Thursday, January 22, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire wins Critics Choice Award

Director Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire won the Critic's Choice award as Best Picture, Boyle won director and the film won five awards overall at Thursday nights Critic's Choics awards for 2008 films. Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Best Action Picture: The Dark Knight Best Comedy Picture: Tropic Thunder Best Animated Picture: Wall-E Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk Best Actress: (tie) Meryl Streep, Doubt; Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married Supp. Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Supp. Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader Best Documentary: Man on Wire Best Foreign Film: Waltz with Bashir - this animated film about Palestine took four years to complete and the director had three kids while working on it! Best TV Movie: John Adams - before presenting this award, Sarah Silverman said "because we all know the best films are being made for tv" Here's a link to all nominations and winners: 2009 Critics Choice Awards Note: When Dustin Hoffman went to announce Best Picture, he first said "it's a three-way tie!" -- then "Just kidding...." Heath Ledger may become the second posthumous Oscar winner for acting, after Peter Finch (Network - "I'm mad a hell!") Here is his first award; personally, I prefer Jack Nicholson, the Joker was a joker, remember, not a morbid sadistic psycho; Ledger was better in Brokeback Mountain, imo, even though that's my least favorite Larry McMurtry (Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove, Comanche Moon) screenplay.

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