December 5, 2002 |
The race leading to Oscar gold began Wednesday when "The Hours," director Stephen Daldry's poignant drama based on Michael Cunningham's novel, which was itself based on Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," was named best picture of 2002 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. The Paramount release, which stars Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore, opens Dec. 27.
December 2, 2004 |
"Finding Neverland," a family drama that imagines how Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie was inspired to create "Peter Pan," was chosen best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. The organization selected Jamie Foxx as best actor for his performance as the late singer Ray Charles in "Ray" and Annette Bening as best actress for her turn as a '30s stage star in the comedy "Being Julia." Michael Mann won best director honors for the thriller "Collateral."
February 10, 1987 |
"A Room With a View" was selected Monday as best film of 1986 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. In ceremonies at New York's Whitney Museum, Paul Newman won best actor award for "The Color of Money." Kathleen Turner received the best actress award for the title role in "Peggy Sue Got Married." Woody Allen was selected as best director for "Hannah and Her Sisters." Jack Lemmon was presented the board's career-achievement award.
February 28, 1990 |
Widmark Honored: Richard Widmark, one of Hollywood's most durable stars, received the D.W. Griffith Career Achievement Award for his 40 years in films. The 75-year-old was presented the award by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures at a ceremony Monday night from Sidney Poitier, who appeared with him in the 1952 movie, "No Way Out." Widmark started in radio in the 1940s, then appeared in several Broadway plays.
December 16, 1987 |
Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun" was named the best picture of 1987 Tuesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, the season's first presentation of movie awards that lead up to the Academy Awards. Spielberg was also named best director for the Warner Bros. film.
December 25, 1985 |
"The Color Purple," directed by Steven Spielberg, has been named Best Film of 1985 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, the nation's oldest film organization. The 76-year-old review board selected Whoopi Goldberg as best actress for her film debut in "The Color Purple." Goldberg, 35, had a successful one-woman show on Broadway last season. William Hurt and Raul Julia shared best actor award for their roles in "Kiss of the Spider Woman."