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Online Critics Call Wall’E Year’s Best Picture
The internet-based critics group known as the Online Film Critics Society has named Wall’E best picture of the year. The group also gave the Pixar/Disney CG-animated film honors for best original screenplay and best animated movie of the year.
The Dark Knight won four honors from the group, as did Let the Right One In, a vampire film from Sweden. The Batman sequel The Dark Knight won best director for Christopher Nolan, supporting actor for Heath Ledger as the Joker, cinematography for Wally Pfister, and original score for James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer.
Let the Right One In won the best foreign-language film honor, best adapted screenplay and a pair of newcomers awards for director Tomas Alfredson and actress Lina Leandersson.
Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler earned two acting honors, with Mickey Rourke winning best actor and Marisa Tomei winning supporting actress. The remaining winners are Michelle Williams as best actress for Wendy and Lucy, Slumdog Millionaire for best editing, and Man on Wire for best documentary.