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San Diego Film Critics Select 'Slumdog Millionaire' as 2008's Best Film

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San Diego Film Critics Select 'Slumdog Millionaire' as 2008's Best Film

Dev Patel and Anil Kapoor in 'Slumdog Millionaire.'

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Updated February 19, 2014

Members of the San Diego Film Critics Society* voted Slumdog Millionaire as the year's best film. The touching tale of an impoverished teen who wins big on India's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? also took home five other awards including Best Director.

2008 San Diego Film Critics Society Award Winners

Best Film - Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director - Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actress - Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Actor - Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actress- Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor - Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Original Screenplay - Tom McCarthy, The Visitor

Best Adapted Screenplay: - Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Film - Let the Right One In

Best Documentary: Man on Wire

Best Animated Film - WALL-E

Best Cinematography - Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Production Design - Donald Graham Burt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Editing - Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Score - A. R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Ensemble - Frost/Nixon

Body of Work for 2008 - Richard Jenkins for his performances in The Visitor, Burn After Reading, Step Brothers and The Tale of Desperaux.

* - I am a member of the SDFCS and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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