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"Slumdog" Takes Five At Critic's Choice Awards

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 9, 2009 at 4:26AM

The 14th Annual Broadcast Film Critics' Association's Critics Choice Awards were handed out Thursday night, with Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" dominating, taking awards for best picture, best director (Danny Boyle), best screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), best composer (A.R. Rahman), and best young actor (Dev Patel). Other major winners include a tie for best actress, resulting in wins for former "The Devil Wears Prada" co-stars Anne Hathaway (who was in attendance) and Meryl Streep (who wasn't), and "Milk's Sean Penn for best actor. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which led with eight nominations going in, went home empty-handed. The full list of announced winners is below.
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The 14th Annual Broadcast Film Critics' Association's Critics Choice Awards were handed out Thursday night, with Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" dominating, taking awards for best picture, best director (Danny Boyle), best screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), best composer (A.R. Rahman), and best young actor (Dev Patel). Other major winners include a tie for best actress, resulting in wins for former "The Devil Wears Prada" co-stars Anne Hathaway (who was in attendance) and Meryl Streep (who wasn't), and "Milk's Sean Penn for best actor. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which led with eight nominations going in, went home empty-handed. The full list of announced winners is below.

And the winners are:

Best Picture: "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Director: Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Actor: Sean Penn, "Milk"
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, "Doubt" & Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married" (tie)
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, "The Reader"
Best Writer: Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Waltz With Bashir"
Best Animated Film: "WALL-E"
Best Documentary: "Man On Wire"
Best Acting Ensemble: "Milk"
Best Young Actor/Actress: Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Composer: A.R. Rahman, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Best Song: "The Wrestler," by Bruce Springsteen ("The Wrestler")
Best Action Film: "The Dark Knight"
Best Comedy Movie: "Tropic Thunder"