14th Critics' Choice Awards

The 14th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 8, 2009 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, honoring the finest achievements of 2008 filmmaking. The nominees were announced on December 9, 2008.

14th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 8, 2009
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmSlumdog Millionaire

Winners and nominees

Best Picture

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire

Best Actor

Sean PennMilk

Best Actress

Anne HathawayRachel Getting Married (TIE)
Meryl StreepDoubt (TIE)

Best Supporting Actor

Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress

Kate WinsletThe Reader

Best Young Performer

Dev PatelSlumdog Millionaire

Best Cast


Best Action Film

The Dark Knight

Best Comedy Film

Tropic Thunder

Best Animated Feature


Best Documentary Feature

Man on Wire

Best Foreign Language Film

Waltz with Bashir (Vals im Bashir)Israel

Best Picture Made for Television

John Adams

Best Composer

A. R. RahmanSlumdog Millionaire

Best Song

"The Wrestler" (performed by Bruce Springsteen) – The Wrestler

Best Writer

Simon BeaufoySlumdog Millionaire

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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