Burstyn garners honor from NBR

Oscar-winning thesp nabs career achievement nod

Ellen Burstyn will receive the 2000 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures career achievement award, presented by the NBR and Biography magazine.

The actress will be presented with the award Jan. 16 during a gala dinner at Tavern on the Green.

Burstyn will be seen this year in “The Yards” and “Requiem for a Dream.” She was recently selected as co-prexy of the Actor’s Studio, along with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel.

Burstyn won a best actress Oscar in 1974 for “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” and received noms for “The Last Picture Show,” “The Exorcist,” “Same Time, Next Year” and “Resurrection.”

Previous winners of the NBR career achievement award include Clint Eastwood, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands.

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