AWARDS SEASON IS HERE! Paste Magazine names “Juno” Best Picture Of The Year

Awards season has officially arrived for 2007, and Paste Magazine gets the honor of the first "Best Of" list of 2007.

Paste names Jason Reitman’s "Juno" as best picture. "Juno", starring PNR 2006 Rising Star Ellen Page as a pregnant teen who arranges to give her baby up for adoption to a childless couple (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), was the hit of the Toronto Film Festival this year. The movie opens nationally on December 14th.

Paste has named Viggo Mortensen as best actor for "Eastern Promises"; Julie Christie has been named best actress for "Away From Her"; Best Ensemble goes to the cast of "Before The Devil Knows Your Dead"; David Cronenberg snagged Paste’s best director for "Eastern Promises"; Diablo Cody picks up best screenplay for "Juno", and their annual "Originality Of Vision" award went to Julie Taymor and her voyage through the Vietnam era via Beatles music, "Across The Universe"

Paste’s Top 10 Movies:

1. Juno

2. Once

3. Eastern Promises

4. Away From Her

5. Margot At The Wedding

6. Michael Clayton

7. The Wind That Shakes The Barley

8. No Country For Old Men

9. The Kite Runner

10. Syndromes And A Century

The full list of Paste’s top 50 movies (which inexplicably does NOT include Wristcutters: A Love Story or Fierce People, grumble grumble) is available in the December issue, and on their website at If you’re unfamiliar with Paste, I highly recommend it – it’s the music and movie equivilant to foods Saveur magazine, with a unique perspective on entertainment. It’s my absolute favorite multi-coverage entertainment magazine, and the only one of it’s kind I have a subby to.

This is only the beginning, folks….many many MANY more will be coming in the weeks and months ahead…stay tuned to Popcorn N Roses and Subject:CINEMA for complete coverage of the 2007 Awards season!