13th Satellite Awards

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13th Satellite Awards
Date December 14, 2008 (2008-12-14)
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

The 13th Satellite Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2008, were announced on December 14, 2008.


Special Achievement Awards[edit]

Auteur Award (for his signature scope and style of filmmaking)Baz Luhrmann

Mary Pickford Award (for outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry)Louis Gossett Jr.

Nikola Tesla Award (for his innovative make-up, prosthetics, and creature effects in films)Rick Baker

Outstanding New TalentBrandon Walters

Film winners and nominees[edit]

Best Actor – Drama[edit]

Richard JenkinsThe Visitor

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy[edit]

Ricky GervaisGhost Town

Best Actress – Drama[edit]

Angelina JolieChangeling

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy[edit]

Sally HawkinsHappy-Go-Lucky

Best Animated or Mixed Media Film[edit]


Best Art Direction and Production Design[edit]


Best Cinematography[edit]


Best Costume Design[edit]

The Duchess

Best Director[edit]

Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire

Best Documentary Film[edit]

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

Best Editing[edit]

Iron Man

Best Film – Drama[edit]

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Film – Musical or Comedy[edit]


Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Gomorrah • Italy

Best Original Score[edit]

Slumdog MillionaireA. R. Rahman

Best Original Song[edit]

"Another Way to Die" – Quantum of Solace

Best Screenplay – Adapted[edit]

Frost/NixonPeter Morgan

Best Screenplay – Original[edit]

The VisitorTom McCarthy

Best Sound[edit]

The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Michael ShannonRevolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Rosemarie DeWittRachel Getting Married

Best Visual Effects[edit]


Television winners and nominees[edit]

Best Actor – Drama Series[edit]

Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Series[edit]

Justin KirkWeeds

Best Actor – Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Paul GiamattiJohn Adams

Best Actress – Drama Series[edit]

Anna PaquinTrue Blood

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy Series[edit]

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman's State of the Union

Best Actress – Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Judi DenchCranford

Best Miniseries[edit]


Best Series – Drama[edit]


Best Series – Musical or Comedy[edit]

Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Best Supporting Actor – (Mini)Series or TV Film[edit]

Nelsan EllisTrue Blood

Best Supporting Actress – (Mini)Series or TV Film[edit]

Fionnula FlanaganBrotherhood

Best TV Film[edit]

Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

New Media winners and nominees[edit]

Best Classic DVD[edit]

The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and The Godfather Part III The Godfather Collection - The Coppola Restoration

Best DVD Extras[edit]

Iron Man Two-Disc Collector's Edition

Best DVD Release of TV Shows[edit]

Outstanding Action/Adventure Game[edit]

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Outstanding Music/Rhythm Game[edit]

Rock Band 2

Outstanding Overall Blu-Ray[edit]

Sleeping Beauty Two-Disc 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition Blu-Ray and DVD

Outstanding Overall DVD[edit]

No Country for Old Men

Outstanding Puzzle/Strategy Game[edit]

World of Goo

Outstanding Sports/Racing Game[edit]

NHL 09

Outstanding Youth DVD[edit]

WarGames (25th Anniversary Edition)

Awards breakdown[edit]



3 / 6 Slumdog Millionaire: Best Director / Best Film – Drama / Best Original Score
3 / 9 Australia: Best Art Direction and Production Design / Best Cinematography & Visual Effects
2 / 2 Happy-Go-Lucky: Best Actress & Film – Musical or Comedy
2 / 3 The Visitor: Best Actor – Drama / Best Screenplay – Original
1 / 1 Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer: Best Documentary Film
1 / 1 Ghost Town: Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
1 / 1 Gomorrah: Best Foreign Language Film
1 / 1 Man on Wire: Best Documentary 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 / 4 WALL-E: Best Animated or Mixed Media Film
1 / 5 The Dark Knight: Best Sound
1 / 5 Frost/Nixon: Best Screenplay – Adapted
1 / 5 Quantum of Solace: Best Original Song
1 / 5 Revolutionary Road: Best Supporting Actor


0 / 6 Milk
0 / 4 Brideshead Revisited, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Reader
0 / 3 Choke, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
0 / 2 City of Ember, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Doubt, Elegy, Horton Hears a Who!, In Bruges, Frozen River, Waltz with Bashir (Vals im Bashir), The Wrestler



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


0 / 4 Recount
0 / 3 30 Rock, Bernard and Doris, Mad Men, Pushing Daisies, In Treatment,
0 / 2 Damages, God on Trial, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Last Enemy, Life on Mars

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