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'Slumdog Millionaire' Takes National Board of Review Best Film Kudos

4 December 2008 12:35 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Once again the National Board of Review manages to confuse us all with their picks and not because they are all that much of a surprise, but more because the film they consider to be the best film of 2008 doesn't make it into their list of Top Ten Films. Can someone explain that to me please? Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire came out on top as the group's Best Film of the year while the film's star, Dev Patel, nabbed kudos for Breakthrough Performance by an Actor and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy won Best Adapted Screenplay in a tie with Eric Roth for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which also took home an award for David Finsher as well as being named inside the group's list of top ten films of 2008, a status Slumdog didn't manage to achieve. Therefore I guess it shouldn't be a big surprise that Man on »

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National Board of Review Announces 2008 Winners

4 December 2008 11:41 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

(hot off the press release) Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:

• Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire

• Best Director: David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

• Best Actor: Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino

• Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

• Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk

• Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

• Best Foreign Foreign Language Film: Mongol

• Best Documentary: Man on Wire

• Best Animated Feature: WALL-E

• Best Ensemble Cast: Doubt

• Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire

• Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Viola Davis, Doubt

• Best Directorial Debut: Courtney Hunt, Frozen River

• Best Original Screenplay: Nick Schenk, Gran Torino

• Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire and Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

• Spotlight Award: Melissa Leo, Frozen River and Richard Jenkins, The Visitor

• The BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression: Trumbo

• Top Ten Films: (In alphabetical order) BURN AFTER READING, CHANGELING, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE DARK KNIGHT, DEFIANCE, FROST/NIXON, GRAN TORINO, MILK, WALL-E, THE WRESTLER

• Top Five Foreign Language Films: (In alphabetical order) EDGE OF HEAVEN, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, ROMAN DE GUERRE, A SECRET, WALTZ WITH BASHIR

• Top Five Documentary Films (In alphabetical order) AMERICAN TEEN, THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON), DEAR ZACHARY, ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED,

• William K. Everson Film History Award: Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris »

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