LA Critics named Wall-E as Best Picture

For the first time in its history, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named an animated film as the year’s best picture when it chose Pixar’s “WALL-E” in its annual voting Tuesday.

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The runner-up spot was given to The Dark Knight. Batman might have cast a shadow over the sweet little garbage collector at the box office, but Wall-E finally got the honor that he deserved.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Film: WALL-E
Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
Actress: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Screenplay: Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, Elegy and Vicky Christina Barcelona
Foreign Language Film: Still Life
Documentary/Non-fiction Film: Man on Wire
Production Design: Mark Friedberg, Synecdoche, New York
Animation: Waltz With Bashir
Music/Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Cinematography: Yu Lik Wai, Still Life
New Generation: Steve McQueen, Hunger
Career Achievement: John Calley
Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video: James Benning, RR and Casting a Glance

Congratulations to all the winners!