2009 National Board of Review Awards Winners
The National Board of Review (NBR) Awards are significant in being the first of the major critics’ awards to be handed out over the next few months. They are often a bellwether for the year’s Academy Award-nominated selections. This year the NBR screened over 300 films, including 181 narratives, 79 documentaries, 46 foreign language films, and 11 animated films.
“The NBR is very proud to announce its honorees for 2009 – a year in which filmmakers’ voices and visions were innovative, exciting and eclectic,” said NBR President Annie Schulhof.