AWARDS NEWS: NY Online Critics names “Millionaire” Best Picture

The New York Film Critics Online
awards were announced this afternoon, and Slumdog Millionaire is the clear favorite, taking five honors: best picture, director, screenplay, cinematography and
score.

Composed of 27 web-based reviewers and 2 print critics
with a strong online presence, the Onliners also picked Sean Penn as best actor for
"Milk," and  Sally Hawkins took best actress for "Happy-Go-Lucky." Heath Ledger won supporting actor for "The Dark Knight" and Penelope Cruz supporting actress for Vicki Cristina Barcelona."

The Complete Winner's List:

Picture
"Slumdog Millionaire"

Director
Danny Boyle w/ Loveleen Tandan – "Slumdog Millionaire"

Actor
Sean Penn – "Milk"

Actress
Sally Hawkins – "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger – "The Dark Knight"

Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz – "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Cinematography
Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Dod Mantle

Screenplay
"Slumdog Millionaire" – Simon Beaufoy

Foreign Picture
"4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days"

Documentary
"Man on Wire"

Animated Feature
"Wall-E"

Score
Slumdog Millionaire – "A.R. Rahman"

Breakout Performance
Sally Hawkins – "Happy-Go-Lucky"

Debut As Director
Martin McDonagh – "In Bruges"

Ensemble Performance
"Milk"

Pictures (alphabetical)
"Che"
"A Christmas Tale"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Happy-Go-Lucky"
"Milk"
"Rachel Getting Married"
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"Wall-E"
"The Wrestler"

More as they come in