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indieWIRE CRITICS’ POLL ’08 | Armond White

indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Armond White

This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE’s 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year’s best — and, in many cases, most overlooked — films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of critics poll ballots is available here at indieWIRE and tabulated results are being published by indieWIRE later this month.

Armond White
New York Press

Best Film
1 – Happy Go Lucky
2 – The Witnesses
3 – Rachel Getting Married

Best Performance
1 – Jeffrey Wright, Cadillac Records
2 – Sally Hawkins, Happy Go Lucky
3 – Juliette Binoche, Flight of the Red Balloon
4 – Johan Libereau,The Witnesses
5 – Sami Bouajila, The Witnesses

Best Supporting Performance
1 – Eamonn Walker, Cadillac Records
2 – Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
3 – Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
4 – Beyonce Knowles, Cadillac Records
5 – Tracy Morgan, First Sunday

Best Director
Guy Maddin, My Winnipeg

Best Screenplay
Chaos Theory, Daniel Taplitz

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