awards//NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

First major award recipients have been announced. The 2009 National Board of Review Awards were announced this morning with a few surprises attached.

BEST FILM: UP IN THE AIR

TOP 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR:
AN EDUCATION
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
INVICTUS
THE MESSENGER
A SERIOUS MAN
STAR TREK
UP
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

(Noticeably absent are AVATAR and PRECIOUS, both thought to be big winners this coming awards season.)

BEST DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood, INVICTUS

BEST ACTOR: Morgan Freeman, INVICTUS; 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

For a complete list of award recipients, visit http://www.nbrmp.org/awards/

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