WTF: New York Film Critics Name Josh Brolin Best Supporting Actor Over Heath Ledger?!

Yesterday Hollywood was a buzz with news that the Los Angeles Film Critics had awarded WALL-E "Best Picture of the Year", a first for an animated film. Today the New York Film Critics Circle announced their yearly award winners, and the list is just as shocking – Josh Brolin (Milk) edged out Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) for the Best Supporting Actor award. One could argue that Brolin's performance was a lot more subtle and understated, while the natural instinct is to award the "theatrical". I liked Brolin in Milk, but any other year he wouldn't have even been in the running for nominations. What do you think? Comment below!

NYFCC also named Milk "Best Picture" and Mike Leigh "Best Director"... What?! Many insiders look towards the big city film critics awards as a sign of what may happen come Oscar time. You can read the full New York Film Critics Circle Awards results below:

Best Picture: Milk

Best Director: Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk

Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married

Best Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Animated Film: Wall-E

Best First Film: Courtney Hunt, Frozen River

Best Foreign Film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Best Documentary: Man on Wire