Anne Hathaway Named Best Actress

December 4, 2008 By:
Anne Hathaway Named Best Actress

Anne Hathaway looks like she’s a shoe-in for Oscar contention after today’s news. Her latest film Rachel Getting Married is already get a lot of attention after leading the upcoming Spirit Awards with six nominations, including one for best picture.

And today Anne has officially been named Best Actress by the National Board of Review for her role in the film. For those of you unfamiliar, the National Board of Review is is comprised of film historians, film pros and others, and is best known for presenting the first nationally recognized awards of Oscar season.

Here’s the full list of today’s winners from the NBR. Look out Keira Knightley and Kate WInslet, our own girl next door may be some tough competition in this year’s Oscar race.

* 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: (tie) Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire and Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

* Spotlight Award: Melisssa Leo, Frozen River and Richard Jenkins, The Visitor

* BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression: Trumbo

* Top 10 Films:
(In alphabetical order)

Burn After Reading
Changeling

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight

Defiance

Frost/Nixon

Gran Torino

Milk
Wall-E

The Wrestler