NBR Names "Up In The Air" Best Film of the Year

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    Paramount Pictures

    "Up In the Air" is the National Board of Review's pick for best film of the year.

    Jason Reitman's film stars George Clooney as a perpetually jet-set contractor who fires people for a living. The National Board of Review also chose Clooney as best actor, an honor he shares with Morgan Freeman of "Invictus."

    Long a harbinger of the Academy Awards, the last two winners — "No Country for Old Men" and "Slumdog Millionaire" — have gone on to win best picture at the Oscars.The National Board of Review, which is composed of film historians, students and educators, was founded in 1909. The awards will be handed out Jan. 12 in a New York gala hosted by Meredith Vieira.

     

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    Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:

    Best Film: UP IN THE AIR
    Best Director: CLINT EASTWOOD, Invictus
    Best Actor(s):
    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 Foreign Language Film: A PROPHET
    Best Documentary: THE COVE
    Best Animated Feature: UP
    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 Original Screenplay: JOEL AND 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
    INVICTUS
    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

    INVICTUS

    THE MESSENGER

    A SERIOUS MAN

    STAR TREK

    UP

    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

    Five Best Foreign-Language Films
    (in alphabetical order)

    THE MAID

    REVANCHE

    SONG OF SPARROWS

    THREE MONKEYS

    THE WHITE RIBBON

    Five Best 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 Ten Independent Films:
    (in alphabetical order)

    AMREEKA

    DISTRICT 9

    GOODBYE SOLO

    HUMPDAY
    IN THE LOOP

    JULIA

    ME AND ORSON WELLES

    MOON

    SUGAR

    TWO LOVERS