National Board of Review 2005

Top 10 films
* Good Night, and Good Luck.
Brokeback Mountain
A History of Violence
Match Point
Memoirs of a Geisha
Walk the Line

Top Foreign Films
* Paradise Now
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Downfall (Der Untergang)
Walk on Water

Top Five Documentaries
* March of the Penguins
Ballet Russes
Grizzly Man
Mad Hot Ballroom

Best Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote

Best Actress:
Felicity Huffman – Transamerica

Best Supporting Actor:
Jake Gyllenhaal – Brokeback Mountain

Best Supporting Actress:
Gong Li – Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Acting by an Ensemble:
Mrs Henderson Presents

Breakthrough Performance Actor:
Terrence Howard – Crash, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Hustle & Flow

Breakthrough Performance Actress:
Q’Orianka Kilcher, The New World

Best Director:
Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain

Best Directorial Debut:
Julian Fellowes, Separate Lies

Best Animated Feature:
Corpse Bride

Best Screenplay – Adapted:
Syriana – Stephen Gaghan

Best Screenplay – Original:
The Squid and the Whale – Noah Baumbach

Best Film or Mini-Series Made for Cable TV:
Lackawanna Blues

Career Achievement Award:
Jane Fonda

Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Directing:
David Cronenberg

Career Achievement – Music Composition:
Howard Shore

Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects:
King Kong

William K. Everson Award for Film History:
George Feltenstein

Special Achievement in Producing:
Saul Zaentz

Special Recognition of Films That Reflect Freedom of Expression:
Innocent Voices
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking:
Breakfast on Pluto
Cape of Good Hope
The Dying Gaul
Everything Is Illuminated
Hustle & Flow
Layer Cake
Lord of War
Nine Lives
The Thing About My Folks
The Upside of Anger