December 26, 2008 at 08:00 PM EST

Now that over 20 critics prizes and other pre-Oscar winners have been announced, from organizations well known (New York Film Critics Circle) and less so (the Alliance of Women Film Journalists), I thought I’d tally up all the award recipients so far to determine this year’s critical favorites. Some categories (Best Director, Best Supporting Actor) have clear favorites, while others (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress) are much tighter races, critically speaking. By far the two biggest winners? Slumdog Millionaire and Heath Ledger. Here’s how things shake down.

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire (12)
The Dark Knight (3)
Milk (3)
Wall-E (3)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2)
Frost/Nixon (1)
Happy-Go-Lucky (1)
Wendy and Lucy (1)

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire (16)
Gus Van Sant, Milk (2)
Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married (1)
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon (1)
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky (1)
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1)
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight (1)
Andrew Stanton, Wall-E (1)

Best Actor
Sean Penn, Milk (12)
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler (11)
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon (2)
Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino (1)
Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town (1)
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor (1)

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky (8)
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married (6)
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road (4)
Melissa Leo, Frozen River (3)
Meryl Streep, Doubt (2)
Angelina Jolie, Changeling (2)
Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy (1)

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (21)
Josh Brolin, Milk (2)
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road (1)

Best Supporting Actress
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler (7)
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (6)
Viola Davis, Doubt (5)
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married (4)
Kate Winslet, The Reader (3)
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1)

Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black, Milk (4)
Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married (4)
Tom McCarthy, The Visitor (2)
Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, Wall-E (2)
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York (1)
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky (1)
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges (1)
Nick Schenk, Gran Torino (1)
Robert D. Siegel, The Wrestler (1)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire (10)
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon (5)
Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight (1)
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1)

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