New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. It is considered one of the most important precursors to the Academy Awards. Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle's membership includes film critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers and magazines. In December of each year, the organization meets to vote on awards for films released in the previous calendar year.

Best Picture

Best Director
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Actor
Sean Penn, Milk

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Milk

Best Screenplay
Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married

Best Cinematographer
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Animated Film

Best First Film
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River

Best Foreign Film
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
Man on Wire


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