Lets be honest, most of us including me just do not have the time to see all the movies nominated for Best Picture let alone have the time to determine which screenplay will win. Based on that premise I do a lot of guesswork, as I am sure most of you do.
In an effort to help everyone I thought I would post a few movie awards already won earlier this year or in 2008 at the BM for your convenience so you do not have to go searching around.
The following is a list of the awards given by THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW. If you would like to know more about these specific awards and whom is responsible for them check out www.nbrmp.org. Keep in mind that some of these awards are not directly relevant to the Academy Awards but you never know.
National Board Of Review Winners
Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Foreign Language Film: Mongol
Best Documentary: Man on Wire
Best Animated Feature: WALL•E
Best Ensemble Cast: Doubt
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Viola Davis, Doubt
Best Directorial Debut: Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Best Original Screenplay: Nick Schenk, Gran Torino
Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire and Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Again, if you are missing your ballot or happen to be a BM reader and want a ballot to join in on the “fun” let me know.