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Critics Choice Awards: The BFCA announces nominees for 2008 | Film-Releases.com

Critics Choice Awards: The BFCA announces nominees for 2008


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New York, NY -- December 9, 2008 -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics' Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. VH1 will again broadcast this year's ceremony Live at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).

Milk and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button lead the pack with eight nominations for the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. Milk received nominations for Best Picture, a Best Actor nod for Sean Penn, two Best Supporting Actor nominations for James Franco and Josh Brolin, Best Director for Gus Van Sant, Best Writer for Dustin Lance Black, and Best Composer for Danny Elfman. The eight nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are for Best Picture, a Best Actor nomination for Brad Pitt, Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress for Taraji P. Henson, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Writer for Eric Roth, and Best Composer for Alexandre Desplat.

The Dark Knight, Doubt and Slumdog Millionaire all tied with six nominations, each including a Best Picture nod. (Listed below) Clint Eastwood received a Best Actor nomination for Gran Torino and a Best Composer nomination for Changeling, which added two nominations for Best Picture and Best
Actress (Angelina Jolie).

The BFCA, the largest film critics' organization with more than 200 members in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of the 17 categories. The Critics' Choice Awards were created by the BFCA to recognize excellence in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2008. The accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab tallied the written ballots.
Historically, the Critics' Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.


THE LIST NOMINEES FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS

Top Nods Go to:
Milk (Eight Nominations)
Best Picture, Best Actor, Two Best Supporting Actor Nominations, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Writer, and Best Composer
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Eight Nominations)
Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Writer, and Best Composer
The Dark Knight (Six Nominations)
Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Action Movie, and Best Composer
Doubt (Six Nominations)
Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Writer
Slumdog Millionaire (Six Nominations)
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Young Actor/Actress, Best Song, and Best Composer

BEST PICTURE
  • Changeling
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Doubt
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Wall-E
  • The Wrestler

    BEST ACTOR
  • Clint Eastwood Gran Torino
  • Richard Jenkins The Visitor
  • Frank Langella Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn Milk
  • Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke The Wrestler

    BEST ACTRESS
  • Kate Beckinsale Nothing But the Truth
  • Cate Blanchett The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie Changeling
  • Melissa Leo Frozen River
  • Meryl Streep Doubt

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Josh Brolin Milk
  • Robert Downey, Jr. Tropic Thunder
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Doubt
  • Heath Ledger The Dark Knight
  • James Franco Milk

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Penelope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Viola Davis Doubt
  • Vera Farmiga Nothing But the Truth
  • Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Marisa Tomei The Wrestler
  • Kate Winslet The Reader

    BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Doubt
  • Milk
  • Rachel Getting Married

    BEST DIRECTOR
  • Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
  • David Fincher The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
  • Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight
  • Gus Van Sant Milk

    BEST WRITER (Original or Adapted Screenplay)
  • Simon Beaufoy Slumdog Millionaire
  • Dustin Lance Black Milk
  • Peter Morgan Frost/Nixon
  • Eric Roth The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • John Patrick Shanley Doubt

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
  • Bolt
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Wall-E
  • Waltz With Bashir

    BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS (Under 21)
  • Dakota Fanning The Secret Life of Bees
  • David Kross The Reader
  • Dev Patel Slumdog Millionaire
  • Brandon Walters Australia

    BEST ACTION MOVIE
  • The Dark Knight
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Iron Man
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Wanted

    BEST COMEDY
  • Burn After Reading
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Role Models
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
  • "John Adams"
  • "Recount"
  • "Coco Chanel"

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • A Christmas Tale
  • Gomorrah
  • I've Loved You So Long
  • Let the Right One In
  • Mongol
  • Waltz With Bashir

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
  • I.O.U.S.A.
  • Man On Wire
  • Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Young At Heart

    BEST SONG
  • "Another Way to Die" Jack White and Alicia Keys/Jack White Quantum of Solace
  • "Down to Earth" Peter Gabriel/Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman Wall-E
  • "I Thought I Lost You" Miley Cyrus and John Travolta/Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele Bolt
  • "Jaiho" Sukhwinder Singh/A.R. Rahman and Gulzar Slumdog Millionaire
  • "The Wrestler" Bruce Springsteen/Bruce Springsteen The Wrestler

    BEST COMPOSER
  • Alexandre Desplat The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Clint Eastwood Changeling
  • Danny Elfman Milk
  • Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard The Dark Knight
  • A.R. Rahman Slumdog Millionaire

    Source: BFCA
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