National Board of Review 2003

Top 10 films
* Mystic River
The Last Samurai
The Station Agent
21 Grams
House of Sand and Fog
Lost in Translation
Cold Mountain
In America
Seabiscuit
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Top Foreign Films
* The Barbarian Invasions
The Best of Youth
Monsieur Ibrahim
Autumn Spring
Man on the Train

Top Five Documentaries
* The Fog of War
Capturing the Friedmans
My Architect
Winged Migration
Spellbound

Best Actor:
Sean Penn – 21 Grams and Mystic River

Best Actress:
Diane Keaton – Something’s Gotta Give

Best Supporting Actor:
Alec Baldwin – The Cooler

Best Supporting Actress:
Patricia Clarkson – Pieces of April and The Station Agent

Best Acting by an Ensemble:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Breakthrough Performance Actor:
Paul Giamatti – American Splendor

Breakthrough Performance Actress:
Charlize Theron – Monster

Best Director:
Edward Zwick – The Last Samurai

Outstanding Directorial Debut:
Vadim Perelman – House of Sand and Fog

Best Screenplay (Adapted):
Anthony Minghella – Cold Mountain

Best Screenplay (Original)
Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sherdian – In America

Best Animated Feature:
Finding Nemo

Best Film or Mini-Series Made for Cable TV:
Angels in America

Career Achievement Award:
Morgan Freeman

Billy Wilder Award For Excellence In Directing:
Norman Jewison

Special Filmmaking Achievement:
Sofia Coppola, for writing, directing, and producing Lost in Translation

Career Achievement – Music Composition:
Hans Zimmer

Career Achievement – Cinematography:
John Toll

William K. Everson Award For Film History:
Richard LaGravenese and Ted Demme, A Decade Under the Influence

Producers Award:
Gale Anne Hurd
Kathleen Kennedy
Christine Vachon

Freedom Of Expression:
Capturing the Friedmans
Dirty Pretty Things
The Magdalene Sisters
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Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking:
American Splendor
Bend It Like Beckham
The Cooler
Dirty Pretty Things
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Pieces of April
The Secret Lives of Dentists
Shattered Glass
The Statement
Thirteen
Whale Rider