The National Board of Reviewhas voted Good Night, And Good Luckthe best film of 2005, while Philip Seymour Hoffman and Felicity Huffman earnedrespective acting honours for Capote and Transamerica.

Ang Lee won best directorfor Brokeback Mountain, whilesupporting actor honours went to Jake Gyllenhaal for Brokeback Mountain and Gong Li for Memoirs Of A Geisha.

Noah Baumbach won bestoriginal screenplay for The Squid And The Whale and Stephen Gaghan took best adapted screenplayhonours for Syriana.

Hany Abu-Assad's ParadiseNow won best foreign language film,while Luc Jaquet's March Of The Penguins was voted best documentary and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride picked up the animated award.

Jane Fonda heads up adistinguished roster of career honourees with her Career Achievement award. DavidCronenberg wins a distinguished direction award, Howard Shore will collect thecorresponding music composition honour, while Saul Zaentz is named producer ofthe year and the special effects team behind King Kong are also feted.

"Every year the NBR screensmany wonderful films and it is always challenging to decide our topcandidates," NBR president Annie Schulhof said.

"The 2005 ten best filmslist reflects stories of human spirit, sacrifice, desire and politicalawareness, and also singles out the biopics of two extraordinary Americanartists."

The 2005 NBR Awards will bepresented at a gala on Jan 10, 2006 in New York City. The NBR announcement waspostponed from last week due to an administrative error.


Ten best films of 2005
Best Film: Good Night, And Good Luck
(and in alphabetical order)
Brokeback Mountain
A History Of Violence
Match Point
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Walk The Line

Five best foreign languagefilms
Best Foreign-Language Film: ParadiseNow
(and in alphabetical order)
Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress
Walk On Water

Five best documentaries of2005
Best Documentary: March Of The Penguins
(and in alphabetical order)
Ballets Russes
Grizzly Man
Mad Hot Ballroom

Best Animated Feature: TimBurton's Corpse Bride
Best Director: Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
Best Actress: Felicity Huffman Transamerica
Best Supporting Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal Brokeback Mountain
Best Supporting Actress: Gong Li Memoirs Of A Geisha
Best Acting By An Ensemble: Mrs Henderson Presents
Breakthrough Performance Actor: Terrence Howard Crash, Get Rich Or DieTryin' and Hustle & Flow
Breakthrough Performance Actress: Q'Orianka Kilcher The New World
Best Directorial Debut: Julian Fellowes Separate Lies
Best Adapted Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan Syriana
Best Original Screenplay: Noah Baumbach The Squid And The Whale
Best Film or Mini-Series Made for Cable TV: Lackawanna Blues
Career Achievement: Jane Fonda
Career Achievement in Film Music Composition: Howard Shore
Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects: King Kong
Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Direction: David Cronenberg
William K Everson Award for Film History: George Feltenstein
Producer of the Year Award: Saul Zaentz
Special Recognition of Films That Reflect Freedom of Expression: InnocentVoices and The Untold Story OfEmmett Louis Till

Breakfast On Pluto
Cape Of Good Hope
The Dying Gaul
Everything Is Illuminated
Hustle & Flow
Layer Cake
Lord Of War
Nine Lives
The Thing About My Folks
The Upside Of Anger