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:: Spotlight :: 13th Satellite Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The International Press Academy held its 13th Annual Satellite Awards recently.

Here are the winners.

MOTION PICTURES
Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama - ANGELINA JOLIE Changeling
Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama - RICHARD JENKINS The Visitor
Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical - SALLY HAWKINS Happy-Go-Lucky
Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical - RICKY GERVAIS Ghost Town.
Actress in a Supporting Role - ROSEMARIE DEWITT Rachel Getting Married.
Actor in a Supporting Role - MICHAEL SHANNON Revolutionary Road
Motion Picture, Drama - SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical - HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film - GOMORRAH Italy
Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media - WALL-E
Motion Picture, Documentary - ANITA O’DAY – THE LIFE OF A JAZZ SINGER and MAN ON WIRE (*TIE)
Director - DANNY BOYLE Slumdog Millionaire
Screenplay, Original - THOMAS McCARTHY The Visitor
Screenplay, Adapted - PETER MORGAN Frost/Nixon
Original Score - A.R. RAHMAN Slumdog Millionaire
Original Song - “Another Way to Die” Quantum of Solace - Jack White
Cinematography - MANDY WALKER Australia
Visual Effects - CHRIS GODFREY (VFX supervisor), JAMES E. PRICE (VFX supervisor), DIANA GIORGIUTTI (VFX producer), Australia
Film Editing - DAN LEBENTAL Iron Man
Sound (Editing and Mixing) - RICHARD KING The Dark Knight
Art Direction & Production Design - CATHERINE MARTIN (Production Designer), IAN GRACIE (Supervising Art Director), KAREN MURPHY (Art Director), BEVERLEY DUNN (Set Decorator), Australia
Costume Design - MICHAEL O'CONNOR The Duchess

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

MARY PICKFORD AWARD for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry - LOUIS GOSSETT, JR.
NIKOLA TESLA AWARD in Recognition of Visionary Achievements in Filmmaking Technology - RICK BAKER
AUTEUR AWARD - BAZ LUHRMANN

10 BEST FILMS OF 2008 (listed alphabetically)

BALLAST
CHANGELING
DOUBT
THE DARK KNIGHT
FROST/NIXON
FROZEN RIVER
MILK
THE READER
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

DVD’s

BEST OVERALL DVD - No Country For Old Men, Paramount Home Entertainment
DVD EXTRAS - Iron Man (Two Disc Collector’s Edition), Paramount Home Entertainment
YOUTH DVD - Wargames (25th Anniversary Edition), MGM
DOCUMENTARY DVD - Young@Heart, 20th Century Fox
CLASSIC DVD - The Godfather Collection - The Coppola Restoration, Paramount Pictures
DVD RELEASE OF A TV SHOW - Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Series, Acorn Media

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