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Kate Winslet & Heath Ledger Win Critics Awards

2008 Detroit Film Critics nominations: December 10, 2008

2008 Detroit Film Critics winners: December 19, 2008

("*" denotes the winner in each category)

Best film
The Dark Knight
* Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
The Wrestler
Frost/Nixon

Best director
Darren Aronofsky for The Wrestler
* Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon
Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight
Andrew Stanton for WALL-E

Best actor
Josh Brolin for W.
Leonardo DiCaprio for Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn for Milk
* Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

Best actress
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky
Melissa Leo for Frozen River
Meryl Streep for Doubt
* Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road

Best supporting actor
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder
James Franco for Milk
* Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
Eddie Marsan for Happy-Go-Lucky
Michael Sheen for Frost/Nixon

Best supporting actress
Amy Adams for Doubt
Elizabeth Banks for W.
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rosemarie DeWitt for Rachel Getting Married
* Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler

Best ensemble
Burn After Reading
* Frost/Nixon
Rachel Getting Married
Revolutionary Road
Tropic Thunder

Best newcomer
Rosemarie DeWitt, actress, Rachel Getting Married
Rebecca Hall, actress, Frost/Nixon and Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Danny McBride, actor, Pineapple Express
* Martin McDonagh, writer/director, In Bruges
Dev Patel, actor, Slumdog Millionaire
Catinca Untaru, actress, The Fall

Dallas-Ft. Worth film critics winners

2008 Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association Award winners: December 17, 2008

Best Film: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Top Ten Films (runners-up): MILK (2), THE DARK KNIGHT (3), THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (4), THE WRESTLER (5), THE VISITOR (6), FROST/NIXON (7), DOUBT (8), WALL-E (9), HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (10)

Best foreign-language film: TELL NO ONE

Runners-up: WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2), LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (3), IVE LOVED YOU SO LONG (4) and GOMORRAH (5)

Best Documentary: MAN ON WIRE

Runners-up: WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2), YOUNG @ HEART (3), STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (4) and DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER (5)

Best Animated Film: WALL-E

Runners-up: KUNG FU PANDA

Best Director: Danny Boyle for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Runners-up: David Fincher for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2), Christopher Nolan for THE DARK KNIGHT (3), Gus Van Sant for MILK (4) and Ron Howard for FROST/NIXON (5)

Best Actor: Sean Penn for MILK

Runners-up: Mickey Rourke for THE WRESTLER (2), Frank Langella for FROST/NIXON (3), Brad Pitt for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (4) and Richard Jenkins for THE VISITOR (5)

Best Actress: Anne Hathaway for RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

Runners-up: Meryl Streep for DOUBT (2), Sally Hawkins for HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (3), Kristin Scott Thomas for IVE LOVED YOU SO LONG (4) and Kate Winslet for REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (5)

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger for THE DARK KNIGHT

Runners-up: Josh Brolin for MILK (2), Eddie Marsan for HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (3), Philip Seymour Hoffman for DOUBT (4) and Robert Downey Jr for TROPIC THUNDER (5)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis for DOUBT

Runners-up: Penelope Cruz for VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (2), Marisa Tomei for THE WRESTLER (3), Taraji P Henson for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (4) and Rosemarie Dewitt for RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (5)

Best Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black for MILK

Runner-up: Simon Beaufoy for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Best Cinematography: Wally Pfister for THE DARK KNIGHT

Runner-up: Claudio Miranda for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

Russell Smith Award ("best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film"): WENDY AND LUCY

Phoenix Film Critics winners

2008 Phoenix Film Critics Society award winners: December 16, 2008

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Top Ten Films of 2008 (in alphabetical order):

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Frost/Nixon
  • In Bruges
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Visitor
  • WALL-E
  • The Wrestler

Best Foreign Language Film: Let the Right One In

Best Documentary: Man on Wire

Best Animated Film: Wall-E

Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role: Sean Penn, Milk

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role: Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Acting Ensemble: The cast of Milk

Best Screenplay written directly for the screen: In Bruges

Best Screenplay adapted from another medium: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Cinematography: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Score: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Song: "The Wrestler" from The Wrestler

Best Production Design: The Dark Knight

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Visual Effects: The Dark Knight

Best Stunts: The Dark Knight

Breakout on Camera: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire

Breakout Behind the Camera: Martin McDonagh, In Bruges

Best Performance by a Youth - Male: Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by a Youth - Female: Dakota FanningThe Secret Life of Bees

Best Live Action Family Film: High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Overlooked Film: In Bruges

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