By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 14, 2008 at 8:40AM
The Boston Society of Film Critics' Awards were announced today, with Andrew Stanton's "WALL-E" and Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" tying for best picture of the year. "WALL-E" also won best animated film, while "Slumdog" picked up an award for Chris Dickens' editing. Gus Van Sant's "Milk" won the most honors, including Van Sant himself for directing (an award shared for his work on "Paranoid Park") and Dustin Lance Black for best screenplay. Sean Penn tied "The Wrestler"'s Mickey Rourke for best actor, while Sally Hawkins, Heath Ledger and Penelope Cruz continued sweeps or near-sweeps of critics' awards for actress, supporting actor and supporting actress, respectively. "Man on Wire" took best documentary, "Let The Right One In" best foreign language film, and Christopher Doyle and Rain Kathy Li won best cinematography for "Paranoid Park." The cast of "Tropic Thunder" was Boston's rather surprising choice for best ensemble, while "In Bruges' Martin McDonagh beat some heavy competition for best new filmmaker.