Well, here comes some more awards for The Dark Knight. According to Variety, The Austin Film Critics Association has named The Dark Knight best picture and Heath Ledger as the best supporting actor. And that’s not all. The film earned five awards, including best director for Christopher Nolan, best adapted screenplay by Jonthan Nolan & Christopher Nolan, and best original score by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmerman.

Other awards went to Sean Penn for Milk, Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married, Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and even Danny McBride for his work in Pineapple Express, The Foot Fist Way and Tropic Thunder. Who knew Austin was so opened minded!

Although it seems to me for many of the categories they went for the most popular and not necessarily the “best.” What do you think?

Check out the full list of winners below…

Top 10 Films:

  1. “The Dark Knight
  2. “Slumdog Millionaire”
  3. “Milk”
  4. “Synecdoche, New York”
  5. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  6. “The Wrestler”
  7. “Wall*E”
  8. “Frost/Nixon”
  9. “Let the Right One In”
  10. “Gran Torino”

“The Dark Knight”

Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”

Sean Penn, “Milk”

Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married

Supporting Actor:
Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight

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

Original Screenplay:
Charlie Kaufman, “Synecdoche, New York

Adapted Screenplay:
“The Dark Knight,” Jonthan Nolan & Christopher Nolan

“The Fall,” Colin Watkinson

Original Score:
“The Dark Knight,” James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmerman

Foreign Language Film:
“Let the Right One In” (“Låt den rätte komma in”) (Sweden)

Documentary Film:
“Man on Wire”

Animated Feature:

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

First Film:
Nacho Vigalondo, “Timecrimes” (“Los Cronocrímenes”)

Austin Film: