Danny Boyle's acclaimed hit SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has picked up more prestigious awards and nominations this week winning the Best Cinematography prize from the New York Film Critics' Circle today. Yesterday, the Mumbai-set film won two awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association – Best Director for Boyle and Best Music for A.R. Rahman. It also won the runner-up prize for Best Cinematography for Anthony Dod Mantle. In addition, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE earned six Critics Choice Award nominations this week for Picture, Director (Boyle), Writer (Simon Beaufoy), Young Actor (Dev Patel), Composer (Rahman), and Song ('Jai Ho'). These awards will be announced on January 8, 2009. Currently playing in several major cities, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will open in 87 additional theaters across North America this Friday, December 12, and bring its total theater count to 165. New markets where the film will debut in this weekend include New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Houston, Austin, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ann Arbor, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, St. Louis, Kansas City, Louisville, New Orleans, Portland, Honolulu, and Sacramento. Stay tuned for our interview with A.R. Rahman who is already receiving Oscar buzz for Best Score.