2008 National Board of Review Winners

The winners are as follows,

• 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

I’ll have commentary to follow later, most likely tomorrow.

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