The National Board of Review announced its winners for 2009.
Up In The Air
Top Eleven Films (In alphabetical order):
(500) Days Of Summer
The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man
Up In The Air
Where The Wild Things Are
Clint Eastwood, "Invictus"
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" and George Clooney, "Up In The Air" (tie)
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
Best Supporting Actor:
Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
Best Supporting Actress:
Anna Kendrick, "Up In The Air"
Best Foreign Film:
Best Animated Feature:
Best Ensemble Cast:
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,
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellseberg And The Pentagon Papers
Top Ten Independent Films (In alphabetical order):
In The Loop
Me And Orson Welles
Top Six Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):
Song Of Sparrows
The White Ribbon
Top Six Documentary Films (In alphabetical order):
Burma Vj: Reporting From A Closed Country
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers
OK so they loved handing out awards this year.
All the Clooney and Eastwood love, no surprise, the NBR has always adored them.
It's odd though that "Precious" wasn't featured in any of their top tens.
Yay Carey Mulligan and "Up"!