2009 Critics Choice Awards Winners

January 9, 2009 By:
2009 Critics Choice Awards Winners

The Critics have spoken and it seems like they are all in favor for “Slumdog Millionaire.” The low budget film pulled in 5 awards for Best Pircture, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Writer (Simon Beaufoy), Best Young Actress (Dev Patel) and Best Composer (A.R. Rahman).

Hollyscoop was on the red carpet and caught up with Simon Beaufoy to discuss the film’s success. “We had no idea it was going to burst out into America like it has, it was a tiny little film, with subtitles, with no stars, not much of a budget, who could have predicted it?”

Here’s our prediction, Slumdog will most likely win an Oscar for “Best Picture,” since the Critics Choice Awards have historically predicted who will make the Academy Award short list.

Other winners of the night included Sean Penn for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in “Milk,” Heath Ledger for “Best Supporting Actor” for “The Dark Knight,” Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep who ended up being granted a tie for the Best Actress honor. Seems like the Critics were confused and couldn’t decide which way to sway.

The 14th Annual Critics Choice Awards kicked off the Award Show season bringing in Hollywood heavyweights Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie among others.

Check out the complete list of the 2009 Critic’s Choice Awards Winners:

Best Picture:

“Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Director:

Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Actor:

Sean Penn, “Milk”

Best Actress:

Meryl Streep, “Doubt” & Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married” (tie)

Best Supporting Actor:

Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

Best Supporting Actress:

Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Best Writer:

Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Foreign Language Film:

“Waltz With Bashir”

Best Animated Film:


Best Documentary:

“Man On Wire”

Best Acting Ensemble:


Best Young Actor/Actress:

Dev Patel, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Composer:

A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Song:

“The Wrestler,” by Bruce Springsteen ("The Wrestler")

Best Action Film:

“The Dark Knight”

Best Comedy Movie:

“Tropic Thunder”