Million Dollar BabyAccording to Daily Variety, Clint Eastwood's boxing pic Million Dollar Baby was named the best film of 2004 by the National Society of Film Critics on Saturday night, eking out a victory over Alexander Payne's Sideways, last year's most honored film to date (94 on metacritic.com and 33 top-ten lists). Richard Linklater's Before Sunset finished third in the voting. The film, a sequel to 1995's Before Sunrise, was highly praised but largely overlooked by awards groups.

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