Film and Video Awards:
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures
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National Board of Review of Motion Pictures


Best Film: Hugo
Directed by Martin Scorsese
DVD X7155

Best Director: Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
DVD X7155

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky


Best Film: The Social Network
Directed by David Fincer
DVD X5104

Best Director: David Fincer (The Social Network )
DVD X5104

Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men (Des hommes et des dieux)
Directed by Xavier Beauvois
DVD X6139

Best Documentary: Waiting for "Superman"
Directed by Louie Psihoyos
DVD X5368


Best Film: Up in the Air
Directed by Jason Reitman
DVD X2730

Best Director: Clint Eastwood (Invictus, (DVD X3480)

Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet (Un prophète)
Directed by Jacques Audiard
DVD X4195

Best Documentary: The Cove
Directed by Louie Psihoyos
DVD X2519


Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire
Directed by Danny Boyle
DVD X1377

Best Director: David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, DVD X1876)

Best Foreign Language Film: Mongol
Directed by Sergei Bodrov (Kazakhstan | Russia | Mongolia | Germany)
DVD X434

Best Documentary: Man on Wire
Directed by James Marsh
DVD X835


Best Film: No Country For Old Men (2008)
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
DVD 9439

Best Director: Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd, DVD X1089)

Best Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) (France | USA)
Directed by Julian Schnabel
DVD 9852

Best Documentary: Body of War
Directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro
DVD 9852


Best Picture: Letters from Iwo Jima (USA)
Directed by Clint Eastwood
DVD 7533)

Best Director: Martin Scorsese (The Departed, DVD 7296)

Best Foreign Language Film: Volver
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
DVD 7342

Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
DVD 6601


Best Picture:Good Night, and Good Luck
Directed by George Clooney
DVD 5223

Best Director: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, DVD 5386)

Best Foreign Language Film: Paradise Now
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad (Occupied Palestinian Territory / France / Germany / Netherlands / Israel)
DVD 5325

Best Documentary: March of the Penguins (La Marche de l'empereur)
Directed by Luc Jacquet
DVD 4906


Best Picture:Finding Neverland
Directed by Marc Forster
DVD 3665

Best Director: Michael Mann (Collateral, DVD 2780)

Best Foreign Language Film:The Sea Inside (Mar adentro)
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar (Spain)
DVD 4052

Best Documentary: Born into Brothels
Directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
DVD 4383


Best Picture: Mystic River
Directed by Clint Eastwood
DVD 7143

Best Director: Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, DVD X2844)

Best Foreign Language Film: The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares)
Directed by Denys Arcand (Canada)
DVD 5525

Best Documentary: The Fog of War
Directed by Errol Morris
DVD 2687


Best Picture:The Hours
Directed by Stephen Daldry
DVD 1717

Best Director: Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American, DVD 1795)

Best Foreign Language Film: Talk to Her (Habla con ella)
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
DVD 1669

Best Documentary: Bowling for Columbine
Directed by Michael Moore
DVD 1827


Best Picture: Moulin Rouge!
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
DVD 976

Best Director: Todd Field (In the Bedroom, DVD X1722)

Best Foreign Language Film: Amores Perros
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico)
DVD 1132

Best Documentary: The Endurance
Directed by George Butler


Best Picture: Quills
Directed by Philip Kauffman
DVD 865

Best Director: Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, DVD 866; and Erin Brockovitch DVD 1075)

Best Foreign Language Film: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Directed by Ang Lee (Taiwan | Hong Kong | USA | China)
DVD 766; vhs 999:3170

Best Documentary: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
Directed by Aviva Kempner
DVD 7150


Best Picture: American Beauty (1999)
Directed by Sam Mendes
DVD 4137; vhs 999:2746

Best Director: Anthony Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley, DVD 280)

Best Foreign Language Film: All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain) DVD 319

Best Documentary: Buena Vista Social Club
Directed by Wim Wenders DVD 418; vhs Video/C 6747


Best Picture: Gods and Monsters
Directed by Bill Condon
DVD X1057; vhs 999:2598

Best Director: Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, DVD 4821; vhs 999:2435)

Best Foreign Language Film: Central Station (Central do Brasil)
Directed by Alejandro Amenávar (Spain | France)
DVD 319

Best Documentary: Wild Man Blues
Directed by Barbara Kopple
vhs Video/C 7760


Best Picture: L.A. Confidential
Directed by Curtis Hanson.
DVD 3831; vhs 999:1977

Best Director: Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, DVD 3831; vhs 999:1977)

Best Foreign Language Film: Shall We Dance?
Directed by Masayuki Suo (Japan)
DVD 7285

Best Documentary: Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
Directed by Errol Morris
DVD X64; vhs 6107


Best Picture: Shine
Directed by Scott Hicks.
DVD 2397

Best Director: Joel Coen (Fargo, DVD 45; vhs 999:1760)

Best Foreign Language Film: Ridicule
Directed by Patrice Leconte (France)
DVD 5934; vhs 999:1999

Best Documentary: Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hillsat
Directed by Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
DVD 5124


Best Picture: Sense and Sensibility
Directed by Ang Lee
DVD 7220; vhs 999:1422

Best Director: Ang Lee (Sense & Sensibility, DVD 999:7220; vhs 999:1422)

Best Foreign Language Film: Shanghai Triad
Directed by Zhang Yimou (France/China)
DVD 546

Best Documentary: Crumb
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
DVD 3038; vhs 4274


Best Picture: Pulp Fiction Directed by Quentin Tarantino
DVD 575; vhs 999:1993

Best Director: Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, DVD 575 vhs 999:1393)

Best Foreign Language Film: Eat, Drink, Man, Women
Directed by Ang Lee (Taiwan | USA)
DVD 1321; vhs 999:1494

Best Documentary: Hoop Dreams
Directed by Steve James
DVD 3802; vhs Video/C MM505


Best Picture: Schindler's List (1993)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
DVD 2373; vhs 999:1120

Best Director: Martin Scorsese (The Age of Innocence, DVD 3301 vhs 999:1214)

Best Foreign Language Film: Farewell My Concubine (Ba wang bie ji) Directed by Kaige Chen (China | Hong Kong)
DVD 191

Best Documentary: The War Room
Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker
DVD 1430; vhs Video/C 4030


Best Picture: Howards End (1993)
Directed by James Ivory
DVD 366; vhs 999:1522

Best Director: James Ivory (Howards End, DVD 366 vhs 999:1522)

Best Foreign Language Film: Indochine
Directed by Régis Wargnier (France)
DVD 2131; vhs 999:1125

Best Documentary: Brother's Keeper
Directed by Joe Berlinger; Bruce Sinofsky
DVD X160; vhs 3930


Best Picture: The Silence of the Lambs
Directed by Jonathan Demme
DVD 5475; vhs 999:1998

Best Director: Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, DVD 5475; vhs 999:1998)

Best Foreign Language Film: Europa Europa (Hitlerjunge Salomon)
Directed by Agnieszka Holland) (Germany / France / Poland)
DVD 8362; vhs 999:1424


Best Picture: Dances with Wolves
Directed by Kevin Costner
DVD 1693; vhs 999:480

Best Director: Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves, DVD 1693; vhs 999:480)

Best Foreign Language Film: Cyrano de Bergerac
Directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. (France)
DVD X2841; vhs 999:505


Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy
Directed by Bruce Beresford
DVD 5147

Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, DVD 347; vhs 999:412)

Best Foreign Language Film: Story of Women (Une affaire de femmes)
Directed by Claude Chabrol (France)
DVD 7256

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