BEST DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
BEST ACTOR: Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
BEST ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kate Winslet - The Reader
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: WALL-E (Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Slumdog Millionaire (Simon Beaufoy)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Let the Right One In
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Man On Wire
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: WALL-E
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Dark Knight (Wally Pfister)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: WALL-E (Thomas Newman)
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER: Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire
MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR: Tomas Alfredson - Let the Right One In
Who got a boost?:
- Kate Winslet for Best Supporting Actress. After erroneously being named the winner in the Lead Actress category in several cities (for a role that is clearly supporting), she finally earns a category appropriate award.
- WALL-E for Best Picture.
- Danny Boyle for Best Director. This is the 2nd or 3rd time that he's won the award and his film hasn't won Best Picture. That's pretty damn impressive.
- WALL-E for Best Original Screenplay
- WALL-E for Original Score
- Mickey Rourke for Best Actor. Finally, a Best Actor win that isn't a tie with Sean Penn.
- Revolutionary Road. It's getting strong reviews, but maybe it's the type of film that is deserving of lots of nominations, but not necessarily WINS.
- Doubt in the acting department.
- Penelope Cruz. It seems like her precursor awards have just dried up. Oh well, at this point she's still in the lead for Supporting Actress.
- The Dark Knight for Best Picture. The fact that it didn't pull off any major wins from the city where it was filmed seems...odd.