2008 National Board of Review Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The National Board of Review includes teachers, actors, writers and movie-production workers. The organization publishes the magazine Films in Review. Find out which movies and artists were awarded top honors in film—including best picture, best actor and actress, and best director—for 2008.

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Language Film: Mongol
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 Ensemble Cast: Doubt
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Viola Davis, Doubt
Best Director: David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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
Best Documentary: Man on Wire
Best Animated Feature: WALL-E
William K. Everson Award for Film History: Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris
The BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression: TRUMBO

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