Sunday, November 23, 2008

National Board of Review Predictions

A look at what show up when the National Board of Review gives out their awards in the early part of December.

Best Picture: Revolutionary Road

Top 10:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Last Chance Harvey
Rachel Getting Married
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Animated Film: WALL E
Best Documentary: Young @ Heart
Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Director: Baz Luhrmann, Australia
Best Debut Director: Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York

Best Lead Actor: Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Best Lead Actress: Meryl Streep, Doubt
Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Doubt
Best Breakthrough Male Performance: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Breakthrough Female Performance: Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Best Ensemble: Revolutionary Road

Best Original Screenplay: Milk
Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire

Top Foreign Language Films:
The Class
I've Loved You So Long
Under the Same Moon

Top Documentaries:
American Teen
Encounters at the End of the World
Man on Wire
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Trouble the Water

Top 10 "Indies":
Frozen River
Happy Go Lucky
Slumdog Millionaire
Synecdoche, New York
The Visitor
Wendy and Lucy
The Wrestler

Freedom of Expression Award: Religilous, Stop-Loss and W.

Career Achievement Award: Dustin Hoffman

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