13th Satellite Awards

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13th Satellite Awards
Date December 14, 2008 (2008-12-14)
Highlights
Best drama film Slumdog Millionaire
Best comedy/musical film Happy-Go-Lucky
Best director Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Best television drama Dexter
Best television comedy Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
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The winners of the 13th Annual Satellite Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2008, were announced on December 14, 2008.

Auteur Award[edit]

  • Baz Luhrmann for his signature scope and style of filmmaking.

Top 10 films[edit]

Film categories[edit]

Best Film - Drama

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Film - Musical or Comedy

Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Foreign Language Film

Gomorrah • Italy

Best Documentary Film

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
Man on Wire

Best Actor - Drama

Richard Jenkins - The Visitor

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy

Ricky Gervais - Ghost Town

Best Actress - Drama

Angelina Jolie - Changeling

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy

Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actor

Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress

Rosemarie DeWitt - Rachel Getting Married

Best Director

Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire

Best Animated or Mixed Media Film

WALL-E

Best Art Direction and Production Design

Australia

Best Cinematography

Australia

Best Costume Design

The Duchess

Best Editing

Iron Man

Best Original Score

Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman

Best Original Song

"Another Way to Die" - Quantum of Solace

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan

Best Screenplay - Original

The Visitor - Thomas McCarthy

Best Sound (Mixing and Editing)

The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects

Australia

Television categories[edit]

Best Series - Drama

Dexter

Best Series - Musical or Comedy

Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Best Miniseries

Cranford

Best TV Film

Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

Best Actor - Drama Series

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series

Justin Kirk - Weeds

Best Actor - Miniseries or TV Film

Paul Giamatti - John Adams

Best Actress - Drama Series

Anna Paquin - True Blood

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series

Tracey Ullman - Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Best Actress - Miniseries or TV Film

Judi Dench - Cranford

Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or TV Film

Nelsan Ellis - True Blood

Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or TV Film

Fionnula Flanagan - Brotherhood

Awards breakdown[edit]

Film[edit]

Winners:

3 / 6 Slumdog Millionaire: Best Director, Film-Drama and Original Score
3 / 9 Australia: Best Art Direction/Production Design, Cinematography and Visual Effects
2 / 2 Happy-Go-Lucky: Best Actress and Film-Musical or Comedy
2 / 3 The Visitor: Best Actor-Drama and Original Screenplay
1 / 1 Ghost Town: Best Actor-Musical or Comedy
1 / 1 Gomorrah: Best Foreign Language Film
1 / 2 Changeling: Best Actress-Drama
1 / 2 Rachel Getting Married: Best Supporting Actress
1 / 3 The Duchess: Best Costume Design
1 / 3 Iron Man: Best Editing
1 / 3 WALL-E: Best Animated or Mixed Media Film
1 / 5 The Dark Knight: Best Sound
1 / 5 Frost/Nixon: Best Adapted Screenplay
1 / 5 Quantum of Solace: Best Original Song
1 / 5 Revolutionary Road: Best Supporting Actor

Losers:

0 / 6 Milk
0 / 4 Brideshead Revisited, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Reader
0 / 3 Choke, Doubt, Frozen River, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Wrestler
0 / 2 The Day the Earth Stood Still, Elegy, In Bruges

Television[edit]

Winners:

2 / 2 Cranford: Best Actress-Miniseries or TV Film and Miniseries
2 / 2 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union: Best Actress and Series-Musical or Comedy
2 / 2 True Blood: Best Actress-Drama and Supporting Actor
1 / 1 Breaking Bad: Best Actor-Drama
1 / 2 Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story: Best TV Film
1 / 2 Weeds: Best Actor-Musical or Comedy Series
1 / 3 Dexter: Best Series-Drama
1 / 3 Brotherhood: Best Supporting Actress
1 / 4 John Adams: Best Actor-Miniseries or TV Film

Losers:

0 / 4 Recount
0 / 3 30 Rock, Bernard and Doris, In Treatment, Mad Men, Pushing Daisies
0 / 2 Damages, God on Trial, Life on Mars

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