Naming the first winners of the 2006/07 awards season, The National Board of Review has voted Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima the best film of 2006, while Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren earned respective acting honours for The Last King Of Scotland and The Queen.
Martin Scorsese got his awards season campaign going by winning best director for The Departed, while supporting actor honours went to Djimon Hounsou for Blood Diamond and Catherine O'Hara for For Your Consideration.
Zach Helm won best original screenplay for Stranger Than Fiction and Ron Nyswaner took best adapted screenplay honours for The Painted Veil.
Pedro Almodovar's Volver won best foreign language film, while Davis Guggenheim's An Inconvenient Truth was voted best documentary and Cars picked up the animated award.
In the special awards, Eli Wallach picked up Career Achievement, Jonathan Demme won the Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Direction, Donald Krim took the William K Everson Award for Film History, Irwin Winkler won the Career Achievment In Producing, and the BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression went to Water and World Trade Center.

Best Foreign-Language Film: Volver
Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Best Animated Feature: Cars
Best Director: Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland)
Best Actress: Helen Mirren (The Queen)
Best Supporting Actor: Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond)
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration)
Best Acting By An Ensemble: The Departed
Breakthrough Performance Actor: Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson)
Breakthrough Performance Actress: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
Best Directorial Debut: Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking)
Best Original Screenplay: Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner (The Painted Veil)
10 best films of 2006: Letters From Iwo Jima; Babel; Blood Diamond; The Departed: The Devil Wears Prada; Flags Of Our Fathers; The History Boys; Little Miss Sunshine; Notes On A Scandal; The Painted Veil
Five best foreign language films of 2006: Volver; Curse Of The Golden Flower; Days of Glory; Pan's Labyrinth; Water
Five best documentaries of 2006: An Inconvenient Truth; 51 Birch Street; Iraq In Fragments; Shut Up & Sing; Wordplay
Top Independent Films: Akeelah And The Bee; Bobby; Catch A Fire; Copying Beethoven; A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints; Half Nelson; The Illusionist; Lonesome Jim; Sherrybaby; 10 Items or Less; Thank You For Smoking
Career Achievement: Eli Wallach
Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Direction: Jonathan Demme
William K Everson Award for Film History: Donald Krim
Producer of the Year Award: Irwin Winkler
The BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression: Water and World Trade Center