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L.A. Film Critics Pick WALL’E

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L.A. Film Critics Pick WALL’E

Disney/Pixar’s WALL’E was voted Best Picture of the Year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight was named runner-up for Best Picture, while Best Animated Feature went to Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir, which also got runner-up in the Documentary category. LAFCA’s 34th annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Monday, Jan. 12 at the InterContinental Los Angeles.

Founded in 1975, LAFCA is comprised of professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. Each December, members vote on the year’s Achievement Awards, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera. The group’s Career Achievement Award, announced in October, this year goes to producer John Calley, whose credits include The Da Vinci Code and its upcoming sequel, Angels and Demons, as well as Remains of the Day, Postcards from the Edge and Catch 22, among others.

2008 LAFCA Winners:

DIRECTOR

Danny Boyle, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Runner-up: Christopher Nolan, THE DARK KNIGHT

ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

Runner-up: Melissa Leo, FROZEN RIVER

ACTOR

Sean Penn, MILK

Runner-up: Mickey Rourke, THE WRESTLER

SCREENPLAY

Mike Leigh, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

Runner-up: Charlie Kaufman, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Penelope Cruz, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA and ELEGY

Runner-up: Viola Davis, DOUBT

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Heath Ledger, THE DARK KNIGHT

Runner-up: Eddie Marsan, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

STILL LIFE directed by Jia Zhangke

Runner-up: THE CLASS directed by Laurent Cantet

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM

MAN ON WIRE directed by James Marsh

Runner-up: WALTZ WITH BASHIR directed by Ari Folman

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mark Friedberg, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK

Runner-up: Nathan Crowley, THE DARK KNIGHT

ANIMATION

WALTZ WITH BASHIR

MUSIC/SCORE

A.R. Rahman, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Yu Lik-wai, STILL LIFE

Runner-up: Anthony Dod Mantle, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

NEW GENERATION

Steve McQueen, HUNGER

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

John Calley (previously announced)

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO

James Benning, RR 
and CASTING A GLANCE

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