Anne Hatahaway - Big step to get Oscar

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway was named Best Actress today by the National Board of Review for Hathaway' indie turn in Rachel Getting Married.

The win came days after Anne notched an Independent Spirit nomination.

Yeah... Hathaway is starting off awards season right.

List of 2008 National Board of Review winners:

* 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: Penélope 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
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Gran Torino
The Wrestler

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