The Washington D.C. Film Critics announced their favorites of the year today. I'm jumping up and down over here because this list marks Heath Ledger's first American win for his performance as the Joker! Slumdog Millionaire took the big prize, which means the film is 2 for 2. Hrm. I really did like this movie a lot, but Best Picture of the year? I'm not there.
Here's the complete rundown
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Best Breakthrough Performance
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Screenplay
Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married
Best Animated Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
Let The Right One In
Man On Wire
By the way, those last three awards there get a huge WOOOOOOOOOOOT. Mostly Let The Right One In. Cause we all know how I feel about that one :).
As for the other awards, Mickey Roarke & Rosemarie DeWitt were both pretty phenomenal, so I'm happy with those. Haven't seen Doubt yet, but I'm sure Meryl Streep did an amazing job cause, you know, she's Meryl Streep. And just too much Slumdog Millionaire for my taste.
Don't forget - The Golden Globe Noms are announced on Thursday. Still shaping up to be quite the interesting awards season.