Get out your Oscar pool cards, kids! The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, which usually tests the awards-season winds early in the season, announced their annual awards this afternoon, naming the Coen brothers’ No Country For Old Men 2007’s Best Film of the Year. They also got the best adapted screenplay award and the cast, which includes Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Kelly MacDonald, was named the best ensemble.
“No Country” joined “The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford,” “Atonement,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Bucket List,” “Into The Wild,” “Juno,” “The Kite Runner,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Michael Clayton” and “Sweeney Todd” in the organization’s top ten list. Last year, four of the five Academy Award nominees for Best Picture were featured in the NBR’s top ten.