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Monday, December 15, 2008

Awards Watch: AFI and Satellites 2008

The American Film Institute has named the winners of their 2008 AFI Awards. Their top ten includes two comic book superheroes (The Dark Knight and Iron Man), a robot (WALL-E), a man who ages backwards (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and a professional wrestler (The Wrestler), plus the based-on-fact Frost/Nixon and Milk, indie faves Frozen River and Wendy and Lucy and, of course, Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino).

The AFI "Almanac Honors" will be presented to the creative ensembles for each of this year's recipients in a special luncheon in Los Angeles on January 9.

In other award news from over the weekend, the 13th Annual Satellite Awards were handed out last night. The Best Picture winners were Slumdog Millionaire (Drama) and Happy-Go-Lucky (Comedy or Musical), with these two films also winning, respectively Best Director (Danny Boyle) and Best Actress (Sally Hawkins). Other acting award honors went to The Visitor's Richard Jenkins, Changeling's Angelina Jolie, Ghost Town's Ricky Gervais, Revolutionary Road's Michael Shannon and Rachel Getting Married's Rosemarie DeWitt (thereby ending Penélope Cruz's winning streak).

See the comments section below for a quick look at the Satellite winners.

UPDATE: Here's a video salute to this year's AFI Award winners.

1 comment:

  1. Outstanding Motion Picture - Drama:
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical:

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama:
    Richard Jenkins in The Visitor

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical:
    Ricky Gervais in Ghost Town

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama:
    Angelina Jolie in Changeling

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical:
    Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky

    Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role:
    Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road

    Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role:
    Rosemarie DeWitt in Rachel Getting Married

    Outstanding Director:
    Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire

    Best Screenplay - Original:
    The Visitor

    Best Screenplay - Adapted:

    Outstanding Cinematography:

    Outstanding Art Direction & Production Design:

    Outstanding Costume Design:
    The Duchess

    Outstanding Original Score:
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Outstanding Original Song:
    "Another Way to Die" from Quantum of Solace

    Outstanding Film Editing:
    Iron Man

    Outstanding Sound (Mixing & Editing):
    The Dark Knight

    Outstanding Visual Effects:

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Animated or Mixed Media:

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Foreign Film:

    Outstanding Motion Picture - Documentary (tie):
    Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer / Man on Wire

    Auteur Award:
    Baz Luhrmann for Australia

    Top Ten Films of 2008 (listed alphabetically):
    The Dark Knight
    Frozen River
    The Reader
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire


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