Wednesday, December 05, 2007

NBR Names "No Country for Old Men" Best Film

Here are the National Board of Review winners:

In addition to No Country, 2007's Top Ten:

"The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford"

"Atonement"

"The Bourne Ultimatum"

"The Bucket List"

"Into The Wild"

"Juno"

"The Kite Runner"

"Lars And The Real Girl"

"Michael Clayton"

"Sweeney Todd"


Director:
Tim Burton, "Sweeney Todd"

Actor:
George Clooney
, "Michael Clayton"

Actress:

Julie Christie,
"Away From Her"

Supporting Actor:
Casey Affleck,
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

Supporting Actress:
Amy Ryan,
"Gone Baby Gone"

Foreign Film:
"The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"


Documentary:
"Body Of War"


Animated Feature:
"Ratatouille"


Ensemble Cast:
"No Country For Old Men"


Breakthrough Performance by an Actor:
Emile Hirsch,
"Into The Wild"

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress:
Ellen Page,
"Juno"

Best Directorial Debut:
Ben Affleck,
"Gone Baby Gone"

Best Original Screenplay (tie):
Diablo Cody,
"Juno" and Nancy Oliver, "Lars and the Real Girl"

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Joel and Ethan Coen,
"No Country For Old Men"

Top Five Foreign Films:
(In alphabetical order)
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS

THE BAND’S VISIT

THE COUNTERFEITERS

LA VIE EN ROSE

LUST, CAUTION


Top Five Documentary Films
(In alphabetical order)
DARFUR NOW

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON

NANKING

TAXI TO THE DARKSIDE

TOOTS


Top Independent Films
(In alphabetical order)
AWAY FROM HER

GREAT WORLD OF SOUND

HONEYDRIPPER

IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH

A MIGHTY HEART

THE NAMESAKE

ONCE

THE SAVAGES

STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING

WAITRESS

Career Achievement – MICHAEL DOUGLAS
William K. Everson Film History Award – ROBERT OSBORNE
Career Achievement in Cinematography – ROGER DEAKINS
The BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression – THE GREAT DEBATERS and PERSEPOLIS

The addition of The Bucket List and Lars and the Real Girl in the top ten is a surprise, but the rest really aren't. Tim Burton's win is a major boost for Sweeney Todd's Oscar chances, and the victory of No Country for Old Men all but guarantees it a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards.

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