AWARDS NEWS: Austin is first to go with public opinion, naming “The Dark Knight” best picture

"The Dark Knight" collected it's first Best Picture award from the Austin Film Critics, and was also given several other honors, including best director for Christopher Nolan, and Best Supporting Actor to Heath Ledger.

The complete winners list:

Top 10 Films

The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
Synecdoche, New York
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Wrestler
WALL*E
Frost/Nixon
Let the Right One In
Gran Torino

Best Picture
The Dark Knight

Best Director
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight

Best Actor
Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Screenplay
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Dark Knight, Jonthan Nolan & Christopher Nolan

Best Cinematography
The Fall — Colin Watkinson

Best Original Score
The Dark Knight, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmerman

Best Foreign Language Film
Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) – Sweden

Best Documentary Film
Man on Wire

Best Animated Feature
WALL*E

Breakthrough Artist Award
Danny McBride, Pineapple Express/The Foot Fist Way/Tropic Thunder

Best First Film
Nacho Vigalondo, Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes)

Best Austin Film
Crawford

More lists are due today, so stay tuned, we'll have 'em all for you!