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

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

Top 10 films[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Auteur Award[edit]

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

Film[edit]

Best Actor - Drama[edit]

Richard Jenkins - The Visitor

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Ricky Gervais - Ghost Town

Best Actress - Drama[edit]

Angelina Jolie - Changeling

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Animated or Mixed Media Film[edit]

WALL-E

Best Art Direction and Production Design[edit]

Australia

Best Cinematography[edit]

Australia

Best Costume Design[edit]

The Duchess

Best Director[edit]

Danny Boyle - Slumdog 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]

Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Gomorrah • Italy

Best Original Score[edit]

Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman

Best Original Song[edit]

"Another Way to Die" - Quantum of Solace

Best Screenplay - Adapted[edit]

Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan

Best Screenplay - Original[edit]

The Visitor - Thomas McCarthy

Best Sound (Mixing and Editing)[edit]

The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Rosemarie DeWitt - Rachel Getting Married

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Australia

Television[edit]

Best Actor - Drama Series[edit]

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series[edit]

Justin Kirk - Weeds

Best Actor - Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Paul Giamatti - John Adams

Best Actress - Drama Series[edit]

Anna Paquin - True Blood

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series[edit]

Tracey Ullman - Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Best Actress - Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Judi Dench - Cranford

Best Series - Drama[edit]

Dexter

Best Series - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Best Miniseries[edit]

Cranford

Best TV Film[edit]

Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Nelsan Ellis - True Blood

Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

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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