At the Movies

New York Film Critics Online, an organization kind enough to allow yours truly as a member, met today to vote on the best films of the year, and Slumdog Millionaire took the day — apologies to all you Dark Knight freaks out there. (It’s a fine film, and definitely awesome as far as superhero crime flicks go, but best film of the year? Really?) Danny Boyle’s brilliant, swooning Hindi Dickens melodrama won best film, director, screenplay, cinematography, and music score.

The full results are below, or you can read it in Variety.

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Picture
“Slumdog Millionaire”

Director
Danny Boyle w/ Loveleen Tandan – “Slumdog Millionaire”

Actor
Sean Penn – “Milk”

Actress
Sally Hawkins – “Happy-Go-Lucky”

Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger – “The Dark Knight”

Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Cinematography
Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Dod Mantle

Screenplay
“Slumdog Millionaire” – Simon Beaufoy

Foreign Picture
“4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days”

Documentary
“Man on Wire”

Animated Feature
“Wall-E”

Score
Slumdog Millionaire – “A.R. Rahman”

Breakout Performance
Sally Hawkins – “Happy-Go-Lucky”

Debut As Director
Martin McDonagh – “In Bruges”

Ensemble Performance
“Milk”

Pictures (alphabetical)
“Che”
“A Christmas Tale”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Happy-Go-Lucky”
“Milk”
“Rachel Getting Married”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Wall-E”
“The Wrestler”

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