So the National Board of Review honored Wes Anderson, director of Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and most recently The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with a Special Filmmaking Achievement award for Mr. Fox. Previous recipients have included Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby and Peter Jackson for Lord of the Rings, among others. Rather than accept the award live, Anderson accepted via a stop-motion animated film of himself depicted as an animal (
a brown fox, I presume? commenter Dominique nails it: a weasel). Wow.