‘Slumdog’ tops Critics’ Choice Awards

I’m a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and we handed out our annual Critics’ Choice Awards Thursday in Santa Monica. “Slumdog Millionaire” took the top prize. Following is a list of all winners.

BEST PICTURE

Winner: Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees:
• Changeling
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• The Dark Knight
• Doubt
• Frost/Nixon
• Milk
• The Reader
• Slumdog Millionaire
• Wall-E
• The Wrestler

BEST ACTOR

Winner: Sean Penn – Milk

Nominees:
• Clint Eastwood – Gran Torino
• Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
• Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
• Sean Penn – Milk
• Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Tie: Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married | Meryl Streep – Doubt

Nominees:
• Kate Beckinsale – Nothing But the Truth
• Cate Blanchett – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
• Angelina Jolie – Changeling
• Melissa Leo – Frozen River
• Meryl Streep – Doubt

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Nominees:
• Josh Brolin – Milk
• Robert Downey, Jr. – Tropic Thunder
• Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
• Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
• James Franco – Milk

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Kate Winslet – The Reader

Nominees:
• Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
• Viola Davis – Doubt
• Vera Farmiga – Nothing But the Truth
• Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
• Kate Winslet – The Reader

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Winner: Milk

Nominees:
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• The Dark Knight
• Doubt
• Milk
• Rachel Getting Married

BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees:
• Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
• David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
• Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight
• Gus Van Sant – Milk

BEST WRITER (Original or Adapted Screenplay)

Winner: Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees:
• Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire
• Dustin Lance Black – Milk
• Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
• Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• John Patrick Shanley – Doubt

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Winner: WALL-E

Nominees:
• Bolt
• Kung Fu Panda
• Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
• Wall-E
• Waltz With Bashir

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS (Under 21)

Winner: Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees:
• Dakota Fanning – The Secret Life of Bees
• David Kross – The Reader
• Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
• Brandon Walters – Australia

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Winner: The Dark Knight

Nominees:
• The Dark Knight
• Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
• Iron Man
• Quantum of Solace
• Wanted

BEST COMEDY MOVIE

Winner: Tropic Thunder

Nominees:
• Burn After Reading
• Forgetting Sarah Marshall
• Role Models
• Tropic Thunder
• Vicky Cristina Barcelona

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Winner: John Adams

Nominees:
• John Adams
• Recount
• Coco Chanel

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Winner: Waltz With Bashir

Nominees:
• A Christmas Tale
• Gomorrah
• I’ve Loved You So Long
• Let the Right One In
• Mongol
• Waltz With Bashir

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Man On Wire

Nominees:
• I.O.U.S.A.
• Man On Wire
• Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
• Standard Operating Procedure
• Young At Heart

BEST SONG

Winner: “The Wrestler” (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen) – The Wrestler

Nominees:
• “Another Way to Die” (performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys, written by Jack White) – Quantum of Solace
• “Down to Earth” (performed by Peter Gabriel, written by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman) – Wall-E
• “I Thought I Lost You” (performed Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, written by Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele) – Bolt
• “Jaiho” (performed by Sukhwinder Singh, written by A.R. Rahman and Gulzar) – Slumdog Millionaire
• “The Wrestler” (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen) – The Wrestler

BEST COMPOSER

Winner: A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees:
• Alexandre Desplat – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Clint Eastwood – Changeling
• Danny Elfman – Milk
• Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard – The Dark Knight
• A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire

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