Awardees, presenters and celebrity guests arrive on the black carpet for the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala, presented by Bulgari. The event was eld at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Awardees, presenters and celebrity guests arrive on the black carpet for the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala, presented by Bulgari. The event was eld at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Alec Baldwin is planning to quit acting within three years.

The Hunt for Red October star says he will find a new career when his contract for hit TV show 30 Rock runs out in 2012.

He said: "I don't have any interest in acting any more. Movies are part of my past. It's been 30 years. I'm not young, but I have time to do something else."

Baldwin, 51, told a US magazine he considers his film career - which has included starring roles in Glengarry Glenn Ross, Beetlejuice, and The Aviator - unsuccessful.

He added: "It's a difficult thing to say, but I believe it: I consider my entire movie career a complete failure. I'll tell you why. The goal of movie-making is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that."

His next - and apparently last - film will be romantic comedy It's Complicated, in which he stars opposite Meryl Streep and Steve Martin. It is due for release in the US on Christmas Day.