Southeastern critics drink up ‘Milk’

'Shotgun Stories' nab Wyatt Award

The Southeastern Film Critics Assn. has named “Milk” the best pic of 2008.

The critics org also feted “Milk” scribe Dustin Lance Black for best original screenplay and Sean Penn for lead actor.

Anne Hathaway won lead actress honors for her work in “Rachel Getting Married.”

In the supporting categories, Heath Ledger and Penelope Cruz were honored for their work in “The Dark Knight” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” respectively.

The Wyatt Award, which honors a pic that best captures the “spirit of the South,” was given to “Shotgun Stories,” starring “Revolutionary Road” thesp Michael Shannon.

PICTURE
“Milk”
Runners-up:
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“WALL-E”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Wrestler”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Reader”
“The Visitor”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Revolutionary Road”

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:
“Let the Right One In” (Sweden)
Runner-up: “I’ve Loved You So Long” (France)

DOCUMENTARY:
“Man on Wire”
Runner-up: “Young@Heart”

ANIMATED FEATURE:
“WALL-E”
Runner-up: “Kung Fu Panda”

DIRECTOR:
Danny Boyle – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Runner-up: Gus Van Sant – “Milk”

ACTOR:
Sean Penn – “Milk”
Runner-up: Mickey Rourke – “The Wrestler”

ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway – “Rachel Getting Married”
Runner-up: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Heath Ledger – “The Dark Knight”
Runner-up: Robert Downey, Jr. – “Tropic Thunder”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Penelope Cruz – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Runner-up: Viola Davis – “Doubt”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Dustin Lance Black – “Milk”
Runner-up: Robert D. Siegel – “The Wrestler”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Simon Beaufoy – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Runner-up: Eric Roth and Robin Swicord – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

WYATT AWARD (for the film that best captures the “spirit of the South”):
“Shotgun Stories”
Runner-up: “The Order of Myths”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading