Starry evening all about 'Slumdog Millionaire'
NEW YORK — With its glitzy kudos confab at Gotham’s Cipriani Jan. 14, The National Board of Review entered its 100th year. And while the non-profit’s honors were divided among 13 pics, the evening was really all about “Slumdog Millionaire.”In addition to snagging film, adapted screenplay, and breakthrough performance (for Dev Patel) prizes, the Danny Boyle-helmed feature received shout-outs from a preponderance of those who took the stage (including presenters Alec Baldwin, Meredith Vieira, Julian Schnabel, and emcee Whoopi Goldberg). “I felt a bit embarrassed during other people’s moments,” admitted Boyle, who was by turns incredulous and grateful for the love fest. “If I walk under a bus tomorrow, I’ll die happy, believe me.”