The National Board Of Review, that shadowy cabal of Lord-knows-who that's always the first to weigh in on the year's best films has named Slumdog Millionaire its best movie of the year. It is, as usual for the group, a fairly safe choice, but not necessarily a bad one. Other top honors went to David Fincher (best director for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button), Clint Eastwood (best actor for Gran Torino) and Anne Hathaway (best actress for Rachel Getting Married). Variety has the complete rundown.

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