Best of 2008: New York Film Critics Circle Awards

The New York Film Critics Circle announced their picks for the best films of 2008 today. Milk was named Best Film and Happy-Go-Lucky, which I haven’t much about, won two awards. The awards season is starting to develop some patterns with Slumdog Millionaire, Frozen River, WallE, Man on Wire, Rachel Getting Married, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona all receiving awards from various critics groups.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Film: Milk

Best Director: Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married

Best Animated Film: Wall-E

Best Foreign Film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Best First Film: Courtney Hunt, Frozen River

Best Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary: Man on Wire

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