Here it is everybody, the first real precursor award of the season. Can’t you feel every Oscar nerd’s spine tingling with anticipation of this? Awards season is officially underway! Keep in mind that this list is a bit schizophrenic as it relates to the Oscars. It’s just as likely that a film or performance recognized by the National Board of Review will be left without a single nod as it is that it will make it all the way to the Kodak Theater.

So, with a grain of salt, we give you the 2010 National Board of Review Winners…

  • Best Film: The Social Network
  • Best Director:  David Fincher for The Social Network
  • Best Actor:  Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
  • Best Actress:  Lesley Manville in Another Year
  • Best Supporting Actor:  Christian Bale in The Fighter
  • Best Supporting Actress:  Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom
  • Best Foreign Film:  Of Gods and Men
  • Best Documentary:  Waiting For “Superman”
  • Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
  • Best Ensemble Cast:  The Town
  • Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone
  • Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington for Restrepo
  • Best Original Screenplay: Buried by Chris Sparling
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin
  • Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola, for for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere
  • William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin
  • NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl

Top Eleven Films (In alphabetical order):
Another Year
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Top Ten Independent Films (In alphabetical order):
Animal Kingdom
Fish Tank
The Ghost Writer
Let Me In
Please Give
Youth in Revolt

Top Six Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):
I Am Love
Life, Above All
Of Gods And Men
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Top Six Documentary Films (In alphabetical order):
A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story
Waiting For “Superman”

What do you think this year’s choices?