Friday, December 19, 2008

Utah Film Critics Awards (do these things ever stop!?)

Best Picture
The Dark Knight
(runner-up: Rachel Getting Married)

Best Achievement in Directing
Andrew Stanton, WALL-E
(runner-up: Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight)

Best Lead Performance by an Actor
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
(runners-up: Richard Jenkins, The Visitor; Sean Penn, Milk)

Best Lead Performance by an Actress
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
(runner-up: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married)

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
(no runner-up)

Best Supporting Performance by an 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)

Best Documentary Feature
Man on Wire
(runners-up: Encounters at the End of the World; Waltz with Bashir)

Best Non-English Language Feature
Let the Right One In
(runner-up: Waltz with Bashir)

Best Animated Feature
(runner-up: Kung Fu Panda)

Who got a boost?:
  • The Dark Knight for Best Picture.
  • Rosemarie DeWitt for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Melissa Leo for Best Actress.
  • Rachel Getting Married for Best Original Screenplay.
  • Mickey Rourke for Best Actor.
Who got snubbed?:
  • The cast of Revolutionary Road. DiCaprio has yet to collect a single award, and is in danger off falling out of the race completely.
  • Waltz With Bashir for Best Documentary or Foreign Language Film (though I think I read somewhere that it isn't eligible for the Documentary Oscar.....)

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