The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named Disney's animated robot adventure the best film of 2008.

L.A. Loves WALL-E

on December 09, 2008 by Phil Contrino

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named WALL-E the Best Film of 2008, which marks the first time the organization has ever given that honor to an animated film.

The LAFCA could not have picked a more radically different winner than the one they picked last year, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood.

This win may provide the animated flick the boost it needs to become a serious contender for the Best Picture Oscar rather than the one for Best Animated Feature.

The complete list of winners:

Picture: Wall-E
Runner-up: The Dark Knight

Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Runner-up: Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight

Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
Runner-up: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Actress: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Runner-up: Melissa Leo, Frozen River

Supporting actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Runner-up: Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky

Supporting actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Elegy
Runner-up: Viola Davis, Doubt

Screenplay: Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Runner-up: Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York

Foreign-language film: Still Life
Runner-up: The Class

Documentary: Man on Wire
Runner-up: Waltz With Bashir

Animation: Waltz With Bashir

Cinematography: Yu Lik Wai, Still Life
Runner-up: Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

Production design: Mark Friedberg, Synecdoche, New York
Runner-up: Nathan Crowley, The Dark Knight

Music/score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

New Generation: Steve McQueen, Hunger

Douglas E. Edwards independent/experimental film/video: James Benning, RR and Casting a Glance

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