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'Slumdog Millionaire' Tops Women Film Journalists Awards

2008 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award winners: Dec. 15, '08

("*" denotes the winner in each category)

Best Film
* Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Film
A Christmas Tale
I've Loved You So Long
* Tell No One

Best Documentary (tie)
* Man On Wire - James Marsh
Standard Operating Procedure - Errol Morris
* Trouble The Water - Tia Lessin, Carl Deal

Best Director
* Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Mike Leigh - Happy-Go-Lucky
Gus Van Sant - Milk

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
* Sean Penn - Milk

Best Actress (tie)
* Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep - Doubt
* Kate Winslet - The Reader/Revolutionary Road
Michelle Williams - Wendy and Lucy

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Downey Jr - Tropic Thunder
* Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Eddie Marsan - Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Actress In Supporting Role
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Christina Barcelona
* Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Ensemble Cast
A Christmas Tale
* Rachel Getting Married

Best Screenplay, Original
Ballast - Lance Hammer
Frozen River - Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky - Mike Leigh
The Visitor - Tom McCarthy
* WALL-E - Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon

Best Screenplay, Adapted
* Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan
The Reader - David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy

Best Editing
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
Frost/Nixon - Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
Shine A Light - David Tedeschi



Best Woman Director
Isabel Coixet - Elegy
* Courtney Hunt - Frozen River
Kimberly Peirce - Stop Loss
Kelly Reichert - Wendy and Lucy

Best Woman Screenwriter
Courtney Hunt - Frozen River
* Jenny Lumet - Rachel Getting Married
Kelly Reichert - Wendy and Lucy

Best Breakthrough Performance
Rebecca Hall - Vicky Christina Barcelona
* Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Melissa Leo - Frozen River

Best Newcomer
Zoe Kazan - Revolutionary Road
David Kross - The Reader
* Misty Upham - Frozen River

Women's Image Award
* Kristin Scott Thomas
Meryl Streep
Emma Thompson

Hanging in There Award for Persistence
Courtney Hunt
Ellen Kuras
* Melissa Leo
Kristin Scott Thomas

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
* Catherine Deneuve - A Christmas Tale
Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson - Last Chance Harvey

Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry
* Sheila Nevins, Producing/Programming at HBO
Kathleen Kennedy, Producer, The Curious Tale of Benjamin Button
Kate Winslet for her performances in The Reader and Revolutionary Road

Lifetime Achievement Award
* Catherine Deneuve
Dame Judi Dench
Meryl Streep

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism
Angelina Jolie
* All of the Women in Pray The Devil Back To Hell
Courtney Hunt

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