Four more guild wins for 'Slumdog'
Slumdog Millionaire is now on a completely unprecedented awards-season streak, as it picked up wins from four guilds over the weekend: the Art Directors Guild (ADG) and Cinema Audio Society (CAS) on Saturday, and the American Cinema Editors (ACE) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) on Sunday. Add to that its victories at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Producers Guild, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Broadcast Critics, and SAG awards and you have a completely unheard-of pre-Oscar sweep. (For example, Chicago and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King both lost the WGA prize; American Beauty didn’t win the ACE, ADG, or CAS; Forrest Gump lost the ASC and BAFTA trophies; and even Schindler’s List couldn’t pick up the ASC or CAS prizes.) With Oscar ballots due tomorrow, it will take nothing short of a miracle for any of the four other Best Picture nominees to close this gap. The full lists of winners are below.
Art Directors Guild
Period Film: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Fantasy Film: The Dark Knight
Contemporary Film: Slumdog Millionaire
Cinema Audio Society
American Cinema Editors
Dramatic Film: Slumdog Millionaire
Comedic Film: WALL•E
American Society of Cinematogaphers