14th Critics' Choice Awards

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14th Critics' Choice Awards
Date January 8, 2009
Best Film Slumdog Millionaire

The 14th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to honor the finest achievements in 2008 filmmaking.

Nominees were announced on December 9, 2008.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Action Film[edit]

The Dark Knight

Best Comedy Film[edit]

Tropic Thunder

Best Documentary Film[edit]

Man on Wire

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Waltz with Bashir (Vals im Bashir)Israel

Best Animated Film[edit]


Best Television Film[edit]

John Adams

Best Actor[edit]

Sean PennMilk

Best Actress[edit]

Anne HathawayRachel Getting Married
Meryl StreepDoubt

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Kate WinsletThe Reader

Best Young Performer[edit]

Dev PatelSlumdog Millionaire

Best Cast[edit]


Best Director[edit]

Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay[edit]

Simon BeaufoySlumdog Millionaire

Best Composer[edit]

A. R. RahmanSlumdog Millionaire

Best Song[edit]

"The Wrestler" performed by Bruce SpringsteenThe Wrestler

Joel Siegel Award[edit]

Richard Gere [1]

Awards breakdown[edit]

Number of nominations (minimum 2)

8 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Milk
6 The Dark Knight, Doubt and Slumdog Millionaire
5 The Wrestler
4 Frost/Nixon
3 Changeling, The Reader and WALL·E
2 Bolt, Nothing But the Truth, Quantum of Solace, Rachel Getting Married, Tropic Thunder and Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Number of awards (minimum 2)

5 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Dark Knight and Milk