AFI's Top 10 Movies Of 2008; Boston Critics Name WALL-E And SlumDog Best Picture

The American Film Institute has packed their Top 10 films of the year. Like any AFI list, the films are all over the map from indies to big Hollywood blockbusters, and I find myself a little bit angry after reading through the selections (although, not as much as I usually am). Why was Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire snubbed? I thought it was considered to be partly an American production? I am also surprised that they included two comic book films in the results (not that I disagree).

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight


Frozen River

Gran Torino

Iron Man



Wendy and Lucy

The Wrestler

Also, the Boston Society of Film Critics have voted and declared WALL-E and Slumdog Millionaire both the Best Movies of the Year. And for those of you counting, this is the second critic association to give the Best Picture Award to WALL-E. Could this be a foreshadowing of what might be to come with the Academy Awards?

The Best Picture category was not the only tie, the BSFC awarded both Sean Penn (Milk) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) Best Actor of the Year honors. The rest of the list follow:

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Director: Gus Van Sant for Milk and Paranoid Park

Best Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black for Milk

Best Cinematography: Christopher Doyle and Rain Kathy Li for Paranoid Park

Best Documentary: Man on Wire

Best Foreign-Language Film: Let the Right One In

Best Animated Film: WALL•E

Best Film Editing: Chris Dickens for Slumdog Millionaire

Best New Filmmaker: Martin McDonagh for In Bruges

Best Ensemble Cast: Tropic Thunder

via: In Contention