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Austin Film Critics Association Announces Year-End Awards

The Austin Film Critics Association loves it some bat

By Kimberley Jones, 2:43PM, Tue. Dec. 16, 2008

Austin Hearts the Bat
Austin Hearts the Bat

The Austin Film Critics Association just announced its 2008 awards, with The Dark Knight doing a lot of damage. Top ten anointed films of the year below, with the 16 other categories after the jump.

Top 10 Films:
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
Synecdoche, New York
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Wrestler
Let the Right One In
Gran Torino

Best Film: The Dark Knight
Best Director: Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
Best Actor: Sean Penn (Milk)
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Best Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Best Original Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jonthan Nolan and Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
Best Cinematography: Colin Watkinson (The Fall)
Best Original Score: James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmerman (The Dark Knight)
Best Foreign Language Film: Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in)
Best Documentary Film: Man on Wire
Best Animated Film: WALL*E
Breakthrough Artist Award: Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, The Foot Fist Way, Tropic Thunder)
Best First Film: Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes)
Best Austin Film: Crawford

The membership of the Austin Film Critics Association includes Marjorie Baumgarten (The Austin Chronicle), C. Robert Cargill (Film.com & Spill.com), Laurie Coker (The Hill Country News & True View Reviews), Korey Coleman (Spill.com), Chris Cox (Spill.com), Cole Dabney (coleandbobby.com & INsite Magazine), Victor Diaz (News 8 Austin), Charles Ealy (Austin American-Statesman), Chris Garcia (Austin American-Statesman), Kimberley Jones (The Austin Chronicle), Jette Kernion (Cinematical), Harry Knowles (Ain’t It Cool News), Robert McCurdy (coleandbobby.com & INsite Magazine), Marc Savlov (The Austin Chronicle), Martin Thomas (Spill.com), and Eric Vespe (Ain’t It Cool News).

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