Chicago Film Critics

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Best Picture

Best Director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Original Screenplay
WALL-E (Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Slumdog Millionaire (Simon Beaufoy)

Best Foreign Language Film
Let the Right One In

Best Documentary
Man On Wire

Best Animated Feature

Best Cinematography
The Dark Knight (Wally Pfister)

Best Original Score
WALL-E (Thomas Newman)

Most Promising Performer
Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire

Most Promising Filmmaker
Tomas Alfredson – Let the Right One In


Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle–Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher–The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan–The Dark Knight
Andrew Stanton–WALL-E
Gus Van Sant–Milk

Best Actor
Clint Eastwood–Gran Torino
Richard Jenkins–The Visitor
Frank Langella–Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn–Milk
Mickey Rourke–The Wrestler

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway–Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins–Happy-Go-Lucky
Angelina Jolie–Changeling
Melissa Leo–Frozen River
Meryl Streep–Doubt

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Downey Jr.–Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman–Doubt
Bill Irwin–Rachel Getting Married
Heath Ledger–The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon–Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams–Doubt
Penelope Cruz–Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis–Doubt
Rosemarie Dewitt–Rachel Getting Married
Kate Winslet–The Reader

Best Original Screenplay
In Bruges–Martin McDonagh
Milk–Dustin Lance Black
Rachel Getting Married–Jenny Lumet
Synecdoche, N.Y. –Charlie Kaufman
WALL*E–Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button–Eric Roth
The Dark Knight–Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
Doubt–John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon–Peter Morgan
Slumdog Millionaire–Simon Beaufoy

Best Foreign Language Film
The Band’s Visit
A Christmas Tale
I’ve Loved You So Long
Let the Right One In

Best Documentary
American Teen
Dear Zachary
Man On Wire
Standard Operating Procedure

Best Animated Feature
Kung-Fu Panda
Tale of Desperaux
Waltz with Bashir

Best Cinematography
Australia–Mandy Walker
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button–Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight–Wally Pfister
The Fall–Colin Watkinson
Slumdog Millionaire–Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Original Score
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button–Alexandre Desplat
The Dark Knight–Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard
Milk–Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire–A.R. Rahman
WALL-E–Thomas Newman

Most Promising Performer
Russell Brand–Forgetting Sarah Marshall
David Kross–The Reader
Lina Leandersson–Let the Right One In
Dev Patel–Slumdog Millionaire
Brandon Walters–Australia

Most Promising Filmmaker
Tomas Alfredson–Let the Right One In
Lance Hammer–Ballast
Courtney Hunt–Frozen River
Martin McDonagh–In Bruges
Steve McQueen–Hunger

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~ David Simon