The 2008 Critics Consensus Award Winners



Now this is unexpected! The Critics Consensus Awards have enjoyed Best Picture winners before that haven't won any other prizes, but not like this. 1988's The Unbearable Lightness of Being won in a time when nominations weren't published. Being John Malkovich had three further nominations, all in top categories. WALL-E, however, alongside being the first animated movie to win the CCA Best Picture award, is also the first in the nominations era (since 1990) to win with only one other nomination, which isn't even in a major category - Best Music, which ftr it wasn't even close to winning either. In fairness, had Best Animated Feature existed in 2008, it would have won that too, but winning Best Picture without either competing for Director or a Screenplay award is quite something! Indeed, to make WALL-E's victory even more surprising, it beat that season's awards behemoth Slumdog Millionaire in that movie's sole loss and what was almost its sixth win - a very impressive haul either way. Elsewhere, Sean Penn yet again fails to win an individual acting award, though wins in Ensemble Cast, with Milk only one of two movies to win multiple awards across these 14 categories. And hooray for Sally Hawkins, winning like WALL-E despite not scoring a corresponding Oscar nomination. Remind yourself of the '08 nominations here, and check out their final results below.


Best Picture

WALL-E (Jim Morris and Andrew Stanton)


Best Director

Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)


Best Original Screenplay

Dustin Lance Black (Milk)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)


Best Cinematography

Anthony Dod Mantle (Slumdog Millionaire)


Best Editing

Chris Dickens (Slumdog Millionaire)


Best Music

A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire)


Best Ensemble Cast

Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn and Alison Pill (Milk)


Best Documentary

Man on Wire (Simon Chinn and James Marsh)


Best Foreign Language Film

Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, Carl Molinder and John Nordling)


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