The New York Film Critics Association selected Milk as best picture, and awarded the film’s stars, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn, best supporting actor and best actor awards respectively. Happy-Go-Lucky also picked up awards for best actress (Sally Hawkins) and best director (Mike Leigh).

Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Animated Film: WALL-E

Best Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director: Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best First Film: Courtney Hunt, Frozen River

Best Foreign Film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Man on Wire

Best Picture: Milk

Best Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married

Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona