National Board of Review 2004

Top 10 films
* Finding Neverland
The Aviator
Closer
Million Dollar Baby
Sideways
Kinsey
Vera Drake
Ray
Collateral
Hotel Rwanda

Top Foreign Films
* The Sea Inside (Mar adentro)
Bad Education (La mala educación)
Maria Full of Grace (María llena eres de gracia)
The Chorus (Les choristes)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Los diarios de motocicleta)

Top Five Documentaries
* Born into Brothels
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
Paper Clips Project
Super Size Me
The Story of the Weeping Camel

Best Actor:
Jamie Foxx – Ray

Best Actress:
Annette Bening – Being Julia

Best Supporting Actor:
Thomas Haden Church – Sideways

Best Supporting Actress:
Laura Linney – Kinsey

Best Director:
Michael Mann – Collateral

Best Acting by an Ensemble:
Closer

Breakthrough Performance Actor:
Topher Grace – In Good Company and P.S.

Breakthrough Performance Actress:
Emmy Rossum – The Phantom of the Opera

Best Directorial Debut:
Zach Braff – Garden State

Best Screenplay – Adapted:
Sideways – Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best Screenplay – Original:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Charlie Kaufman

Best Animated Feature:
The Incredibles

Career Achievement:
Jeff Bridges

Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Directing:
Miloš Forman

Special Filmmaking Achievement:
Clint Eastwood, for producing, directing, acting, and scoring Million Dollar Baby

Outstanding Production Design:
House of Flying Daggers

Outstanding Film Music Composition:
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek – Finding Neverland

Career Achievement – Cinematography:
Caleb Deschanel

William K. Everson Award for Film History:
Richard Schickel

Producers Award:
Jerry Bruckheimer

Freedom of Expression:
Fahrenheit 9/11
The Passion of the Christ
Conspiracy of Silence

Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking:
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Before Sunset
The Door in the Floor
Enduring Love
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Facing Windows
Garden State
A Home at the End of the World
Imaginary Heroes
Since Otar Left
Stage Beauty
Undertow
The Woodsman