Waltz with Bashir Wins National Critics' Award
As with the New York Film Critics, Happy-Go-Lucky's director Mike Leigh and actress Sally Hawkins were also honored. (NSFC also cited Leigh for his script and Eddie Marsan as Best Supporting Actor.) New York Critics laureates Sean Penn (Milk), Anthony Dod Mantle (cinematography, Slumdog Millionaire), and the documentary Man on Wire also repeated here. Longtime Fassbinder collaborator Hanna Schygulla won Best Supporting Actress for the Turkish-German film The Edge of Heaven and Ken Jacobs' Razzle Dazzle was named Best Experimental Film.