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'WALL-E' wins L.A. Critics Best-Picture Honor

'WALL-E' wins L.A. Critics Best-Picture Honor

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has gone populist on its picks for best movies of 2008, with the animated smash WALL-E at No. 1 and the Batman flick The Dark Knight as runnerup.

The group's honors Tuesday include Sean Penn as best actor for Milk and Sally Hawkins as best actress for Happy-Go-Lucky.

The late Heath Ledger is the critics' supporting-actor winner for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Penelope Cruz is the group's supporting-actress choice for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Danny Boyle has won the directing honor for Slumdog Millionaire, while Happy-Go-Lucky also is the screenplay winner for Mike Leigh.

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