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National Society of Film Critics: Waltzing and Happy

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1. Hanna Schygulla ("The Edge of Heaven") - 29 (Strand Releasing)

2. Viola Davis ("Doubt") - 29 (on fewer ballots)

3. Penelope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") - 24


1. Eddie Marsan ("Happy-Go-Lucky") 41 (Miramax)

2. Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight") - 35

3. Josh Brolin ("Milk") - 29


1. Sally Hawkins ("Happy-Go-Lucky") - 65 (Miramax)

2. Melissa Leo ("Frozen River") - 33

3. Michelle Williams ("Wendy and Lucy") - 31


1. Sean Penn ("Milk") - 87 (Focus Features)


2. Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler")- 40

3. Clint Eastwood ("Gran Torino")- 38


1. "Waltz with Bashir" (Ari Folman) - 26 (Sony Pictures Classic)

2. "Happy-Go-Lucky" 20

3. "Wall-E" (20)


1. Mike Leigh ("Happy-Go-Lucky") - 36 (Miramax)

2. Gus Van Sant ("Milk", "Paranoid Park") - 20

3. Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") -16


1. "Man on Wire" (James Marsh) - 55 (Magnolia)

2. "Trouble the Water" (Tia Lessin and Carl C. Deal) - 34

3. "Encounters at the End of the World" (Werner Herzog) - 26


1. "Happy-Go-Lucky" (Mike Leigh) - 29

2. "A Christmas Tale" (Arnaud Desplechin) - 24

3. "Synecdoche, New York" (Charlie Kaufman) - 17


1. "Slumdog Millionaire" (Anthony Dod Mantle) - 29 (Fox Searchlight)

2. "Flight of the Red Balloon" (Lee Ping-Bing) - 22

3. "The Dark Knight" (Wally Pfister) - 18

4. "Still Life" (Yu Lik-Wai )

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM - Ken Jacobs' Razzle Dazzle.

FILM HERITAGE AWARDS The Criterion Collection for finally making Samuel Fuller's suppressed "White Dog" (1982) available to a wide American audience via DVD release.

"The Exiles," Kent Mackenzie's realistic 1961 independent film about Native Americans in Los Angeles. (Restored by Ross Lipman of the UCLA Television and Film Archives and distributed by Milestone.)

Flicker Alley for releasing DVD collections of rare early U.S. and foreign silent films. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for its DVD set "Murnau, Borzage and Fox."

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