2004 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. 1, 2004.

Best Picture:Finding Neverland
Best Foreign Film:The Sea Inside (Spain)
Best Actor:Jamie Foxx, Ray
Best Actress:Annette Bening, Being Julia
Best Supporting Actor:Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
Best Supporting Actress:Laura Linney, Kinsey
Best Ensemble:Closer
Breakthrough Performances:Topher Grace, Good Company and P.S.; and Emmy Rossum, The Phantom of the Opera
Best Director:Michael Mann, Collateral
Best Directorial Debut:Zach Braff, Garden State
Screenplay of the Year:Sideways (Best Adapted) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Best Original)
Best Documentary:Born into Brothels
Best Animated Feature:The Incredibles
Special Filmmaking Achievement:Clint Eastwood, for producing, directing, acting, and scoring Million Dollar Baby
Career Achievement Award:Jeff Bridges
Production Design:House of Flying Daggers
William K. Everson Award for Film History:Richard Schickel
Producers Award:Jerry Bruckheimer
Special Recognition of Films that Reflect the Freedom of Expression:Fahrenhein 9/11, The Passion of the Christ, and Conspiracy of Silence
Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking:The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Before Sunset, Door in the Floor, Enduring Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Facing Windows, Garden State, A Home at the End of the World, Imaginary Heroes, Since Otar Left, Stage Beauty, Undertow, and The Woodsman

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