Tomorrow the first big awards of the season are announced. The National Board of Review always kicks the season off with its top 10 films of the year along with its Best Film . This can set the tone. Last year it named Slumdog Millionaire its Best Film prize. The year before it picked No Country. Though, for the decade its actually only picked those two for the top honor. 2/9 is not a very good percentage. Here's what I am thinking.
Best Film: Up in the Air
Top 10: (in alphabetical order)
The Hurt Locker
The Lovely Bones
A Serious Man
Where the Wild Things Are
You may be asking why I'm picking Up in the Air while I earlier picked Nine to win Best Picture at the Oscars. I just think Up in the Air fits the NBR's taste better. In the years past they have picked films like Finding Neverland, The Hours, and Mystic River. I don't think they will go with the ensemble musical for the top prize. Just a thought.