George Clooney in Michael Clayton courtesy Warner Bros.
Set the red carpets loose! The Coen brothers'
No Country for Old Men
is the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' pick for the best film of 2007. "I think it is one of the purest adaptations of a book," board president Annie Schulhof tells the AP. "The ensemble performances were absolutely extraordinary and it really talks about what happens when evil overrides good."
In other categories, George Clooney (
) and Julie Christie (
Away from Her
) were named best actor and actress, Casey Affleck (
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
) and Amy Ryan (
Gone Baby Gone
) topped the supporting slots, and Emile Hirsch (
Into the Wild
) and Ellen Page (
) won the young-actor contests.