National Board of Review 1999

Top 10 films
* American Beauty
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Insider
The Straight Story
Cradle Will Rock
Boys Don’t Cry
Being John Malkovich
Three Kings

Top Foreign Films
* All About My Mother
Run Lola Run
Cabaret Balkan
The Emperor and the Assassin

Best Actor:
Russell Crowe – The Insider

Best Actress:
Janet McTeer – Tumbleweeds

Best Supporting Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley

Best Supporting Actress:
Julianne Moore – Magnolia, A Map of the World, An Ideal Husband

Best Director:
Anthony Minghella – The Talented Mr. Ripley

Best Screenplay:
John Irving – The Cider House Rules

Best Acting by an Ensemble:

Breakthrough Performance – Male:
Wes Bentley – American Beauty

Breakthrough Performance – Female:
Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry

Outstanding Directorial Debut:
Kimberly Peirce – Boys Don’t Cry

Arthur Laurents – Career Achievement

Best Documentary:
Buena Vista Social Club

Best Film made for Cable TV
A Lesson Before Dying

Career Achievement Award:
Clint Eastwood

Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Directing:
John Frankenheimer

Special Filmmaking Achievement:
Tim Robbins – Cradle Will Rock

William K. Everson Award for Film History:
Jeanine Basinger, Silent Stars

International Freedom Award:
Joan Chen – Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

Freedom of Expression:
Michael Mann – The Insider

Special Citation:
Barry Levinson – Outstanding Cinematic Series, The Baltimore Series

Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking:
A Map of the World
A Walk on the Moon
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Man of the Century
Stir of Echoes
This Is My Father
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