Tuesday, December 9, 2008

LA Film Critics Awards

Best Picture : WALL-E (Runner-Up : The Dark Knight)
Best Director : Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire (Runner-Up : Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight)
Best Actor : Sean Penn - Milk (Runner-Up : Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler)
Best Actress : Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky (Runner-Up : Melissa Leo - Frozen River)
Best Supporting Actor : Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight (Runner-Up : Eddie Marsan - Happy-Go-Lucky)
Best Supporting Actress : Penelope Cruz - Vicky Christina Barcelona & Elegy (Runner-Up : Viola Davis - Doubt)
Best Screenplay : Mike Leigh - Happy-Go-Lucky (Runner-Up : Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche, New York)
Best Foreign Language Film : Still Life (Runner-Up : The Class)
Best Documentary : Man on Wire (Runner-Up : Waltz With Bashir)
Best Animation : Waltz With Bashir
Best Cinematography : Yu Lik Wai - Still Life (Runner-Up : Anthony Dod Mantle - Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Production Design : Mark Friedberg - Synecdoche, New York (Runner-Up : Nathan Crowley - The Dark Knight)
Best Music/Score : A.R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire (Runner-Up : Alexandre Desplat - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
New Generation : Steve McQueen - Hunger
Douglas E. Edwards independent/experimental film/video : James Benning - RR & Casting a Glance

Notes : WALL-E winning Best Picture, could this up its chances for a Best Picture nod? Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke seem like the clear frontrunners vying for Best Actor. Happy-Go-Lucky is the clear winner of this ceremony, but it will take much more than this for a boost come Oscar time. Kudos for The Dark Knight, also gaining extra points for its Best Picture contention. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As usual, these choices are completely ridiculous, based totally on box-office. LA is a movie town, so they ALWAYS choose the films that put the most people to work. So happy to know that 'Entertainment Tonight' and the E! Channel influence the votes. Let's elect Chelsea Lately and Rachel Zoe as the winners. Does anyone really take these awards seriously outside of Hollywood?