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indieWIRE CRITICS’ POLL ’08 | Kim Voynar

indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Kim Voynar

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.

Kim Voynar
Movie City News

Best Film
1 – Frozen River
2 – A Christmas Tale
3 – Happy-Go-Lucky
4 – Slumdog Millionaire
5 – Rachel Getting Married
6 – Milk
7 – The Visitor
8 – In Bruges
9 – Chop Shop
10 – Adam Resurrected

Best Performance
1 – Melissa Leo, Frozen River
2 – Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
3 – Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
4 – Jeff Goldblum, Adam Resurrected
5 – Richard Jenkins, The Visitor

Best Supporting Performance
1 – Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
2 – Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
3 – Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
4 – Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
5 – Elsa Zylberstein, I’ve Loved You So Long

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay
Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor

Best First Feature
Frozen River

Best Documentary
Man on Wire

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