Chicago Critics Like WALL-E For Best Picture, Vegas Chooses Frost/Nixon

December 19, 2008 By:
Chicago Critics Like WALL-E For Best Picture, Vegas Chooses Frost/Nixon

Wall-E is certainly in contention for Best Picture for this year’s Oscars. The Chicago Film Critics Association has just named the Disney Pixar animated movie their pick for Best Picture of 2008. Not only that, but Chicago picked WALL-E for Best Animated Feature, Original Screenplay, and Score.

Not too bad for a Disney flick! We think what draws viewers especially to this movie is the storyline that’s not too far off from happening on our planet. If you’re unfamiliar with the trash-collecting robot’s story, click here
to read about it.

Over in at the Las Vegas Film Critics Association, they picked Frost/Nixon for Best Picture, which is quickly gaining buzz as one of the movies to see before award season. They heavily favored Frost/Nixon, also picking Frank Langella for Best Actor, and Ron Howard for Best Director. Here are the lists for both Critics Associations. Weigh in on your favorites!

Chicago:

* Picture: WALL-E

* Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

* Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

* Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

* Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

* Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader

* Original Screenplay: Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, WALL-E

* Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

* Foreign-Language Film: Let the Right One In

* Documentary: Man on Wire

* Animated Feature: WALL-E

* Cinematography: Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight

* Original Score: Thomas Newman, WALL-E

* Most Promising Performer: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire

* Most Promising Director: Tomas Alfredson, Let the Right One I

Las Vegas:

* Picture: Frost/Nixon

* Actor: Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

* Actress: Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road, The Reader

* Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

* Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

* Director: Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon

* Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon

* Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

* Editing: Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill, Frost/Nixon

* Score: James Newton Howard, Defiance

* Song: “Another Way to Die,” Quantum of Solace

* Family Film: The Spiderwick Chronicles

* Documentary: Man on Wire

* Animated Film:Wall-E

* Foreign Film: Mongol (Russia)

* Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

* Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

* Visual Effects: Iron Man

* Youth in Film: David Kross, The Reader