The National Board of Review, what or whoever they are, makes their year-end selections.
Best Picture: No Country for Old Men
Best Actor: George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Best Actress: Julie Christie, Away from Her
Best Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Best Director: Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd
Even in a strong film year, with a lot of legitimate candidates for year-end awards, I expect to see No Country win a lot of them. It's probably the one that everybody most agrees on.
Thrilled to see Casey Affleck, who's spectacular, even if I would tend to think of his role as the lead. That's debatable, though.