• Martin Scorsese

    Martin Scorsese

  • Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    2005 Best Actor - Capote

  • Ang Lee

    Ang Lee

    2005 Best Director - Brokeback Mountain

  • Dan Fellman

    Dan Fellman

  • Terrence Howard

    Terrence Howard

    2005 Breakthrough Performance for an Actor - Crash, Get Rich or Die Tryin´ and Hustle & Flow

  • David Cronenberg

    David Cronenberg

  • Harvey Weinstein, George Clooney

    Harvey Weinstein, George Clooney

  • Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda

    2005 Career Achievement Award

  • Amanda Peet, David Benioff

    Amanda Peet, David Benioff

  • Frank Langella, Grant Heslov

    Frank Langella, Grant Heslov

    2005 Best Film - Good Night, and Good Luck

  • Ellen Barkin

    Ellen Barkin

  • Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah

  • Halle Berry

    Halle Berry

  • Oscar Torres, Lawrence Bender, Susan Sarandon

    Oscar Torres, Lawrence Bender, Susan Sarandon

    2005 Special Recognition of Films that Reflect Freedom of Expression

  • Noah Baumbach

    Noah Baumbach

    2005 Best Original Screenplay - The Squid and the Whale

  • George C. Wolfe

    George C. Wolfe

  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicity Huffman

    2005 Best Actress - Transamerica

  • Sigourney Weaver

    Sigourney Weaver

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A select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students, the National Board of Review viewed over 250 films in 2005 including studio, independent, foreign-language, animated and documentary selections.

These screenings were frequently followed by in-depth discussions with filmmakers, directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters. Voting ballots were tabulated by the accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.

The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named Good Night, and Good Luck the 2005 Best Film of the Year.  Directed by George Clooney and released by Warner Independent Pictures, Good Night, And Good Luck takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950’s America. The film chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy.

“The 2005 Ten Best Films list reflects stories of human spirit, sacrifice, desire and political awareness, and also singles out the biopics of two extraordinary American artists,” said NBR President Annie Schulhof.

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The 2005 Ten Best Films list reflects stories of human spirit, sacrifice, desire and political awareness

– Annie Schulhof, NBR President