Thursday, December 06, 2007

National Board of Review 2007

And so it begins. The National Board of Review (NBR) has never been one of the more accurate Oscar predictors, but their top 10 this year easily seems to include all five potential Best Picture nominees (except American Gangster and conspicuously absent There Will Be Blood). Here they are (taken from Awards Daily):

Best Film: No Country for Old Men
Best Director: Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Best Actor: George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
Best Actress: Julie Christie (Away from Her)
Best Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)
Best Foreign Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Best Documentary: Body of War
Best Animated Feature: Ratatouille
Best 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: Diablo Cody (Juno) and Nancy Oliver (Lars and the Real Girl)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)

Top Ten Films
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bucket List
Into the Wild
The Kite Runner
Lars and the Real Girl
Michael Clayton
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of the Fleet Street

Top Five Foreign Films:
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Band's Visit
The Counterfeiters
La Vie en Rose
Lust, Caution

Top Five Documentary Films:
Darfur Now
In the Shadow of the Moon
Taxi to the Darkside

Top Ten Independent Films:
Away from Her
Great World of Sound
In the Valley of Elah
A Mighty Heart
The Namesake
The Savages
Starting Out in the Evening
The Waitress

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