LAFCA names Wall-E best film of the year

MUMBAI: The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) has selected Disney’s Wall-E as the best movie of 2008. It has also picked The Dark Knight as runner-up. The LAFCA awards will be given out on 12 January.

Wall-E has garnered approximately $490 million at the worldwide box offices while The Dark Knight has made about $1 billion globally.

Also, LAFCA has named Sean Penn the best actor of the year for his role in Milk and Briton Sally Hawkins bagged the best actress title for her role in Happy-Go-Lucky.

Danny Boyle has been named best director for Slumdog Millionaire, which is about a young Indian man on a television game show.

Heath Ledger, who played the villainous Joker in The Dark Knight, was named best supporting actor. Penelope Cruz was named best supporting actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Elegy.

Earlier, the Broadcast Film Critics Association had announced the entrant for top movies and performances with Milk, Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Changeling, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler and Wall-E.

While BFCA Best has nominated Angelina Jolie for Changeling, Cate Blanchett for Benjamin Button and Meryl Streep for Doubt in the best actress category, the body has selected Penn for Milk, Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon, Pitt for Benjamin Button and Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler in the best actor category.

The BFCA awards will be given out on 8 January.

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