AWARDS NEWS: Satellites shine on “Millionaire”, “Happy”

The Satellite Awards, given out by the International Press Academy, had so many promising chances for smaller, well liked films like Choke and Nick And Norah's Infinate Playlist, among others in the  comedy catagory. But ultimately, the Satellites went their own way on some catagories (best actor) and the way of the other groups on others (best animated film). Still, though, with Milk's Sean Penn losing out to The Visitor's Richard Jenkins, it proves that not all critics think alike…

The complete Winners list:

FILM (Drama)
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Director
Danny Boyle, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Actress (Drama)
Angelina Jolie, CHANGELING

Actor (Drama)
Richard Jenkins, THE VISITOR

FILM (Comedy or Musical)
Happy. Go. Lucky

Actress (Comedy or Musical)
Sally Hawkins, HAPPY. GO. LUCKY

Actor (Comedy or Musical)
Ricky Gervais, GHOST TOWN

Actor Supporting
Michael Shannon, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD.

Actress Supporting
Rosemarie DeWitt, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED.

Foreign Language Film
Gomorra

Animated or mixedmedia film
WALL-E

Documentary
Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer and Man on Wire

Original screenplay
Thomas McCarthy, “The Visitor”

Adapted screenplay
Peter Morgan, “Frost/Nixon”

Original score
by A.R.Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Original song
"Another Way to Die” from Quantum of Solace

Cinematography
Mandy Walker, Australia

Visual effects
Chris Godfrey, James E. Price and Diana Giorgiutti, Australia

Editing
Dan Lebental, Iron Man

Sound (editing and mixing)
Richard King, The Dark Knight

Art direction and production design
Catherine Martin, Ian Gracie, Karen Murphy and Beverly Dunn, Australia

Costume design
Michael O’Connor, The Duchess

The Satellites are also equally notable for awarding not just The Dark Knight, the runaway hit of the year, but also Iron Man, which won for best editing.

More to come, folks, stay tuned…plenty is on the way tomorrow, and the San Francisco film critics should make their announcement before the end of the evening tonight, which we'll have for you tomorrow morning!