DFW Film Critics show MILK some love

Posted on 17 Dec 2008 at 12:56pm

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association released their list for 2008 (Due to membership restrictions, Dallas Voice critics are no longer eligible to cast ballots).

Top 10 of 2008
1. “Slumdog Millionaire”
2. “Milk”
3. “The Dark Knight”
4. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
5. “The Wrestler”
6. “The Visitor”
7. “Frost/Nixon”
8. “Doubt”
9. “Wall-E”
10. “Happy-Go-Lucky”

Best director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire.” Runners-up: David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”; Gus Van Sant, “Milk”; and Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon.”

Best actor: Sean Penn, “Milk.” Runners-up: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”; Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”; Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor.”

Best actress: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married.” Runners-up: Meryl Streep, “Doubt”; Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”; Kristin Scott Thomas, “I’ve Loved You So Long”; and Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road.”

Best supporting actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight.” Runners-up: Josh Brolin, “Milk”; Eddie Marsan, “Happy-Go-Lucky”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”; and Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder.”

Best supporting actress: Viola Davis, “Doubt.” Runners-up: Penelope Cruz “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”; Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”; Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; and Rosemarie Dewitt,“Rachel Getting Married.”

Best foreign language film: “Tell No One.” Runners-up: “Waltz with Bashir”, “Let rhe Right One In”, “I’ve Loved You So Long” and “Gomorrah.”

Best documentary: “Man on Wire.” Runners-up: “Waltz with Bashir,” “Young at Heart,” “Standard Operating Procedure,” and “Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father.”

Best animated film: “Wall-E.” Runner-up: “Kung Fu Panda.”

Best screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk.” Runner-up: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Best cinematography: Wally Pfister, “The Dark Knight.” Runner-up: Claudio Miranda, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Russell Smith Award (honors best low-budget/indie): “Wendy and Lucy.”

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