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Thursday December 6, 2007 6:34 pm

‘No Country for Old Men’ Earns Big Honor

No Country for Old MenAlthough there’s a large slate of movies yet to be released, the National Board of Review kicked off awards season this week with its list of honorees.  film, , walked away with NBR’s prize for Best Film along with two other categories.

The NBR is not necessarily known for predicting success.  Nevertheless, the group consisting of educators, historians and film industry professionals did select and as its winners last year.

Here’s a list of the 2007 NBR honorees.  Even if you can’t use these selections in your betting pool, you now know which films you should become familiar with:

  • Best Film: No Country for Old Men
  • Best Director: Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd
  • Best Directorial Debut: Ben Affleck, Gone Baby Gone
  • Best Actor: George Clooney, Michael Clayton
  • Best Actress: Julie Christie, Away from Her  (Read the FilmCrunch review here.)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Gone Baby Gone

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National Board of Review of Motion Pictures

  • Best Ensemble: No Country for Old Men

  • Best Adapted Screenplay: No Country for Old Men

  • Best Original Screenplay: (tie) Juno, Lars and the Real Girl

  • Best Foreign Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

  • Best Animated Film: Ratatouille

  • Best Documentary: Body of War

  • Breakthrough Performance, Actor: Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild

  • Breakthrough Performance, Actress: Ellen Page, Juno

    The nominations won’t be announced until January 22.


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