Thursday, December 03, 2009

2009 National Board of Review Award Winners

A few minutes ago the NBR announced this year winners and here is a more complete list of the winners from press sources as they are updating the site.

Best Film: Up In The Air
Best Director: Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Best Actor: Morgan Freeman, Invictus and George Clooney, Up In The Air (tie)
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education
Best Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air
Best Foreign Film: A Prophet
Best Documentary: The Cove
Best Animated Feature: Up
Best Ensemble Cast: It’s Complicated
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut: Duncan Jones, Moon, Oren Moverman, The Messenger and Marc Webb, 500 Days of Summer (tie)
Best Original Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air
Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Wes Anderson, The Fantastic Mr. Fox
William K. Everson Film History Award: Jean Picker Firstenberg
NBR Freedom of Expression: Burma Vj: Reporting From A Closed Country, Invictus, The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellseberg And The Pentagon Papers

Top Eleven Films (In alphabetical order):
An Education
(500) Days Of Summer
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Star Trek
Up In The Air
Where The Wild Things Are

Top Ten Independent Films (In alphabetical order):
District 9
Goodbye Solo
In The Loop
Me And Orson Welles
Two Lovers

Top Six Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):
The Maid
A Prophet
Song Of Sparrows
Three Monkeys
The White Ribbon

Top Six Documentary Films (In alphabetical order):
Burma Vj: Reporting From A Closed Country
The Cove
Food, Inc.
Good Hair
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers

I'll be checking the official site to complete the list. I can confirm that the list is right and if you want to read the winners at their site use the previous link.

From the main categories last year winners Best Film (Slumdog Millionaire, Best Animated Film (WAll-E, and Best Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz) won an Oscar, so let's see what happens this year.

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