14th Critics' Choice Awards

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

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.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Danny Boyle, Best Director winner
Sean Penn, Best Actor winner
Anne Hathaway, Best Actress co-winner
Meryl Streep, Best Actress co-winner
Heath Ledger, Best Supporting Actor winner
Kate Winslet, Best Supporting Actress winner
Dev Patel, Best Young Performer winner

Best Picture[edit]

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director[edit]

Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire

Best Actor[edit]

Sean PennMilk

Best Actress[edit]

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

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Kate WinsletThe Reader

Best Young Performer[edit]

Dev PatelSlumdog Millionaire

Best Cast[edit]


Best Action Film[edit]

The Dark Knight

Best Comedy Film[edit]

Tropic Thunder

Best Animated Feature[edit]


Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Man on Wire

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Waltz with Bashir (Vals im Bashir)Israel

Best Picture Made for Television[edit]

John Adams

Best Composer[edit]

A. R. RahmanSlumdog Millionaire

Best Song[edit]

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

Best Writer[edit]

Simon BeaufoySlumdog Millionaire

Joel Siegel Award[edit]

Richard Gere [1]

Awards breakdown[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Richard Gere to Receive Joel Siegel Award Presented by Diane Lane at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Ceremony". PR Newswire. January 7, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2015.