National Board of Review 1981

Top Ten Films
* Chariots of Fire, Reds
Atlantic City
Stevie
Gallipoli
On Golden Pond
Prince of the City
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Heartland
Ticket to Heaven
Breaker Morant

Top Foreign Films
* Oblomov
The Boat Is Full
The Last Metro
Kontrakt
Pixote

Best Actor: Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond)
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson (Stevie)
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson (Reds)
Best Supporting Actress: Mona Washbourne (Stevie)
Best Director: Warren Beatty (Reds)
Career Achievement Award: James Cagney
Special Award: Blanche Sweet for her leadership of the National Board of Review; Kevin Brownlow, for the restoration of Napoléon