2003 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. The winners were announced Dec. 4, 2003.

Best Picture:Mystic River
Best Foreign Film:The Barbarian Invasions (Canada)
Best Actor:Sean Penn, Mystic River and 21 Grams
Best Actress:Diane Keaton, Something's Gotta Give
Best Supporting Actor:Alec Baldwin, The Cooler
Best Supporting Actress:Patricia Clarkson , Pieces of April and The Station Agent
Best Ensemble:The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Breakthrough Performances:Paul Giamatti, American Splendor and Charlize Theron, Monster
Best Director:Edward Zwick, The Last Samurai
Best Directorial Debut:Vadim Perelman, House of Sand and Fog
Screenplay of the Year:Cold Mountain (Best Adapted) and In America (Best Original)
Best Documentary:The Fog of War
Best Animated Feature:Finding Nemo
Best Made-for-Cable Movie/Miniseries:Angels in America
Special Filmmaking Achievement:Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
Career Achievement Awards:Morgan Freeman (acting), Hans Zimmer (music composition), John Toll (cinematography)
Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Directing:Norman Jewison
William K. Everson Award for Film History:Richard LaGravenese and Ted Demme, A Decade Under the Influence
Producers Award:Gale Anne Hurde, Kathleen Kennedy, Christine Vachon
Special Recognition of Films that Reflect the Freedom of Expression:Capturing the Friedmans, Dirty Pretty Things, The Magdalene Sisters, and September 11
Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking:American Splendor, Bend It Like Beckham, The Cooler, Dirty Pretty Things, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Pieces of April, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Shattered Glass, The Statement, Thirteen, and Whale Rider

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