2008 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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74th NYFCC Awards

January 5, 2009

Best Picture:

The 74th New York Film Critics Circle Awards, honoring the best in film for 2008, were announced on 10 December 2008 and presented on 5 January 2009.[1][2][3][4]


Mike Leigh, Best Director winner
Sean Penn, Best Actor winner
Sally Hawkins, Best Actress winner
Josh Brolin, Best Supporting Actor winner
Penélope Cruz, Best Supporting Actress winner

Best Actor

1. Sean PennMilk
2. Mickey RourkeThe Wrestler
3. Clint EastwoodGran Torino

Best Actress

1. Sally HawkinsHappy-Go-Lucky
2. Melissa LeoFrozen River
3. Anne HathawayRachel Getting Married
3. Kate WinsletRevolutionary Road

Best Animated Film

2. Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)

Best Cinematography

1. Anthony Dod MantleSlumdog Millionaire
2. Claudio MirandaThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. Wally PfisterThe Dark Knight

Best Director

1. Mike LeighHappy-Go-Lucky
2. Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire
3. David FincherThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Film

1. Milk
2. Rachel Getting Married
3. Happy-Go-Lucky
3. Slumdog Millionaire

Best First Film

1. Courtney HuntFrozen River
2. Lance HammerBallast
3. Joachim TrierReprise

Best Foreign Language Film

1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile)Romania
2. A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël)France
3. The Class (Entre les murs)France

Best Non-Fiction Film

1. Man on Wire
2. Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)
3. Trouble the Water

Best Screenplay

1. Jenny LumetRachel Getting Married
2. Mike LeighHappy-Go-Lucky
3. Robert D. SiegelThe Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor

1. Josh BrolinMilk
2. Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight
3. Robert Downey Jr.Tropic Thunder

Best Supporting Actress

1. Penélope CruzVicky Cristina Barcelona
2. Viola DavisDoubt
3. Rosemarie DeWittRachel Getting Married
3. Debra WingerRachel Getting Married


  1. ^ "'Milk,' Sean Penn and Sally Hawkins win New York Film Critics Circle awards". Los Angeles Times. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (10 December 2008). "New York Goes for "Milk"". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 21 September 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ Karger, Dave (10 December 2008). "New York critics get 'Milk'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Vulgar Brolin tirade at critic". Page Six. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2017.

External links

  • 2008 Awards
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