And we’re off!
I went on about Slumdog Millionaire on Monday. And I’ll keep going on about it every day.
Because we’re off and running, it’s awards season, and the National Board of Review just named Slumdog Millionaire Best Film of the year, thereby further strengthening its chances for an Oscar nomination. YEAH!
You must see it. Please see it. Even if it’s only playing in one theatre where you live. Stop seeing Twilight 6 f-cking times.
Also good news for Anne Hathaway – Best Actress. At this point, it looks like Anne is a lock for a nod.
Full list is below (yay Josh Brolin!) and the NBR also released its list of Top Ten Films:
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 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 10 Films:
Burn after Reading
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight