The next major critics group have just put out their annual awards list, and this year they’ve given a tie to the top prize. Slumdog Millionare and Wall-e took home the Best Picture award.
This is the second major film group to name Wall-E as Best Picture (The Los Angeles Film Critics also honored Wall-E with their top prize last week) and Slumdog Millionaire is starting to look like a strong contender to win the Oscar this year.
The rest of their awards list looks like this:
Tie: Slumdog Millionaire and WALL-E
Tie: Sean Penn for Milk and Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Gus Van Sant for Milk and Paranoid Park
Dustin Lance Black for Milk
Christopher Doyle and Rain Kathy Li¹ for Paranoid Park
Man on Wire
Best Foreign-Language Film
Let the Right One In
Best Animated Film
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens for Slumdog Millionaire
Best New Filmmaker
Martin McDonagh for In Bruges
Best Ensemble Cast
The best documentary (Man On Wire) and Best Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz) are now virtual locks for the Oscars since I believe each one of them have won every single award handed out this season so far in their respective categories. Take those ones to the bank.