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The San Diego Critics Society are convinced that Danny Boyle’s pic is the best of the best in 2008. Slumdog picked up the awards for director, adapted screenplay, cinematography, editing and score. Worth pointing out is another nod going to Mickey Rourke for his comeback role and Swede horror film Let the Right One In collects yet another kudo for Best Foreign film.

The San Diego Critics Society are convinced that Danny Boyle’s pic is the best of the best in 2008. Slumdog picked up the awards for director, adapted screenplay, cinematography, editing and score. Worth pointing out is another nod going to Mickey Rourke for his comeback role and Swede horror film Let the Right One In collects yet another kudo for Best Foreign film. 

See the complete list of winners below:…

Film:
“Slumdog Millionaire”
Runner-up:
“The Dark Knight”

Foreign Language Film:
“Let the Right One In”

Documentary:
“Man on Wire”

Animated Film:
“Wall-E”

Director:
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Actress:
Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Actor:
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Supporting Actress:
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”

Supporting Actor:
Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

Original Screenplay:
Tom McCarthy, “The Visitor”

Adapted Screenplay:
Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Cinematography:
Anthony Dod Mantle, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Production Design:
Donald Graham Burt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Editing:
Chris Dickens, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Score:
A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Ensemble Performance:
“Frost/Nixon”

Body of Work for 2008:
Richard Jenkins for “The Visitor”, “Burn After Reading”, “Step Brothers”, and “The Tale of Desperaux”

Kyle Counts Award:
The film program at the San Diego Central Library “for its outstanding contribution to film education and its commitment to eclectic and excellent free public film programs”

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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