WALL-E continues to make a play for Oscar.

Following the lead of their L.A. brethren, the Chicago Film Critics Association have tapped the latest Disney-Pixar joint as their pick for Best Picture of 2008. The 'bots-in-love tale also picked up Windy City props for Best Animated Feature, Original Screenplay and Score.

Slumdog Millionaire, meanwhile, continues to fetch prizes as Chitown reviewers gave Best Director to Danny Boyle, Best Adapted Screenplay to Simon Beaufoy and Promising Newcomer to star Dev Patel.

Las Vegas' Film Critics Society voted Frost/Nixon Best Picture, with the adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play also picking up prizes for Best Director (Ron Howard), Best Actor (Frank Langella), Best Screenplay (for playwright Peter Morgan) and Best Editing.

Also weighing in were the London critics, which announced the nominations for their film honors. Leading the way was Slumdog with six nods, including Best Picture and Director. The winners will be announced Feb. 4.

Here's a look at the complete rundowns from all three critics groups...


  • Picture: WALL-E
  • Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
  • Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
  • Original Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon, WALL-E
  • Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Foreign-Language Film: Let the Right One In
  • Documentary: Man on Wire
  • Animated Feature: WALL-E
  • Cinematography: Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight
  • Original Score: Thomas Newman, WALL-E
  • Most Promising Performer: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Most Promising Director: Tomas Alfredson, Let the Right One In

Las Vegas:

  • Picture: Frost/Nixon
  • Actor: Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Actress: Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road and The Reader
  • Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
  • Director: Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
  • Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
  • Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Editing: Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill, Frost/Nixon
  • Score: James Newton Howard, Defiance
  • Song: “Another Way to Die,” Quantum of Solace
  • Family Film: The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Documentary: Man on Wire
  • Animated Film: WALL-E
  • Foreign Film: Mongol (Russia)
  • Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Visual Effects: Iron Man
  • Youth in Film: David Kross, The Reader



  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • WALL-E
  • The Wrestler

Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year

  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Hunger
  • In Bruges
  • Man on Wire
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Foreign-Language Film

  • Gomorrah
  • I’ve Loved You So Long
  • The Orphanage
  • Persepolis
  • Waltz With Bashir


  • Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler
  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Clint Eastwood, Changeling
  • David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Gus Van Sant, Milk

British Director

  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Terence Davies, Of Time and the City
  • Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Steve McQueen, Hunger
  • Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight


  • Josh Brolin, W.
  • Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Sean Penn, Milk
  • Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler


  • Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie, Changeling
  • Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • Kate Winslet, The Reader and Revolutionary Road

British Actor

  • Michael Fassbender, Hunger
  • Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
  • Ben Kingsley, Elegy
  • Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon

British Actress

  • Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
  • Tilda Swinton, Julia
  • Kate Winslet, The Reader and Revolutionary Road

British Supporting Actor

  • Liam Cunningham, Hunger
  • Toby Jones, Frost/Nixon and W.
  • Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Peter O'Toole, Dean Spanley
  • Mark Strong, Body of Lies

British Supporting Actress

  • Hayley Atwell, The Duchess
  • Kristin Scott Thomas, Easy Virtue
  • Tilda Swinton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited
  • Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky


  • Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
  • David Hare, The Reader
  • Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
  • Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
  • Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Young British Performer

  • Asa Butterfield, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Georgia Groome, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  • Bill Milner, Son of Rambow
  • Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Will Poulter, Son of Rambow
  • Thomas Turgoose, Somers Town and Eden Lake

Breakthrough British Filmmaker

  • Joanna Hogg, writer-director: Unrelated
  • Martin McDonagh, writer-director: In Bruges
  • Steve McQueen, writer-director: Hunger
  • James Watkins, writer-director: Eden Lake
  • Rupert Wyatt, director: The Escapist

Dilys Powell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema

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