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Boston Society of Film Critics: Winners 2008


I have just finished tossing away the discarded ballots and finished eating the leftover donuts and can report the results of the Boston Society of Film Critics voting for 2008.

Let’s just say it’s a bit eclectic, a bit of a smorgasbord, with only three films getting more than one award (“Wall-E,” and “Slumdog Millionaire” getting two, or maybe one and a half,given the tie for Best Picture,  and “Milk” getting three, or maybe just two and a half, given the tie for Best Actor, and many of the top runners (“Benjamin Button,” Frost/Nixon,” “Revolutionary Road,”  “The Reader,” “Rachel Getting Married”) getting zilch.

Here are the winners:

Best Animated Film:


Best Editing:

“Slumdog Millionaire” (Chris Dickens)

Best Cinematography:

“Paranoid Park” (Chris Doyle)

Best Documentary:

“Man on Wire”

Best Screenplay:


Best Supporting Actress:

Penelope Cruise (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”)

Best Supporting Actor:

Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)

Best Actress:

Sally Hawkins (“Happy-Go-Lucky”)

Best Actor:

Tie between Sean Penn (“Milk”) and Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”)

Best Ensemble Cast:

“Tropic Thunder”

Best Director:

Gus Van Sant (“Paranoid Park” and “Milk”)

Best Picture:

“Wall-E” and “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Foreign Film:

“Let the Right One In”.

Okay, I guess you could say “Paranoid Park” won one and a half, too, since Van Sant won for both it and “Milk.”


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