Updated: December 17, 2002 (2:17 p.m. EST thru Broadcast Film Critics Association announcement) Top Films based on number of appearances from various organizations' lists (not individual critics): 1. Far From Heaven (6 appearances) Y Tu Mama Tambien - tie 3. Talk To Her (5) 4. About Schmidt (4) Adaptation Chicago Gangs of New York Hours, The Pianist, The 10. Quiet American, The (3) --------------- With the awards season heating up, it might be a good idea to have a repository thread for all the Top 10 lists that will be released here shortly separate from all the Oscar discussions. First up The National Board of Review (from Ruth_F's post in another thread): 'THE HOURS' NAMED 2002 BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW Campbell Scott and Julianne Moore named Best Actor and Best Actress New York, NY, December 4, 2002 * The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named Paramount's 'The Hours' 2002 Best Film of the Year. The following honorees will be presented with awards at the annual gala on Tuesday, January 14, 2002 in New York City. TOP TEN FILMS OF 2002 1. The Hours * Best Film 2. Chicago 3. Gangs of New York 4. The Quiet American 5. Adaptation 6. Rabbit-Proof Fence 7. The Pianist 8. Far From Heaven 9. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 10. Frida TOP FIVE FOREIGN FILMS OF 2002 1. Talk to Her 2. Y Tu Mama Tambien 3. 8 Women 4. City of God 5. El Crimen del padre Amaro Best Actor: Campbell Scott, Roger Dodger Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper, Adaptation Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, About Schmidt Best Acting by an Ensemble: Nicholas Nickleby Breakthrough Performance Actor: Derek Luke, Antwone Fisher Breakthrough Performance Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Secretary Best Director: Phillip Noyce, The Quiet American and Rabbit- Proof Fence Best Directorial Debut: Rob Marshall, Chicago Screenwriter of the Year: Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Human Nature Best Documentary: Bowling for Columbine Best Animated Feature: Miyazaki's Spirited Away Best Film Made for Cable TV: The Laramie Project Special Award for Visionary Cinematic Achievement: George Lucas Career Achievement: Christopher Plummer Special Filmmaking Achievement: George Clooney, Director, Producer, and Star of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Career Achievement * Film Music Composition: Elmer Bernstein Career Achievement * Cinematography: Conrad Hall Humanitarian Award: Sheila Nevins William K. Everson Award for Film History: Annette Insdorf for her book "Indelible Shadows: Films and the Holocaust" Special Recognition of Films that Reflect the Freedom of Expression: Ararat, Bloody Sunday, The Grey Zone, Rabbit-Proof Fence Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking The National Board of Review, in keeping with its long tradition of recognizing excellence in filmmaking is proud to salute the following films, crafted by visionary artists which demonstrate the creativity and determination which have always been vital to the film industry: Frailty The Good Girl The Guys Heaven Igby Goes Down Max Personal Velocity Real Women Have Curves Roger Dodger Sunshine State Tadpole Tully The National Board of Review, with no commercial ties to the industry, was founded in 1909 to support excellence and free expression in film. The group screens over 300 films per year and honors the very best in a variety of categories of film, direction and performance. In addition, the NBR works to endow scholarships for film students and to underwrite educational film programs.