Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: Milk
Best Director: Mike Leigh - Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Documentary: Man on Wire
Best Actor: Sean Penn - Milk
Best Actress - Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin - Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Screenplay: Rachel Getting Married by Jenny Lumet
Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Animated Film: WALL-E
Best Foreign Film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Best First Film: Frozen River, director Courtney Hunt

Who got a boost?:
  • Sally Hawkins for Best Actress. If she can win a handful more critics awards AND snag a Golden Globe nomination, then the Oscar nomination shoudl become a sure bet.
  • Josh Brolin for Best Supporting Actor. Seems to be the supporting cast member from Milk who is getting the most consistent praise.
  • Slumdog Millionaire for Best Cinematography.
  • Jenny Lumet for Best Original Screenplay.
Who got snubbed?:
  • Kate Winslet.
  • Doubt
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Revolutionary Road
  • The Reader
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Australia
  • Revolutionary Road

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