Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Over at Variety they have a complete list of The Austin Film Critics Association's awards. Most exciting is the fact that they've named "The Dark Knight" best picture of 2008. Here's their Top Ten list (with my comments of course):

  1. "The Dark Knight" - One of My Favorites
  2. "Slumdog Millionaire" - Going to see Thursday
  3. "Milk"
  4. "Synecdoche, New York"
  5. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  6. "The Wrestler"
  7. "Wall*E" - Just saw this Review coming soon - really enjoyed it
  8. "Frost/Nixon"
  9. "Let the Right One In" - Best Foreign Language pic of the year
  10. "Gran Torino" - kind of a surprise.
There's a lot on their list I haven't seen, but all I know is I'm glad they didn't list "Speed Racer" like the folks at Time did. Seriously Speed Racer and no Dark Knight? Seriously Time, Seriously?

The AFCA handed out awards to "The Dark Knight" for Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Adapted Screenplay, Best Score, and of course Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger. (If Ledger is nominated for an Academy Award I'll be very upset)

Best Actor went to Sean Penn for "Milk", Best Actress went to Anne Hathaway for "Rachel Getting Married."

The complete Awards List is below:

"The Dark Knight"

Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight"

Sean Penn, "Milk"

Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married

Supporting Actor:
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress:
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Original Screenplay:
Charlie Kaufman, "Synecdoche, New York

Adapted Screenplay:
"The Dark Knight," Jonthan Nolan & Christopher Nolan

"The Fall," Colin Watkinson

Original Score:
"The Dark Knight," James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmerman

Foreign Language Film:
"Let the Right One In" ("Låt den rätte komma in") (Sweden)

Documentary Film:
"Man on Wire"

Animated Feature:

Breakthrough Artist Award:
Danny McBride, Pineapple Express/The Foot Fist Way/Tropic Thunder

First Film:
Nacho Vigalondo, "Timecrimes" ("Los Cronocrímenes")

Austin Film:

* The above poster is a fan made campaign poster making the rounds on The 'Net in support of 'The Dark Knight' and Heath Ledger. Thanks to Slashfilm for posting it.


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