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"Dark Knight" For Austin Film Critics

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 20, 2008 at 8:59AM

The Austin Film Critics' Association's annual awards saw Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" sweep the honors, taking best picture, best director, best supporting actor for Heath Ledger, best adapted screenplay for Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and best original score for James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer. Other winners included Sean Penn and Anne Hathaway for best actor and actress, "The Curious Case of Benjamin "'s Taraji P. Henson for best supporting actress, "Synecdoche, New York"'s Charlie Kaufman for best original screenplay, and "Let The Right One In" for best foreign language film. "Wall-E" added another best animated film honor to its pile, as did "Man on Wire" for best documentary, while Danny McBride and Nacho Vigalondo took their first critics' awards for best breakthrough artist and first filmmaker, respectively, and "Crawford" for best Austin film.
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The Austin Film Critics' Association's annual awards saw Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" sweep the honors, taking best picture, best director, best supporting actor for Heath Ledger, best adapted screenplay for Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and best original score for James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer. Other winners included Sean Penn and Anne Hathaway for best actor and actress, "The Curious Case of Benjamin "'s Taraji P. Henson for best supporting actress, "Synecdoche, New York"'s Charlie Kaufman for best original screenplay, and "Let The Right One In" for best foreign language film. "Wall-E" added another best animated film honor to its pile, as did "Man on Wire" for best documentary, while Danny McBride and Nacho Vigalondo took their first critics' awards for best breakthrough artist and first filmmaker, respectively, and "Crawford" for best Austin film.