So It Begins: National Board of Review Honors

The National Board of Review’s awards for 2010 have been announced.

The always-dubious affair has some typically excellent examples of “Wow! Awesome!” and “What the…?” And, as always, this sparks a season of everybody else coming up with better selections than these.

A few highlights:

Best Film
The Social Network

Best Foreign Language Film
Of Gods and Men

Best Actor
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress
Lesley Manville, Another Year

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Breakthrough Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Best Director
David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Animated Feature
Toy Story 3

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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