This year's indie sensation has picked up more Oscar momentum thanks to another Best Picture prize.

'Slumdog' Named Best Film by WAFCA

on December 08, 2008 by Phil Contrino

After being named the Best Film of 2008 last week by the National Board of Review, Fox Searchlight's Slumdog Millionaire has been given the same honor by the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association.

The indie flick now has a lot of momentum heading into what will be a big week for awards. Both the New York Film Critics Association and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association will be announcing their winners and the Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Thursday.

The complete list of WAFCA winners:

Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire /Fox Searchlight

Best Director: Danny Boyle ( Slumdog Millionaire )

Best Actor: Mickey Rourke ( The Wrestler )

Best Actress: Meryl Streep ( Doubt )

Best Ensemble: Doubt/ Miramax

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger ( The Dark Knight )

Best Supporting Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt ( Rachel Getting Married )

Best Breakthrough Performance: Dev Patel ( Slumdog Millionaire )

Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy ( Slumdog Millionaire )

Best Original Screenplay: Jenny Lumet ( Rachel Getting Married )

Best Animated Feature: WALL-E /Disney & Pixar

Best Foreign Language Film: Let The Right One In /Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing

Best Documentary: Man On Wire /Magnolia

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button /Paramount

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