BREAKING NEWS–Tim Burton wins "Best Director" award from National Board of Review for SWEENEY TODD

Awards season got underway this afternoon as the National Board of Review announced their 2007 winners. Although they chose the Coen Brothers’ NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN as Best Picture, they gave Best Director honors to Tim Burton for his film of Stephen Sondheim’s musical SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. Best Actor went to George Clooney for MICHAEL CLAYTON, and Best Actress to Julie Christie for AWAY FROM HER. SWEENEY TODD was also included on the National Board of Review’s list of the ten best films of 2007. Congratulations!

The Zone thanks Ventoux and Bohemian for posting the news; you can read more about the awards on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet

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