Detroit critics go for ‘Slumdog,’ Tomei neck-and-neck with Cruz with sixth win

Posted by · 9:32 pm · December 19th, 2008

(Updated to amend tally error on my part.)

I know I declared a moratorium on these until the dust settles, but I stumbled onto the list of winners for the Detroit Film Critics Society while compiling the master list and didn’t see them reported elsehwere yet, so here you go.  This list is significant to me, though, because Marisa Tomei has officially pulled up right along side of Penelope Cruz, winning her sixth critical kudo.  SAG sure is looking silly for that slight.

The winners, via the DFCS website (nominees were announced Tuesday):

Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
Best Ensemble: “Frost/Nixon”
Best Newcomer: Martin McDonough, writer/director, “In Bruges”

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  • 1 12-19-2008 at 10:20 pm

    andrew said...

    Yay Marisa! Personally I wouldn’t mind a 2nd oscar win from her (even though that’s highly unlikely) because she was amazing in the Wrestler. Amy Adams didn’t deserve her SAG nod!

  • 2 12-19-2008 at 11:45 pm

    Joe.F said...

    im actually surprised Frost/Nixon is winning Ensemble Awards and Nominations over Dark Knight and the horribly over-looked Synecdoche New York. I mean the cast of Frost/Nixon is extremely solid, i just figured it would be the only area Synecdoche is gonna win anything.

  • 3 12-20-2008 at 12:40 am

    SY said...

    Choo… Choo… and the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ bullet train makes a pit stop in Detroit.

  • 4 12-20-2008 at 1:56 am

    uho said...

    nice! hope Marisa wins the oscar!

  • 5 12-20-2008 at 1:56 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    SAG is looking pretty silly all round. So they’ve now ignored the most critically awarded ladies in lead AND support… well done, guys.

    And the “Frost/Nixon” ensemble love is weird to me too, since Langella stomps all over everyone else there.

  • 6 12-20-2008 at 2:22 am

    MARK said...

    i feel adams is out,dewitt and winger split and tomei is in.

  • 7 12-20-2008 at 9:07 am

    Davidraider88 said...

    Umm Kristopher, the only way Tomei is ahead of Cruz is if you pick and choose certain critics awards. Penelope Cruz if far and away ahead of Tomei in both buzz and awards so far. You cant knock the frontrunner because she’s the frontrunner and because you like Tomei better

  • 8 12-20-2008 at 10:18 am

    J.S. said...

    LOL. Tomei will not win the Oscar. Also, if I’m not mistaken, both Cruz and Tomei have six awards.



  • 9 12-20-2008 at 10:25 am

    J.S. said...

    Also, I think it’s quite misleading to simply declare Tomei in the lead. When you look at the quality of the awards that each has actually won, it tells quite a different story.

  • 10 12-20-2008 at 11:59 am

    JC said...

    The Utah Critics’ Association gave out awards also:

    Best Picture: The Dark Knight

    Runner-up: Rachel Getting Married

    Best Non-English Language Feature: Let the Right One In

    Runner-up: Waltz With Bashir

    Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

    Runners-up: Encounters at the End of the World; Waltz With Bashir

    Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

    Runner-up: Kung Fu Panda

    Best Director: Andrew Stanton, WALL-E

    Runner-up: Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight

    Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

    Runners-up: Richard Jenkins, The Visitor; Sean Penn, Milk

    Best Actress: Melissa Leo, Frozen River

    Runner-up: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (no runner-up)

    Best Supporting Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married

    Runners-up: Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading; Misty Upham, Frozen River; Evan Rachel Wood, The Wrestler

    Best Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married

    Runner-up: Robert Siegel, The Wrestler

  • 11 12-20-2008 at 12:15 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    J.S.: You’re right. I was going by the MCN chart which had six wins listed for Tomei before this one. It has since been amended, it seems.

    As for your other comment, no one is jumping to the conclusion that Tomei is “in the lead” for an Oscar win, so don’t go putting words into anyone’s mouth. She’s still at #5 for me because the SAG left her off and that’s big. Now, feel free to LOL in peace, but jumping to conclusions like that is a bit unnecessary.

  • 12 12-20-2008 at 12:33 pm

    J.S. said...

    Your initial post said something like “Tomei takes the lead,” and I guess I just interpreted that to mean the general Oscar race, as opposed to the critics awards. Also, what effect (if any?) do you think these minor wins have for Tomei? It seems to me that voters do not pay attention to the Detroit or Phoenix film critics. Cruz has received so much press for her NYFCC/LAFCA/NBR trifecta, but Tomei has received basically nothing for her 6 critics’ wins.

  • 13 12-20-2008 at 4:30 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Again, I never said she was going to win the award. In fact, all I said was that SAG looks silly for dissing her and that she is, nevertheless, still in my #5 spot as a result.

  • 14 12-21-2008 at 2:43 am

    Rob said...

    I just don’t understand why the Screen Actors Guild look “silly” for ignoring someone. Perhaps the voting body actually prefered other work. I really dislike the notion that awards groups exist to ‘predict the oscars’ rather than exist in their own right, and vote for the performances and films which they have enjoyed.

    Of course it goes on (its the only reason the Globes and Critics Choice Awards can keep themselves on air), but it all seems a little daft to me.

  • 15 12-21-2008 at 3:43 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Fair enough, Rob. However, in my opinion, anyone who actually prefers Amy Adams’ performance to Marisa Tomei’s (or Rosemarie DeWitt’s, for that matter) looks pretty silly too.