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Sunday, January 04, 2009

43rd National Society of Film Critics Awards Winners


Yesterday the NSFC at Sardi’s Restaurant in NYC voted for the best of the best during 2008 and here is their selection. For those not familiar with this critics’ group let me say that is perhaps the most prestigious group in the USA and is the FIPRESCI representative in the USA.

Best Picture
1. Waltz with Bashir
2. Happy-Go-Lucky
2. WALL-E

Best Director
1. Mike Leigh for Happy-Go-Lucky
2. Gus Van Sant for Milk and Paranoid Park
3. Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay
1. Happy-Go-Lucky
2. A Christmas Tale
3. Synedoche, New York

Best Cinematography
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. Flight of the Red Balloon
3. The Dark Knight
4. Still Life

Best Actress
1. Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky
2. Melissa Leo in Frozen River
3. Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy

Best Actor
1. Sean Penn in Milk
2. Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
3. Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino

Best Supporting Actress
1. Hanna Schygulla in The Edge of Heaven
2. Viola Davis in Doubt
3. Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Actor
1. Eddie Marsan in Happy-Go-Lucky
2. Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
3. Josh Brolin in Milk

Best Nonfiction Film
1. Man on Wire
2. Trouble the Water
3. Encounters at the End of the World

Best Experimental Film: Razzle Dazzle by Ken Jacobs

To read the complete press release go here.

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