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Austin Film Critics Association 2008 Awards

December 19, 2008, Screens

Austin Film Critics Association 2008 Awards

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: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)

Best Cinematography: Colin Watkinson (The Fall)

Best Original Score: James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer (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 ( and, Laurie Coker (Hill Country News and True View Reviews), Korey Coleman (, Chris Cox (, Cole Dabney ( and 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 ( and INsite magazine), Marc Savlov (The Austin Chronicle), Martin Thomas (, and Eric Vespe (Ain't It Cool News). For more information, visit

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