Monday, December 15, 2008

New York Film Critics Online Awards Keep Slumdog Millionaire's Momentum Rolling - Plus, AP Chimes In [Oscar Watch]

Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner with the NY Online Film Critics today, taking away five of the top prizes. Also, Che makes its first appearance on a top ten list & Happy Go Lucky gets some more well deserved love. 


"Slumdog Millionaire"

Danny Boyle w/ Loveleen Tandan - "Slumdog Millionaire"
Sean Penn - "Milk"

Sally Hawkins - "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger - "The Dark Knight"

Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Slumdog Millionaire - Anthony Dod Mantle

Screenplay"Slumdog Millionaire" - Simon Beaufoy

Foreign Picture
"4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days"
"Man on Wire"

Animated Feature

Slumdog Millionaire - "A.R. Rahman"

Breakout Performance
Sally Hawkins - "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Debut As Director
Martin McDonagh - "In Bruges"

Ensemble Performance

Pictures (alphabetical)
"A Christmas Tale""The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Rachel Getting Married"
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"The Wrestler"

Top Ten from AP's critics

David Germain

1. Happy Go Lucky
2. Wall-E
3. Encounters at the End of the World
4. Slumdog Millionaire
5. Frozen River
6. The Visitor
7. The Wrestler
8. Frost/Nixon
9 . The Dark Knight
10. Wendy & Lucy

Christy Lemire

1. The Wrestler
2. Frost/Nixon
3. Man on Wire
4. Waltz with Bashir
5. Wall-E
6. Benjamin Button
7. Frozen River
8. Milk
9. Paranoid Park
10. Iron Man

No Slumdog Millionaire on Lemire's list! I liked the movie a lot, I really did, but I don't think it's the best picture of the year and it's nice to see someone agree with me. Granted, The Dark Knight is also off her list, but Iron Man is, so it's all good.

Which two films do all three lists have in common? Wall-E & The Wrestler, neither of which have been pegged as locks for a Best Pic nod come Oscar time. But it's beginning to look more and more like these two may sneak in at the end, edging out fare like Frost/Nixon, The Dark Knight & possibly Milk, if the Golden Globes are any indication. 

More best of 2008 lists to be posted as they come in. LQ loves herself some Oscar watch.


david said...

iron man is a fine movie and all and an ocassionally rousing entertainment, but seriously - if you think it's one of the ten best movies of the year you're either off your face on silly meds or only saw 10 movies this year. word to your mother.