Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New York Critics Love "Milk"

The New York Film Critics Circle announced their annual awards for 2008 today. Here is the list of winners:

Film: "Milk"

Director: Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Actor: Sean Penn, "Milk"

Actress: Sally Hawkins, "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, "Milk"

Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, "Rachel Getting Married"

First Film: Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"

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

Animated Film: "WALL-E

Documentary: "Man on Wire"

Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Source: Variety

I think it's safe to say that Penelope Cruz is officially a lock for a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

3 comments:

Evan Derrick said...

Not bad choices, although I was not a Happy-Go-Lucky fan. Between this and the LA critics awards, I'm disappointed that Fincher didn't snag Best Director for Benjamin Button. I would put him head over shoulders above both Mike Leigh and Danny Boyle.

Matthew Lucas said...

"Happy-Go-Lucky" is OK, but I wouldn't be giving it awards like this. I figured Hawkins would get some nods, but the director/screenplay love it has gotten is surprising.

Sam Juliano said...

I can't comment on what Evan says here, as I haven't seen BENJAMIN BUTTON, (and won't until Christmas Day) but as far as HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, I must admit I did like it more than you two. However my colleague at WitD, Allan Fish, who is British and a Mike Leigh fan feels the film is very overated. The Best Director prize though for Leigh was abit too strong a statement, I'll agree.