Thursday, 3 December 2009

National Board of Review Awards

Awards season has started, and the National Board of Review (NBR) has just announced their awards for the best films and performances of 2009. Here's the complete list:

Film: "Up in the Air"

Director: Clint Eastwood, "Invictus"

Actor: George Clooney, "Up in the Air"

Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"

Actress: Carey Mulligan, "An Education"

Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"

Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"

Foreign Language Film: "A Prophet"

Documentary:"The Cove"

Animated Feature: "Up"

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"

Marc Webb, "(500) Days Of Summer"

Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man

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"


"The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellseberg and the Pentagon Papers"

Ten Best Films (in alphabetical order)

•"An Education"

•"(500) Days Of Summer"

•"The Hurt Locker"

•"Inglourious Basterds"


•"The Messenger"

•"A Serious Man"

•"Star Trek"


•"Where the Wild Things Are"

Five Best Foreign-Language Films (in alphabetical order)

•"The Maid"


•"Song Of Sparrows"

•"Three Monkeys"

•"The White Ribbon"

Five Best Documentaries (in alphabetical order)

•"Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country"


•"Food, Inc."

•"Good Hair"

•"The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers"

Top Ten Independent Films (in alphabetical order)


•"District 9"

•"Goodbye Solo"


•"In the Loop"


•"Me and Orson Welles"



•"Two Lovers"

Source: Variety/ Sam Thielman