It’s that time of year when critics began compiling and releasing their “best of” lists for the year.
One of the more prestigious lists of “best ofs” is from the National Board of Review And this year several genre films have made the cut as the best film of the year, including “Star Trek” and “Up.”
The other movies in the category (listed alphabetically, of course) were “An Education”, “(500) Days Of Summer”, “The Hurt Locker”, “Inglorious Basterds”, “Invictus”, “The Messenger”, “A Serious Man” and “Where The Wild Things Are.”
For over 100 years the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts to the support of film, domestic and foreign, as both art and entertainment. Our nonprofit organization celebrates the distinctive voice of the individual artist, honoring excellence and supporting freedom of expression in film. The Board’s core activities include fostering commentary on all aspects of film production, as well as underwriting educational film programs and seminars for film students.
“Trek” has been appearing on a lot of year-end best-of lists, leading some to speculate that with an expanded list of best picture nominees next year, the film could get an Oscar nod.
Could Hollywood give “Trek” a nod as a way to try and make up for its perceived error in not nominating “Dark Knight” last year?