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Harvey Milk Movie Wins More Awards

Milk Sean Penn James FrancoSean Penn as Harvey Milk and James Franco as his lover, gay activist Scott Smith, in Gus Van Sant's 'Milk'

'Milk,' Sean Penn, Kate Winslet: 2011 Vancouver Film Critics Awards

BEST FILM 
* Milk 
Slumdog Millionaire 
WALL-E

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
* David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Gus Van Sant, Milk

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
* Sean Penn, Milk 
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon 
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep, Doubt 
* Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road / The Reader

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Josh Brolin, Milk 
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt 
* Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Viola Davis, Doubt
* Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
* The Edge of Heaven
Let the Right One In 
Tell No One

BEST CANADIAN FILM
* C'est pas moi, je le jure!
Heaven on Earth
The Necessities of Life

BEST DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN FILM 
Atom Egoyan, Adoration 
* Philippe Falardeau, C'est pas moi, je le jure!
Deepa Mehta, Heaven on Earth

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM 
Antoine L'Écuyer, C'est pas moi, je le jure!
Jim Sturgess, Fifty Dead Men Walking
* Natar Ungalaaq, The Necessities of Life

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM 
* Marianne Fortier, Maman est chez le coiffeur 
Julianne Moore, Blindness 
Preity Zinta, Heaven on Earth

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM 
Gael Garcia Bernal, Blindness 
* Randy Quaid, Real Time 
Mark Ruffalo, Blindness

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Jayne Eastwood,, Real Time
* Suzanne Clément, C'est pas moi, je le jure!
Maya Ritter, Finn's Girl

BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM
* Fifty Dead Men Walking
Edison and Leo 
Stone of Destiny

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM INDUSTRY
William Vince

Photo of Sean Penn as Harvey Milk and James Franco as his lover, gay activist Scott Smith, in Gus Van Sant's Milk: Focus Features.

Palm Springs Film Festival winners

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Narrative Feature: Departures (Japan) directed by Yojiro Takita

Best Documentary Feature: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (USA) directed by Eric Bricker

CRITICS AWARDS

FIPRESCI Prize (foreign-language films submitted for an Academy Award): Revanche, directed by Götz Spielmann

FIPRESCI Award for Best Actor: Natar Ungalaaq, The Necessities of Life (Canada) directed by Benoît Pilon

FIPRESCI Award for Best Actress: Martina Gusman, Lion's Den (Argentina) directed by Pablo Trapero

New Voices / New Visions Award: Hooked (Romania/France) directed by Adrian Sitaru

Special Jury Mention: Rain (Bahamas), directed by Maria Govan

John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature (Narrative or Documentary): Amin Matalqa for Captain Abu Raed (Jordan/USA)

Bridging the Borders Award: Waltz with Bashir (Israel), directed by Ari Folman

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