CRITICS CHOICE NOMINEES

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Also announced today were the BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION’S nominees for their annual CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS.

My selections, as always, in bold…

BEST PICTURE
CHANGELING
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
DOUBT
FROST/NIXON
MILK
THE READER
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
WALL-E
THE WRESTLER

BEST ACTOR
CLINT EASTWOOD – GRAN TORINO
RICHARD JENKINS – THE VISITOR
FRANK LANGELLA – FROST/NIXON
SEAN PENN – MILK
BRAD PITT – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
MICKEY ROURKE – THE WRESTLER

BEST ACTRESS
KATE BECKINSALE – NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
CATE BLANCHETT – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
ANNE HATHAWAY – RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
ANGELINA JOLIE – CHANGELING
MELISSA LEO – FROZEN RIVER
MERYL STREEP – DOUBT

SUPPORTING ACTOR
JOSH BROLIN – MILK
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. – TROPIC THUNDER
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – DOUBT
HEATH LEDGER – THE DARK KNIGHT
JAMES FRANCO – MILK

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PENELOPE CRUZ – VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
VIOLA DAVIS – DOUBT
VERA FARMIGA – NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
TARAJI P. HENSON – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
MARISA TOMEI – THE WRESTLER
KATE WINSLET – THE READER

ACTING ENSEMBLE
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
DOUBT
MILK
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

BEST DIRECTOR
DANNY BOYLE – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
DAVID FINCHER – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
RON HOWARD – FROST/NIXON
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN – THE DARK KNIGHT
GUS VAN SANT – MILK

BEST WRITER (ORIGINAL/ADAPTED)
SIMON BEAUFOY – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
DUSTIN LANCE BLACK – MILK
PETER MORGAN – FROST/NIXON
ERIC ROTH – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY – DOUBT

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BOLT
KUNG FU PANDA
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
WALL-E
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
DAKOTA FANNING – THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
DAVID KROSS – THE READER
DEV PATEL – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
BRANDON WALTERS – AUSTRALIA

BEST ACTION MOVIE
THE DARK KNIGHT
INDIANA JONES & THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
IRON MAN
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
WANTED

BEST COMEDY
BURN AFTER READING
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
ROLE MODELS
TROPIC THUNDER
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A CHRISTMAS TALE
GOMORRAH
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
MONGOL
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

BEST DOCUMENTARY
I.O.U.S.A.
MAN ON WIRE
ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED & DESIRED
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
YOUNG @HEART

BEST SONG
ANOTHER WAY TO DIE (JACK WHITE & ALICIA KEYS) – QUANTUM OF SOLACE
DOWN TO EARTH (PETER GABRIEL) – WALL-E
I THOUGHT I LOST YOU (MILEY CYRUS & JOHN TRAVOLTA) – BOLT
JAIHO (SUKWINDER SINGH) – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
THE WRESTLER (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) – THE WRESTLER

BEST COMPOSER
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
CLINT EASTWOOD – CHANGELING
DANNY ELFMAN – MILK
HANS ZIMMER/JAMES NEWTON HOWARD – THE DARK KNIGHT
A.H. RAHMAN – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

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