Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Best of 2008 Critics Round Up 12/16 [Oscar Watch]

The Southeastern Film Critics Association

PICTURE
"Milk"
Runners-up:
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"WALL-E"
"The Dark Knight"
"The Wrestler"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Reader"
"The Visitor"
"Frost/Nixon"
"Revolutionary Road"

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:
"Let the Right One In" (Sweden)
Runner-up: "I’ve Loved You So Long" (France)

DOCUMENTARY:
"Man on Wire"
Runner-up: "Young@Heart"

ANIMATED FEATURE:
"WALL-E"
Runner-up: "Kung Fu Panda"

DIRECTOR:
Danny Boyle - "Slumdog Millionaire"
Runner-up: Gus Van Sant - "Milk"

ACTOR:
Sean Penn - "Milk"
Runner-up: Mickey Rourke - "The Wrestler"

ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway - "Rachel Getting Married"
Runner-up: Kate Winslet, "The Reader"

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Heath Ledger - "The Dark Knight"
Runner-up: Robert Downey, Jr. - "Tropic Thunder"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Penelope Cruz - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Runner-up: Viola Davis - "Doubt"

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Dustin Lance Black - "Milk"
Runner-up: Robert D. Siegel - "The Wrestler"

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Simon Beaufoy - "Slumdog Millionaire"
Runner-up: Eric Roth and Robin Swicord - "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

WYATT AWARD (for the film that best captures the “spirit of the South”):
"Shotgun Stories"
Runner-up: "The Order of Myths"


San Diego Critics Society


Film:
"Slumdog Millionaire"
Runner-up:
"The Dark Knight"

Foreign Language Film:
“Let the Right One In”

Documentary:
"Man on Wire"

Animated Film:
"Wall-E"

Director:
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Actress:
Kate Winslet, "The Reader"

Actor:
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"

Supporting Actress:
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"

Supporting Actor:
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"

Original Screenplay:
Tom McCarthy, "The Visitor"

Adapted Screenplay:
Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Cinematography:
Anthony Dod Mantle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Production Design:
Donald Graham Burt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Editing:
Chris Dickens, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Score:
A.R. Rahman, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Ensemble Performance:
"Frost/Nixon"

Body of Work for 2008:
Richard Jenkins for "The Visitor", "Burn After Reading", "Step Brothers", and "The Tale of Desperaux"

Kyle Counts Award:
The film program at the San Diego Central Library "for its outstanding contribution to film education and its commitment to eclectic and excellent free public film programs"


Phoenix Film Critics Society

Picture
"Slumdog Millionaire"

Top Ten Films of 2008 (in alphabetical order)

Director
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role
Sean Penn, "Milk"

Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"

Acting Ensemble
The cast of "Milk"

screenplay written directly for the screen
"In Bruges"

screenplay adapted from another medium
"Slumdog Millionaire"

Live Action Family Film
"High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

Overlooked Film
"In Bruges"

Animated Film
"Wall-E"

Foreign Language Film
"Let the Right One In"

Documentary
"Man on Wire"

Original Song
"The Wrestler" from The Wrestler"

Original Score
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Cinematography
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Film Editing
"Slumdog Millionaire"

Production Design
"The Dark Knight"

Costume Design
"The Duchess"

Visual Effects
"The Dark Knight"

Stunts
"The Dark Knight"

Breakout on Camera
Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Breakout Behind the Camera
Martin McDonagh, "In Bruges"

Performance by a Youth - Male
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Performance by a Youth - Female
Dakota Fanning, "Secret Life of Bees"


Austin Film Critics Association


Top 10 Films:

  1. "The Dark Knight
  2. "Slumdog Millionaire"
  3. "Milk"
  4. "Synecdoche, New York"
  5. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  6. "The Wrestler"
  7. "Wall*E"
  8. "Frost/Nixon"
  9. "Let the Right One In"
  10. "Gran Torino"

Picture:
"The Dark Knight"

Director:
Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight"

Actor:
Sean Penn, "Milk"

Actress:
Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married

Supporting Actor:
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress:
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Original Screenplay:
Charlie Kaufman, "Synecdoche, New York

Adapted Screenplay:
"The Dark Knight," Jonthan Nolan & Christopher Nolan

Cinematography:
"The Fall," Colin Watkinson

Original Score:
"The Dark Knight," James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmerman

Foreign Language Film:
"Let the Right One In" ("Låt den rätte komma in") (Sweden)

Documentary Film:
"Man on Wire"

Animated Feature:
"Wall*E"

Breakthrough Artist Award:
Danny McBride, Pineapple Express/The Foot Fist Way/Tropic Thunder

First Film:
Nacho Vigalondo, "Timecrimes" ("Los Cronocrímenes")

Austin Film:
"Crawford"

1 comments:

Richard said...

I am so giddy for all the love Let The Right One In is getting.