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Oscar Films in Festivals 2007 (Actor Nominations)

I have broken down the acting awards for the Oscars by the ones that have played in festivals I tracked in 2007. Clearly, Toronto is a great festival to set up for an Oscar nomination — a large number of films show at this critical festival.  The other festivals of note are Chicago and London.  I was surprised by the absence Tribeca, which tends to compete with Toronto over star talent premieres.  Berlin and Cannes play important role on the International film world, but the domestic focus of the actor categories prevents these festivals from expressing themselves fully in my list below.  Mill Valley and Telluride tends to program many of the nominated films in the acting categories, but these festival seem to get their content in the shadow of screenings at the larger Chicago and Toronto festivals.

 

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Performance by an actor in a leading role 

 

George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”

• Chicago International Film Festival (2007)

• Mill Valley Film Festival (2007)

 

Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah 

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007) 

 

Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”

• London Film Festival (2007)

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

 

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Performance by an actor in a supporting role

 

Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”

• London Film Festival (2007)

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

 

Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”

• Cannes Film Festival (2007) 

• New York Film Festival (2007) 

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

 

Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild” 

• London Film Festival (2007) 

• Telluride Film Festival (2007)

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

 

Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton”

• Chicago International Film Festival (2007)

• Mill Valley Film Festival (2007)

 

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Performance by an actress in a leading role 

 

Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

 

Julie Christie in “Away from Her”

• Berlin International Film Festival (2007) 

• Boston Independent Film Festival (2007) 

• Florida Film Festival (2007) 

• Santa Barbara International Film Festival (2007)

• Sarasota Film Festival (2007)

• Sundance Film Festival (2007)

 

Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” 

• San Francisco International Film Festival (2007) 

• Seattle International Film Festival (2007)

 

Laura Linney in “The Savages” 

• Chicago International Film Festival (2007) 

• Hamptons International Film Festival (2007) 

• London Film Festival (2007) 

• Mill Valley Film Festival (2007) 

• Sundance Film Festival (2007)

• Telluride Film Festival (2007) 

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

• Vancouver International Film Festival (2007)

 

Ellen Page in “Juno” 

• London Film Festival (2007) 

• Telluride Film Festival (2007)

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

 

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Performance by an actress in a supporting role  

 

Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There” 

• London Film Festival (2007) 

• Mill Valley Film Festival (2007) 

• New York Film Festival (2007)

• Telluride Film Festival (2007) 

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007) 

• Woodstock Film Festival (2007)

 

Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement” 

• Toronto International Film Festival (2007)

• Vancouver International Film Festival (2007)

 

Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”

• Chicago International Film Festival (2007) 

• Mill Valley Film Festival (2007)

 

Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton” 

• Chicago International Film Festival (2007)

• Mill Valley Film Festival (2007)

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