Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2008 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

A few minutes ago the voting ended and here are the award winners for some categories.

Best Picture: Milk
Best First Film: Frozen River
Best Animated Film: WALL-E
Best Foreign Film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Romania
Best Director: Mike Leigh for Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Actress: Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Actor: Sean Penn in Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin in Milk

To check all the award winners go here. The Circle's awards are often viewed as harbingers of the Oscar nominations. The Circle's awards are also viewed -- perhaps more accurately -- as a principled alternative to the Oscars, honoring esthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and political pressures.

Last year some of the NYFCC award winners went to win Oscar’s and if you feel like checking the 07 winners go here.

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