National Board of Review 2008

Top 10 Films
* Slumdog Millionaire
Burn After Reading
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Defiance
Frost/Nixon
Gran Torino
Milk
WALL-E
The Wrestler

Top Foreign Films
* Mongol
The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite)
Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in)
Roman de Gare
A Secret
Waltz with Bashir

Top Five Documentaries
* Man on Wire
American Teen
The Betrayal
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Encounters at the End of the World
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Top Independent Films
Frozen River
In Bruges
In Search of a Midnight Kiss
Hallam Foe
Rachel Getting Married
Snow Angels
Son of Rambow
Wendy and Lucy
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Visitor

Best Animated Feature:
WALL-E

Best Actor:
Clint Eastwood – Gran Torino

Best Actress:
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married

Best Supporting Actor:
Josh Brolin – Milk

Best Supporting Actress:
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Director:
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Breakthrough Male Performances:
Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire

Breakthrough Female Performances:
Viola Davis – Doubt

Best Cast:
Doubt

Best Directorial Debut:
Courtney Hunt – Frozen River

Best Screenplay – Adapted:
Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Roth

Best Screenplay – Original (tie):
Gran Torino – Nick Schenk

Freedom of Expression Award (tie):
Trumbo

Spotlight Award:
Melissa Leo and Richard Jenkins

William K. Everson Award for Film History:
Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris