'Slumdog,' 'Happy' claim top Satellite nods
Empty"Slumdog Millionaire" was named best motion picture drama and "Happy-Go-Lucky" was named best motion picture comedy or musical at the 13th annual Satellite Awards, presented Sunday at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.
The awards, voted by the International Press Academy, also chose "Slumdog's" Danny Boyle as best director and the film's composer, A.R. Rahman, for his score. "Happy-Go-Lucky's" Sally Hawkins was hailed as best actress in a comedy or musical.
The group gave its dramatic acting awards to Angelina Jolie for "Changeling" and Richard Jenkins for "The Visitor." Ricky Gervais was chosen best actor in a comedy or musical for "Ghost Town."
Supporting acting nods for film went to Rosemarie Dewitt for "Rachel Getting Married" and Michael Shannon for "Revolutionary Road."