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"WALL-E" Leads Chicago Critics' Winners

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 18, 2008 at 8:53AM

The Chicago Film Critics' Association has announced the winners of their nominations, with Andrew Stanton's "WALL-E" leading, taking awards for best picture, best original screenplay, best animated feature, and best original score.
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The Chicago Film Critics' Association has announced the winners of their nominations, with Andrew Stanton's "WALL-E" leading, taking awards for best picture, best original screenplay, best animated feature, and best original score.

"Slumdog Millionaire" was the other big winner, taking best director for Danny Boyle, most promising newcomer for Dev Patel and best adapted screenplay for Simon Beaufoy. Other winners included "Rachel Getting Married"'s Anne Hathaway for best actress, "The Wrestler"'s Mickey Rourke for best actor, "The Reader"'s Kate Winslet for best supporting actress, and "The Dark Knight"'s Heath Ledger for best supporting actor. "Man on Wire" took best documentary, while Tomas Alfredson's 'Let The Right One In" won both best foreign language film and most promising director.