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2009 National Board of Review Awards

The National Board of Review includes teachers, actors, writers and movie-production workers. The organization publishes the magazine Films in Review. Find out which movies and artists were awarded top honors in film—including best picture, best actor and actress, and best director—for 2009.

Best Picture: Up In The Air
Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet
Best Actor: George Clooney, Up In The Air
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education
Best Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air
Best Ensemble Cast: It's Complicated
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Best Director: Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Best Directorial Debut: Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air
Best Documentary: The Cove
Best Animated Feature: UP
William K. Everson Award for Film History: Jean Picker Firstenberg
Freedom of Expression: Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country; Invictus; The Most Dangerous Man In America; Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Press
Special Filmmaking Achievement: Wes Anderson, The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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