14th Critics' Choice Awards

14th Critics' Choice Awards
Date January 8, 2009
Best Film Slumdog Millionaire

The 14th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to honor the finest achievements in 2008 filmmaking.

Nominees were announced on December 9, 2008.

Winners and nominees

Best Film

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Action Film

The Dark Knight

Best Comedy Film

Tropic Thunder

Best Documentary Film

Man on Wire

Best Foreign Language Film

Waltz with Bashir (Vals im Bashir)Israel

Best Animated Film


Best Television Film

John Adams

Best Actor

Sean Penn Milk

Best Actress

Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep Doubt

Best Supporting Actor

Heath Ledger The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress

Kate Winslet The Reader

Best Young Performer

Dev Patel Slumdog Millionaire

Best Cast


Best Director

Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay

Simon Beaufoy Slumdog Millionaire

Best Composer

A. R. Rahman Slumdog Millionaire

Best Song

"The Wrestler" performed by Bruce Springsteen The Wrestler

Joel Siegel Award

Richard Gere [1]

Awards breakdown

Number of nominations (minimum 2)

8 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Milk
6 The Dark Knight, Doubt and Slumdog Millionaire
5 The Wrestler
4 Frost/Nixon
3 Changeling, The Reader and WALL·E
2 Bolt, Nothing But the Truth, Quantum of Solace, Rachel Getting Married, Tropic Thunder and Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Number of awards (minimum 2)

5 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Dark Knight and Milk


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