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Slumdog on the way to an Oscar triumph

By Malaika Mehta
Fri, Dec 05, 2008 05:30 IST

Slumdog Millionaire The awards and plaudits just keep coming for Slumdog Millionaire as it was named best film of 2008 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures on Thursday in the first major award of the Oscar season.

"Slumdog Millionaire, with brilliant direction by Danny Boyle and incredible performances, shares a passionate story about one man's courage and determination for the woman he loves," said Annie Schulhof, the board president.

These awards are of paramount importance for the marketing campaigns of the studios as now the name of the game becomes getting as much attention for their films before the 81stAcademy Awards, the industry's top honors which are to be held in February 2009.




Based on the bestselling novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup, the film tells the harrowing tale of a slum child in Mumbai who gets a shot at winning millions on television game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" as he tries to reunite with his lost love.

The screenplay is written by Simon Beaufoy, who shared the best adapted screenplay award with Eric Roth ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"), while the film's star, Dev Patel, won the breakthrough performance by an actor.

This makes it two awards for Dev Patel in one week as he earlier won most promising newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards for his turn as Jamal Malik with Slumdog also winning the best film award there.

Next week, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle announce their award winners and the Golden Globe Awards, voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Critics Choice Awards, voted by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, will unveil their nominees before awards ceremonies in January.

The nominations for the Oscars will be announced on January 22nd 2009.

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