‘Slumdog,’ ‘Happy’ top Satellites

DeWitt, Shannon snag supporting statues

Fox Searchlight’s “Slumdog Millionaire” and Miramax’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” topped the International Press Academy’s 13th annual Satellite Awards over the weekend.

“Happy-Go-Lucky” star Sally Hawkins added to her kudos collection with a win for comedic actress, while fellow Brit Ricky Gervais was named best comedic actor for “Ghost Town.”

On the dramatic side, the IPA named Angelina Jolie best actress for “Changeling” and Richard Jenkins best actor for “The Visitor.”

Rosemarie DeWitt and Michael Shannon earned supporting statues for “Rachel Getting Married” and “Revolutionary Road,” respectively.

The group chose Disney/Pixar’s “Wall-E” as Best Animated Film while Italy’s “Gomorrah” was named Best Foreign Language Film. “Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer” and “Man on Wire” tied for Best Documentary.

“Slumdog” also took home trophies for director Danny Boyle and composer A.R. Rahman.

Writer-director Thomas McCarthy won the best original screenplay award for “The Visitor” while “Frost/Nixon” scribe Peter Morgan won best adapted screenplay.

On the television side, Showtime was the big winner as “Dexter” and “State of the Union” took home top honors. “Union’s” Tracey Ullman and “True Blood’s” Anna Paquin earned acting awards along with “Weeds'” Justin Kirk and “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston.

Last year’s Oscar winner “No Country for Old Men” was named the Best DVD of 2008.

View the complete list of winner below:


Motion Picture, Drama
Slumdog Millionaire

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Angelina Jolie, Changeling

Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor

Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town

Actress in a Supporting Role
Rosemarie Dewitt, Rachel Getting Married

Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film
Gomorrah, Italy

Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media

Motion Picture, Documentary
(tie) Anita O’Day: The Life Of A Jazz Singer andMan On Wire

Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Screenplay, Original
Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor

Screenplay, Adapted
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon

Original Score
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Song
“Another Way to Die” Quantum of Solace – Jack White

Mandy Walker, Australia

Visual Effects
Chris Godfrey (VFX supervisor),James E. Price (VFX supervisor), Diana Giorgiutti (VFX producer), Australia

Film Editing
Dan Lebental, Iron Man

Sound (Editing and Mixing)
Richard King, The Dark Knight

Art Direction & Production Design
Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Ian Gracie (Supervising Art Director), Karen Murphy (Art Director), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), Australia

Costume Design
Michael O’Connor, The Duchess


TV Series, Drama

TV Series, Comedy or Musical
State of the Union


Motion Picture Made for TV
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

Actress in a Series, Drama
Anna Paquin, True Blood

Actor in a Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Tracey Ullman, State of the Union

Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Justin Kirk, Weeds

Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV
Judi Dench, Cranford

Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV
Paul Giamatti, John Adams

Actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Fionnula Flanagan, Brotherhood

Actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Nelsan Ellis, True Blood


Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry
Louis Gossett, Jr.

Nikola Tesla Award in Recognition of Visionary Achievements in Filmmaking Technology
Rick Baker

Auteur Award
Baz Luhrmann

Best Ensemble, Television

Outstanding New Talent
Brandon Walters

10 BEST FILMS OF 2008 (listed alphabetically)
The Dark Knight
Frozen River
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Overall DVD
No Country For Old Men

DVD Extras
Iron Man (Two Disc Collector’s Edition)

Youth DVD
Wargames (25th Anniversary Edition)

Documentary DVD

Classic DVD
The Godfather Collection – The Coppola Restoration

DVD Release Of A TV Show
Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Series

(Games must have been released between November 1, 2007 – October 31, 2008 to qualify for consideration.)

Outstanding Sports/Racing Game
NHL ‘09
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts
Honorable Mention: Wii Fit, Nintendo

Outstanding Music/Rhythm Game
Rock Band 2
Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix Music

Outstanding Action/Adventure/Fighting Game
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Kojima Productions

Outstanding Puzzle/Strategy Game
World of Goo
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: 2D Boy

Outstanding Role Playing Game
Fallout 3
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Softworks

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