National Board of Review: High for Up in the Air, Less Fond of Precious


The sometimes-wacky but always first National Board of Review announced its award winners and top films today, and the board positively flipped for Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, which won Best Picture, Best Actor for George Clooney (tied with Morgan Freeman), and Best Supporting Actress for today's Movieline interview, Anna Kendrick. That's right, Kendrick beat heavy favorite Mo'Nique -- in fact, Precious didn't even make the NBR's list of the top eleven films of the year, trumped by Star Trek and (500) Days of Summer. The full list, after the jump:

Best Film: Up In The Air

Best Director: Clint Eastwood, Invictus

Best Actor: Morgan Freeman, Invictus and George Clooney, Up In The Air (tie)

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Best Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

Best Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air

Best Foreign 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 and Marc Webb, 500 Days of Summer (tie)

Best Original Screenplay: Joel & 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

Top Eleven Films (In alphabetical order):

An Education

(500) Days Of Summer

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds


The Messenger

A Serious Man

Star Trek


Up In The Air

Where The Wild Things Are

Top Ten Independent Films (In alphabetical order):


District 9

Goodbye Solo


In The Loop


Me And Orson Welles



Two Lovers

Top Six Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):

The Maid

A Prophet


Song Of Sparrows

Three Monkeys

The White Ribbon

Top Six Documentary Films (In alphabetical order):

Burma Vj: Reporting From A Closed Country

The Cove


Food, Inc.

Good Hair

The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers