The New York-Based National Board of Review has spoken.
Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, was deemed by the organization to be Best Picture of 2009. Directed by Juno director, Jason Reitman, the film also snagged the prize of best actor for Clooney–a title George shares with Morgan Freeman, who co-shares the prize for his performance as Nelson Mandela in Invictus. Aww, his mother will be proud.
Shia LaBeouf‘s girlfriend Carey Mulligan was named Best Actress for her performance in An Education. While Woody Harrelson was named best supporting actor for his performance as a soldier charged with notifying families of their loved ones’ death in The Messenger.
Gallery Info: Stills from the winning films.