2002 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. The winners were announced Dec. 4, 2002.

Best Picture: The Hours
Best Foreign Film:Talk to Her (Spain)
Best Actor:Campbell Scott, Roger Dodger
Best Actress:Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven
Best Supporting Actor:Chris Cooper, Adaptation
Best Supporting Actress:Kathy Bates, About Schmidt
Best Ensemble:Nicholas Nickleby
Breakthrough Performances: Derek Luke, Antwone Fisher and Maggie Gyllenhaal Secretary
Best Director:Phillip Noyce, The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence
Best Directorial Debut: Rob Marshall, Chicago
Screenwriter of the Year:Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and Human Nature
Best Documentary:Bowling for Columbine
Best Animated Feature: Miyazaki's Spirited Away
Special Award for Visionary Cinematic Achievement:George Lucas
Career Achievement Awards:Elmer Bernstein, Conrad Hall, and Christopher Plummer
Humanitarian Award:Sheila Nevins
William K. Everson Award for Film History: Annette Insdorf, Indelible Shadows: Films and the Holocaust
Special Recognition of Films that Reflect the Freedom of Expression:Ararat, Bloody Sunday, The Grey Zone, and Rabbit-Proof Fence
Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking:Frailty, The Good Girl, The Guys, Heaven, Igby Goes Down, Max, Personal Velocity, Real Women Have Curves, Roger Dodger, Sunshine State, Tadpole, and Tully

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