Who Won 14th Annual Critics Choice Awards?

14th Annual Critics Choice Awards
Date: 
Jan 8, 2009

The 14th Annual Critics Choice Awards were held January 8, 2009 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

"Slumdog Millionaire" was the movie of the night taking five awards including Best Picture. Sean Penn won twice as Best Actor and as part of the acting ensemble for "Milk."

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" starring Brad Pitt had eight nominations but no wins.

2008 Critics Choice Award Nominees

Critics Choice: Best Actor
Sean Penn (Milk) 
Other Nominees: Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino); Richard Jenkins (The Visitor); Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon); Brad Pitt (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button);Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Critics Choice: Best Actress
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married) 
Other Nominees: Kate Beckinsale (Nothing But The Truth); Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button); Angelina Jolie (The Changeling); Melissa Leo (Frozen River)
Critics Choice: Best Actress
Meryl Streep (Doubt) 
Other Nominees: Kate Beckinsale (Nothing But The Truth); Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button); Angelina Jolie (The Changeling); Melissa Leo (Frozen River)
Critics Choice: Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire 
Other Nominees: Changeling; The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button; The Dark Knight; Doubt; Frost/Nixon; Milk; The Reader; Wall-E; The Wrestler
Critics Choice: Acting Ensemble
Milk 
Other Nominees: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button; The Dark Knight; Doubt; Rachel Getting Married
Critics Choice: Best Director
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) 
Other Nominees: David Fincher (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button); Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon); Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight); Gun Van Sant (Milk)
Critics Choice: Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) 
Other Nominees: Josh Brolin (Milk); Robert Downey Jr (Tropic Thunder); Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt); James Franco (Milk)
Critics Choice: Best Supporting Actress
Kate Winslet (The Reader) 
Other Nominees: Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona); Viola Davis (Doubt); Vera Farmiga (Nothing But The Truth);Taraji P Henson (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button); Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)
Critics Choice: Animated Feature
WALL-E 
Other Nominees: Bolt; Kung Fu Panda; Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa; Waltz With Bashir
Critics Choice: Writer
Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) 
Other Nominees: Dustin Lance Black (Milk); Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon); Eric Roth (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button); John Patrick Shanley (Doubt)
Critics Choice: Action Movie
The Dark Knight 
Other Nominees: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Iron Man; Quantum Of Solace; Wanted
Critics Choice: Comedy
Tropic Thunder 
Other Nominees: Burn After Reading; Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Role Models; Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Critics Choice: Young Actor
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) 
Other Nominees: Dakota Fanning (The Secret Life Of Bees); David Kross (The Reader); Brandon Walters (Australia)
Critics Choice: Documentary Feature
Man On Wire 
Other Nominees: I.O.U.S.A.; Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired; Standard Operating Procedure; Young At Heart
Critics Choice: Foreign Language Film
Waltz With Bashir 
Other Nominees: A Christmas Tale; Gomorrah; I've Loved You So Long; Let The Right One In; Mongol
Critics Choice: Picture Made for Television
John Adams 
Other Nominees: Recount; Coco Chanel
Critics Choice: Composer
A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) 
Other Nominees: Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button); Clint Eastwood (Changeling); Danny Elfman (Milk);Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight)
Critics Choice: Song
Bruce Springsteen (The Wrestler) 
Other Nominees: Another Way To Die (Jack White & Alicia Keys); Down To Earth (Peter Gabriel); I Thought I Lost You (Miley Cyrus & John Travolta); Jaiho (Sukhwinder Singh)