Earlier, we got some exciting nominations but today marks the first wins for Up in the fall season. The National Board of Review announced today the recipients for their 100th ceremony. Up was not only named Best Animated Feature (2009), but also one of the Top 10 Films of the Year! Pixar is a regular in the Animated category, winning with each film since Finding Nemo, the studio was also in the Top 10 last year with WALL•E.
Now, you must be wondering who’s going home with Best Film; this year the top prize was handed to another "up" — Up In The Air. Runners-up, according to the top ten category, include the following (in alphabetical order): An Education, (500) Days of Summer, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Invictus, The Messenger, A Serious Man, Star Trek, Up and Where The Wild Things Are. Check out the rest of the winners here.
The aforementioned list should be a nice indicator for what we’ll see during the Oscars. National Board of Review’s gala will be officially held on January 12th, 2009.