And the critics just keep on coming

Posted by · 6:49 am · December 16th, 2008

Thanks to AwardsDaily, ever on the ball, for pointing out yet another set of critics’ awards, this time the Phoenix Film Critics Society. Somebody stop the madness!

Anyway, more gongs for “Slumdog,” “Let the Right One In,” Danny Boyle, Sean Penn, Heath Ledger zzzzzzzzz…

Sorry, dozed off there. But hey, any “In Bruges” love is good love. The full (and very long) list after the cut, including such exciting categories as Best Live-Action Family Film. Enjoy:

Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
Best Original Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, “In Bruges”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Let the Right One In”
Best Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
Best Animated Feature: “WALL-E”
Best Ensemble: “Milk”
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Best Production Design: Nathan Crowley, “The Dark Knight”
Best Costume Design: Michael O’Connor, “The Duchess”
Best Film Editing: Chris Dickens, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Best Original Song: Bruce Springsteen, “The Wrestler”
Best Visual Effects: “The Dark Knight”
Best Stunts: “The Dark Knight”

Best Performance by a Youth (Male): Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Performance by a Youth (Female): Dakota Fanning, “The Secret Life of Bees”
Best Breakout Behind the Camera: Martin McDonagh, “In Bruges”
Best Breakout on Camera: Dev Patel, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Overlooked Film: “In Bruges”
Best Live Action Family Film: “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

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”




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5 responses so far

  • 1 12-16-2008 at 7:08 am

    William Goss said...

    Almost would’ve been easier to just send out the list of films they DIDN’T nominate…

  • 2 12-16-2008 at 9:11 am

    Ryan said...

    Glad that Ayush Mahesh Khedekar was recognized for something. Dev Patel is great and all but his younger counterparts were also quite good.

  • 3 12-16-2008 at 10:46 am

    Kokushi said...

    These awards need to give BP to other movies, people know (i cant wait to see both) slumdog, milk , wall-e are winning everywhere, give TDK a BP so people can shock and not expecting the same results over and over again.

  • 4 12-16-2008 at 7:56 pm

    The Rake said...

    Yeah, we’ve been covering many of these awards too, it looks like Slumdog is a HOT contender. Our review has it as the #2 movie this year. Great job guys, love keeping up to date on the latest awards info.