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'Slumdog' Tops Satellite Winners

15 December 2008 1:25 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The winners of the 13th annual Satellite Awards were announced on Sunday and taking the top nods where Slumdog Millionaire for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Happy-Go-Lucky for Best Motion Picture (Comedy). The Happy-Go-Lucky win is no major surprise, but the Slumdog pull is just one more piece of hardware as it is slowly rising to the top of the pile in terms of becoming the Oscar Best Picture front-runner. Slumdog Millionaire also took home prizes for Danny Boyle for Director and A.R. Rahman for his score. Happy-Go-Lucky also went home with two awards with Sally Hawkins continuing her impressive run as of late taking Best Actress. Richard Jenkins didn't hurt his chances at becoming an Oscar nominee by upping his cred with a Best Actor win. Rosemarie Dewitt took hom Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Getting Married and Michael Shannon got a well deserved award for Best Supporting Actor from Revolutionary Road. »

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'Slumdog,' 'Happy' top Satellite nods

14 December 2008 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"Slumdog Millionaire" was named best motion picture drama and "Happy-Go-Lucky" was named best motion picture comedy or musical at the 13th annual Satellite Awards, presented Sunday at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

The awards, voted by the International Press Academy, also chose "Slumdog's" Danny Boyle as best director and the film's composer A.R. Rahman for his score. "Happy-Go-Lucky's" Sally Hawkins was hailed as best actress in a comedy or musical.

The group gave its dramatic acting awards to Angelina Jolie for "Changeling" and Richard Jenkins for "The Visitor." Ricky Gervais was chosen best actor in a comedy or musical for "Ghost Town."

Supporting acting nods for film went to Rosemarie Dewitt for "Rachel Getting Married" and Michael Shannon for "Revolutionary Road."

A complete list of winners is available on the next page.

Other film winners

Foreign-language film, "Gomorra"

Animated or mixed-media film, "Wall-e"


- By Gregg Kilday

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