*From the Los Angeles Film Critics Association! Yes, the LAFCA has named Pixar’s Wall-E 2008’s best film, the first time in history an animated movie has claimed such an honor. Also winning trophies were Slumdog Millionaire’s Danny Boyle (Best Director), Milk’s Sean Penn (Best Actor), and Happy-Go-Lucky’s Sally Hawkins (Best Actress). Sadly, none of this bodes well for our favorite movie’s Academy Awards chances, as not since Schindler’s List has the organization correctly predicted the top prize at the Oscars. But screw tradition! Wall-E for Best Picture!
L.A. critics wired for ‘Wall-E’ [Variety]