Additional honorees with theatre ties include Anne Hathaway, who earned a Best Actress Award for "Rachel Getting Married"; Clint Eastwood, who took Best Actor prize for "Gran Torino"; Josh Brolin, who earned Best Supporting Actor for "Milk"; and forthcoming "Nine" star Penelope Cruz, who took Best Supporting Actress Award for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
"Doubt" actress Viola Davis earned Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Award, and "Wall-E" — with its Hello, Dolly! salute — earned Best Animated Feature.
Among NBR's Top Ten Films of 2008 are "Defiance," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk" and "Wall-E." Named on the Top Ten Foreign Films of 2008 list are "Rachel Getting Married," "In Bruges" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." The Bvlgari Award for NBR Freedom of Expression was awarded to "Trumbo."
The 2008 NBR Awards will be presented Jan. 14, 2009, at Cipriani's 42nd St. in New York City.
The NBR screening membership comprises film professionals, educators, students and historians. For more information visit www.nbrmp.org.