National Board of Review names the best in 2007

The National Board of Review has named the winners of the awards for best achievements in cinema this year. The awards ceremony will take place in Gotham on January 15. Here are the winners:

Best Picture – No Country for Old Men

Best Director – Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd

Best Adapted Screenplay – Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Best Original Screenplay – Diablo Cody, Juno and Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl

Best Ensemble Cast – No Country for Old Men (Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Mcdonald)

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

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

Top ten films that were also on the short list for Best Picture of the year:

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

And the top ten independent flicks are:

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 best foreign films:

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

The Band’s Visit

The Counterfeiters

La vie en rose

Lust, Caution

The best documentaries:

Darfur Now

In the Shadow of the Moon


Taxi to the Dark Side


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