A select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students, the National Board of Review viewed over 280 films in 2007 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 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN the 2007 Best Film of the Year. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and released by Miramax and Paramount Vantage, the film is based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel. It simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible, and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.
“2007 was an extremely exciting and challenging year for the NBR in determining the winners in the various categories,” said NBR President Annie Schulhof. “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is a brilliant convergence of extraordinary directing, a masterful screenplay, and incredible ensemble performances.”See The Winners