Thursday, December 3, 2009

Awards Watch: National Board of Review 2009

The National Board of Review was all about Up in the Air with its annual awards, announced today. Jason Reitman's follow up to Juno landed four trophies, including Best Film of 2009. Stars George Clooney and Anna Kendrick were also honored for the dramedy.

Clooney tied for Best Actor with Morgan Freeman, recognized for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Invictus. Clint Eastwood was named Best Director for the biographical drama, which also received two other mentions. Carey Mulligan (An Education), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) and the cast of It’s Complicated rounded out the other acting categories.

For a quick look at all the winners (which will be handed out on January 12 in New York), see the comments section below.

1 comment:

  1. National Board of Review Awards for 2009:

    Best Film:
    UP IN THE AIR

    Top Ten Films (In alphabetical order):
    AN EDUCATION
    (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
    THE HURT LOCKER
    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
    INVICTUS
    THE MESSENGER
    A SERIOUS MAN
    STAR TREK
    UP
    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

    Best Foreign Language Film:
    A PROPHET

    Top Five Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):
    THE MAID
    REVANCHE
    SONG OF SPARROWS
    THREE MONKEYS
    THE WHITE RIBBON

    Best Documentary:
    THE COVE

    Top Five Documentaries (In alphabetical order):
    BURMA VJ: REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY
    CRUDE
    FOOD, INC.
    GOOD HAIR
    THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS

    Top Independent Films (In alphabetical order):
    AMREEKA
    DISTRICT 9
    GOODBYE SOLO
    HUMPDAY
    IN THE LOOP
    JULIA
    ME AND ORSON WELLES
    MOON
    SUGAR
    TWO LOVERS

    Best Actor:
    GEORGE CLOONEY, Up In The Air
    MORGAN FREEMAN, Invictus

    Best Actress:
    CAREY MULLIGAN, An Education

    Best Supporting Actor:
    WOODY HARRELSON, The Messenger

    Best Supporting Actress:
    ANNA KENDRICK, Up In The Air

    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
    MARC WEBB, (500) Days of Summer

    Best Director:
    CLINT EASTWOOD, Invictus

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    JASON REITMAN and SHELDON TURNER, Up In The Air

    Best Original Screenplay:
    JOEL AND ETHAN COEN, A Serious Man

    Best Animated Feature:
    UP

    Special Filmmaking Achievement:
    WES ANDERSON, The Fantastic Mr. Fox

    William K. Everson Award For Film History:
    JEAN PICKER FIRSTENBERG

    Freedom Of Expression:
    BURMA VJ: REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY
    INVICTUS
    THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS

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