National Board of Review 2009

Top Films
* Up in the Air
(500) Days of Summer
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Invictus
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Star Trek
Up
Where the Wild Things Are

Top Foreign Films
* A Prophet, France
The Maid
Revanche
The Song of Sparrows
Three Monkeys
The White Ribbon

Top Documentaries
* The Cove
Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country
Crude
Food, Inc.
Good Hair
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Top Independent Films
Amreeka
District 9
Goodbye Solo
Humpday
In the Loop
Julia
Me and Orson Welles
Moon
Sugar
Two Lovers

Best Animated Feature:
Up

Best Actor (tie):
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
George Clooney – Up in the Air

Best Actress:
Carey Mulligan – An Education

Best Supporting Actor:
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

Best Supporting Actress:
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air

Best Director:
Clint Eastwood – Invictus

Breakthrough Male Performances:
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Breakthrough Female Performances:
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious

Best Ensemble Cast:
It’s Complicated

Best Directorial Debut (tie):
Duncan Jones – Moon
Oren Moverman – The Messenger
Marc Webb – (500) Days of Summer

Best Screenplay – Adapted:
Up in the Air – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best Screenplay – Original:
A Serious Man – Joel and Ethan Coen

Freedom of Expression Award (tie):
Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country
Invictus
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Special Filmmaking Achievement Award:
Wes Anderson – Fantastic Mr. Fox

William K. Everson Award for Film History:
Jean Picker Firstenberg