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Dec. 4 2008, Published 7:10 a.m. ET

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As the film awards season gets underway -- the big ones being the Golden Globes and the Oscars -- the first major winners have just been named.

The National Board of Review, which is made up of film historians, students and teachers, and other pundits, has named Slumdog Millionaire as the best picture of the year.

The film is about a poor boy from the Mumbai slums who ends up on an Indian reality show which gives him a chance to win a fortune.

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Clint Eastwood was named best actor for the upcoming Gran Torino, while Anne Hathaway won best actress for Rachel Getting Married.

Best director went to David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Best supporting actor was Josh Brolin for Milk and Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Recent NBR winners have done very well, including No Country for Old Men, Juno, and Little Miss Sunshine.

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