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Lost Boy Awards?

Lost Boy Awards?

I’ve been geekily doing this privately for years, but I figured I might as well share this year. I feel like calling them anything puts too much credence on them, hence the question mark (as well as how stupid “lost boy awards” sounds to begin with). But nonetheless, in my dream world, this is what I’d prefer this awards season recognized. There’s six nominees in each category, and they don’t entirely follow Oscar category ways. So with a grain of salt, and after the jump, I present my own personal 2008 awards.

BEST PICTURE
The Dark Knight
Happy-Go-Lucky
Milk
WALL-E
Waltz With Bashir
Wendy & Lucy

BEST DIRECTOR
Arnaud Desplechin, A Christmas Tale
Ari Folman, Waltz With Bashir
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Kelly Reichardt, Wendy & Lucy
Gus Van Sant, Milk

BEST ACTOR
Mathieu Almaric, A Christmas Tale
Leonardo diCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Sean Penn, Milk
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Michelle Williams, Wendy & Lucy
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Emile Hirsch, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Emmanuelle Devos, A Christmas Tale
Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, New York
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Elsa Zylberstein, I’ve Loved You So Long

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Arnaud Desplechin and Emmanuel Bourdieu, A Christmas Tale
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married
Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon, WALL-E

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Francois Begaudeau, The Class
Justin Haythe, Revolutionary Road
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let The Right One In
Kelly Reichardt and Jon Raymond, Wendy & Lucy
Roberto Saviano, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone and Massimo Gaudioso, Gomorrah

BEST CAST ENSEMBLE
Burn After Reading
A Christmas Tale
Milk
Rachel Getting Married
Revolutionary Road
Synecdoche, New York

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
Michael Fassbender, Hunger
Kare Hedebrant, Let The Right One In
Danny McBride, Pineapple Express
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Haaz Sleiman, The Visitor
Micheal J. Smith, Ballast

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACTRESS
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Allison Pill, Milk
Tarra Riggs, Ballast
Misty Upham, Frozen River
Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky

BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Ari Folman, Waltz With Bashir
Lance Hammer, Ballast
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Steve McQueen, Hunger

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WALL-E
Waltz With Bashir

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Christmas Tale
The Class
Gomorrah
Let The Right One In
Tulpan
Waltz With Bashir

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Chris & Don. A Love Story
Man on Wire
My Winnipeg
Trouble The Water
Up The Yangtze
Waltz With Bashir

BEST FILM EDITING
The Dark Knight
Gomorrah
Man on Wire
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
The Wrestler

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Dark Knight
Gomorrah
Hunger
Let The Right One In
Paranoid Park
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Fall
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Synecdoche, New York
WALL-E

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Fall
Revolutionary Road
Savage Grace

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Dracula’s Lament” (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
“Little People” (Synecdoche, New York)
“Jai Ho” (Slumdog Millionaire)
“O… Saya” (Slumdog Millionaire)
“Walk Away” (High School Musical 3)
“The Wrestler” (The Wrestler)

BEST MUSICAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Waltz With Bashir

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