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    'Wall-e' honored by National Board of Review

    NBR names 'Slumdog' best of year

    David Fincher wins directing kudos for 'Button'


    Posted: Thurs., Dec. 4, 2008, 11:24am PT
    By Variety Staff

    Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" from Fox Searchlight was named the best picture of 2008 by the National Board of Review, while David Fincher nabbed directing honors for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

    Top acting honors went to Clint Eastwood for his turn in "Gran Torino" and Anne Hathaway for her perf in "Rachel Getting Married."

    Josh Brolin ("Milk") and Penelope Cruz ("Vicki Cristina Barcelona") were tapped for suppoting nods.

    The awards will be given out at the board's annual gala Jan. 14 at Gotham's Cipriani 42nd Street.

    And the winners are:
    Animated Feature: "Wall-E"
    TOP TEN FILMS
    • "Burn After Reading"
    • "Changeling"
    • "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button"
    • "The Dark Knight"
    • "Defiance"
    • "Frost/Nixon"
    • "Gran Torino"
    • "Milk"
    • "Wall-E"
    • "The Wrestler"
    NBR names 'Slumdog' best of year - Entertainment News, Web Exclusive, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'Wall-e' honored by National Board of Review


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    Re: 'Wall-e' honored by National Board of Review

    Posted: Tue., Dec. 9, 2008, 5:55am PT


    'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' tied with 'Milk' as the most-nominated films on BFCA's list.

    'Milk' earned eight nominations, including
    actor for Sean Penn and supporting actor for Josh Brolin.

    By Dade Hayes
    Variety

    "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" tied with eight nominations apiece for the 14th Broadcast Film Critics Assn.’s Critics Choice Awards.

    Both were among the 10 films nommed for best picture. "Milk," which got off to a strong platform start last month, also picked up key noms for lead actor Sean Penn, supporting co-stars James Franco and Josh Brolin and director Gus Van Sant. "Button," which opens Christmas Day, drew mentions for actor Brad Pitt, actress Cate Blanchett and supporting actress Taraji P. Henson.

    Other titles nommed for picture were "Changeling," "The Dark Knight," "Doubt," "Frost/Nixon," "The Reader," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Wall-E" and "The Wrestler."
    Nominees for the 14th annual Critics’ Choice Awards

    PICTURE

    “Changeling”
    “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    “The Dark Knight”
    “Doubt”
    “Frost/Nixon”
    “Milk”
    “The Reader”
    “Slumdog Millionaire”
    “Wall-E”
    “The Wrestler”


    ANIMATED FEATURE

    “Bolt”
    “Kung Fu Panda”
    “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”
    “Wall-E”
    “Waltz With Bashir”


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    “Another Way to Die,” Jack White and Alicia Keys/Jack White, “Quantum of Solace”

    “Down to Earth,” Peter Gabriel/Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, “Wall-E”

    “I Thought I Lost You,” Miley Cyrus and John Travolta/Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele, “Bolt”

    “Jaiho,” Sukhwinder Singh/A.R. Rahman and Gulzar, “Slumdog Millionaire”

    “The Wrestler,” Bruce Springsteen/Bruce Springsteen, “The Wrestler”
    Critics Choice favors 'Milk,' 'Button' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'Wall-e' honored by National Board of Review

    N.Y. film critics pick best of '08

    Posted: Wed., Dec. 10, 2008, 8:34am PT

    Penn, Hawkins win top acting prizes

    By Variety staff

    The New York Film Critics Circle has given Mike Leigh the best director prize for his comedy "Happy-Go-Lucky." Laffer's star Sally Hawkins also picked up the trophy for best actress.

    Sean Penn took home the prize for best actor for his part in "Milk."
    In the supporting categories, Josh Brolin was honored for his perf in “Milk” while Penelope Cruz won for her turn in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

    “Wall-E” continues to rack up honors as the Disney/Pixar toon won for best animated feature.

    Please continue to check back for updates on the full winners list.

    The winners of the New York Film Critics Circle are:

    Animated Film: "WALL-E
    N.Y. film critics pick best of '08 - Entertainment News, Award Central News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'Wall-e' honored by National Board of Review

    Disney had two movies up for best animated feature, Pixar's robot comedy Wall*E and its home studio's deluded dog adventure Bolt. DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda was the other nominee.

    Andrew Stanton, the director and co-writer of Wall*E, says the Pixar team will "pop a bottle of champagne" to celebrate but notes bittersweet feelings since they hope to get the film recognized in best picture categories. "There's definitely a conflict in the sense that you try so hard to have no reason to separate it from the flock, but at the same time that's just the way it has to be applied and entered into the categories for this particular event, and that's fine."
    'Button,' 'Frost/Nixon,' 'Doubt' grab 5 Golden Globe bids - USATODAY.com

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