Will Be Blood Takes Top Honors

Grabs best picture, actor, director awards from US film critics
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2008 8:00 AM CST
Daniel Day-Lewis, seen here at an earlier award ceremony, was recently honored for his role in 'There Will Be Blood' (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) There Will Be Blood, a riveting movie about the greed and corruption of oil prospecting in America a century ago, captured several of the highest awards from the National Society of Film Critics yesterday. Director Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of a 1927 Upton Sinclair novel earned awards for best picture, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and best director.

The honors boost the chances of the already critically acclaimed film to capture top awards at the Oscars next month. Julie Christie was named best actress for her role as a woman struggling with Alzheimer's disease in Away From Her.