Critics weigh in on year's best films

Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:12am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In an average Hollywood year, the critics are the precursors of the awards groups, the men and women whose consensus first signals which movies are going to win the big prizes.

But not this year. Rarely have the critics been so far apart in their preferences. Rarely have their selections been so across-the-board, as five leading practitioners of the art made clear when asked about their favorite movies of 2008.


Picture: "Slumdog Millionaire"

Director: Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Actor: Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"

Actress: Kate Winslet, "Revolutionary Road"

Supporting actor: Ralph Fiennes, "The Duchess"

Supporting actress: Viola Davis, "Doubt"   Continued...

<p>Director Danny Boyle (R) speaks beside actor Dev Patel during the " Slumdog Millionaire" news conference at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival September 8, 2008. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese</p>