A Slumdog night
Amy Adams may not have won for her performance in Doubt, but the actress still dazzled on the red carpet (right). Brad and Angie, as always, brought their classic cool (below). As what we believe is the true launching of the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards began the accolade time of year on a high note.
By suddenly making Slumdog Millionaire an early Oscar favorite in a year when there was not one previously, the Critics Choice Awards have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in only their fourteenth year.
Another noteworthy win was that for Wall-E. It won the Best Animated Feature award and in the process solidified that talk Pixar’s little movie that could may find itself an Oscar Best Picture nominee.
Many critics have Wall-E atop their list of movies of 2008 – including SheKnows!
Men bringing the classic style on the red carpet included Brad Pitt (of course…see him and Angie below), Josh Brolin, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Clint Eastwood.
Making the mark for the ladies was Kristen Bell, Marisa Tomei, Julia Ormond and Angela Bassett.
Critics’ Choice Awards winners:
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
Actress (tie): Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Animated Feature: WALL-E
Best Acting Ensemble: Milk
Best Director: Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Best Writer (Original or Adapted Screenplay): Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire
Best Young Actor/Actress (Under 21): Dev Petal – Slumdog Millionaire
Best Action Movie: The Dark Knight
Best Comedy: Tropic Thunder
Best Picture Made For Television: John Adams
Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz With Bashir
Best Documentary Feature: Man On Wire
Best Song: The Wrestler – Bruce Springsteen/Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler
Best Composer: A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire