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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Slumdog Wins DC Film Critics

The DC Film Critics have awarded Slumdog Millionaire its top prize. I believe that is the second major critics group (along with the NBR) to give out their awards. It's funny that their choices did differ from the NBR. Here's a quick look at the major winners:

Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Doubt
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Best Original Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married
Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Other Quick Thoughts:
- No major wins for Sean Penn yet, which I find surprising.
- Heath Ledger has won his first critics awards.  Is this the start to a streak that will lead to the Oscar?
- If Slumdog sweeps next week's big critics awards, there's a chance that Danny Boyle could leap over Fincher in the directing race.
- I respect Meryl Streep, but I honestly am not rooting for her to win.  Dare I say that I'm sick of her?
- Rachel Getting Married has been getting some early love.  Will it translate to the larger critics groups, Globes, and even Oscars?

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