Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2008

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20th CFCA Awards

December 18, 2008

Best Film:

The 21st Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, given by the CFCA on December 18, 2008, honored the best in film for 2008. Disney/Pixar's WALL-E became the most successful film in this year's ceremony, won four awards, including Best Film, out of five nominations. Slumdog Millionaire won three awards, while The Dark Knight and Let the Right One In won two awards.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Danny Boyle, Best Director winner
Mickey Rourke, Best Actor winner
Anne Hathaway, Best Actress winner
Heath Ledger, Best Supporting Actor winner
Kate Winslet, Best Supporting Actress winner

Best Actor[edit]

Mickey RourkeThe Wrestler

Best Actress[edit]

Anne HathawayRachel Getting Married

Best Animated Film[edit]


Best Cinematography[edit]

The Dark KnightWally Pfister

Best Director[edit]

Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Film[edit]

Man on Wire

Best Film[edit]


Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in), Sweden

Best Original Score[edit]

WALL-EThomas Newman

Best Screenplay – Adapted[edit]

Slumdog MillionaireSimon Beaufoy

Best Screenplay – Original[edit]

WALL-EAndrew Stanton and Jim Reardon

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight (posthumously)

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Kate WinsletThe Reader

Most Promising Filmmaker[edit]

Tomas AlfredsonLet the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in)

Most Promising Performer[edit]

Dev PatelSlumdog Millionaire