1997 National Board of Review Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The National Board of Review includes teachers, actors, writers and movie-production workers. The organization publishes the magazine Films in Review.

Best PictureL.A. Confidential
Best ActorJack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets
Best ActressHelena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove
Best Supporting ActorGreg Kinnear, As Good As It Gets
Best Supporting ActressesAnne Heche, Wag the Dog and Donnie Brasco
Best DirectorCurtis Hanson, L.A. Confidential
Best Foreign FilmShall We Dance?
Best DocumentaryFast, Cheap & Out of Control
Career Achievement AwardRobert Duvall
Special Achievement in FilmmakingMatt Damon and Ben Affleck
Freedom of Expression AwardJon Avnet and Richard Gere
Director's Debut AwardKasi Lemmons
Best Breakthrough PerformerBai Ling, Red Corner

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