One way or another, the 2008 movie award season has begun, and Slumdog Millionaire has won the first prize. The National Board of Review has unveiled their annual awards, and Danny Boyle's inspirational sleeper won three, including Best Film.
Acting honors went to Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino), Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Josh Brolin (Milk) and Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), with "breakthrough" awards going to Slumdog's Dev Patel and Viola Davis of Doubt, which also received the ensemble acting prize. Best Director went to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button's David Fincher, while Mongol, Man on Wire and WALL-E were named the best in foreign language, documentary and animated films, respectively.
See the comments section below for a quick look at all the winners, including the NBR's top tens of the year. The awards will be handed out January 14 in a New York gala hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.