2. Slumdog Millionaire
4. The Dark Knight
5. The Wrestler
6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
7. The Reader
8. The Visitor
10. Revolutionary Road
Sean Penn - Milk
* Runner-up: Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
* Runner-up: Kate Winslet, The Reader
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
* Runner-up: Robert Downey, Jr. - Tropic Thunder
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
* Runner-up: Viola Davis - Doubt
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
* Runner-up: Gus Van Sant - Milk
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dustin Lance Black - Milk
* Runner-up: Robert D. Siegel - The Wrestler
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
* Runner-up: Eric Roth and Robin Swicord - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Let the Right One In (Sweden)
* Runner-up: I've Loved You So Long (France)
Man on Wire
* Runner-up: Young@Heart
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
* Runner-up: Kung Fu Panda
* Runner-up: The Order of Myths
Who got a boost?:
- Danny Boyle for Best Director. The fact that he was able to win the award despite his film's loss in the Best Picture category is a good sign.
- Milk for Best Picture. Another great recovery from the snub by the Golden Globes.
- Let the Right One In for Foreign Language Film.
- Anne Hathaway. She was really starting to lag, but this is proof that she's still a strong contender.
- Kate Winslet for Best Actress. However, it's odd that she was given best actress for The Reader, in a role that the studio behind the film considers supporting.
- Slumdog Millionaire for Adapted Screenplay.
- Benjamin Button for Adapted Screenplay.