National Board of Review Awards: The Irishman, Sandler, Zellweger

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:27 am

The National Board of Review’s 2019 awards:

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Best Film: THE IRISHMAN
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Best Actor: Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, JUDY
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, RICHARD JEWELL
Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein, UNCUT GEMS
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, THE IRISHMAN
Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, RICHARD JEWELL
Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, QUEEN & SLIM
Best Animated Feature: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
Best Foreign Language Film: PARASITE
Best Documentary: MAIDEN
Best Ensemble: KNIVES OUT
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917
NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: FOR SAMA
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: JUST MERCY

Top Films (in alphabetical order)
“1917”
“Dolemite is My Name”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Knives Out”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”
“Richard Jewell”
“Uncut Gems”
“Waves”

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)
“Atlantics”
“Invisible Life”
“Pain and Glory”
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
“Transit”

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
“American Factory”
“Apollo 11”
“The Black Godfather”
“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese”
“Wrestle”

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Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)
“The Farewell”
“Give Me Liberty”
“A Hidden Life”
“Judy”
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
“Midsommar”
The Nightingale”
“The Peanut Butter Falcon”
“The Souvenir”
“Wild Rose”

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National Board of Review Kicks Off the 2012 Awards With “Zero Dark Thirty”

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

The first big movie awards announcement each year comes from the National Board of Review, a group of film academics, students, and professionals.  The Osama Bin Laden manhunt drama “Zero Dark Thirty” from “The Hurt Locker’s” Kathryn Bigelow, tops the list and Bigelow was awarded Best Director, and star Jessica Chastain, who plays the CIA official who spent 12 years tracking Bin Laden, was selected as Best Actress.  People’s recently-announced Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper continued his winning streak with the Best Actor award for his performance as a bi-polar man in “Silver Linings Playbook,” which also won best adapted screenplay.  Best Original Screenplay went to the twisty time-travel “Looper,” and Disney won Best Animated Feature with “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The complete list:

Best Film: ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE
Best Adapted Screenplay: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Original Screenplay: LOOPER
Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH
Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE
Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Best Foreign Language Film: AMOUR
Best Documentary: SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
Best Ensemble: LES MISERABLES
Spotlight Award: John Goodman, ARGO, FLIGHT and TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
NBR Freedom of Expression: THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE and PROMISED LAND
William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 Years of Bond Films

Top Films (in alphabetical order): ARGO, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, DJANGO UNCHAINED, LES MISERABLES, LINCOLN, LOOPER, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, PROMISED LAND, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order): BARBARA, THE INTOUCHABLES, THE KID WITH A BIKE, NO, WAR WITCH

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order): AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, DETROPIA, THE GATEKEEPERS, THE INVISIBLE WAR, ONLY THE YOUNG

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order): ARBITRAGE, BERNIE, COMPLIANCE, END OF WATCH, HELLO I MUST BE GOING, LITTLE BIRDS, MOONRISE KINGDOM, ON THE ROAD, QUARTET, SLEEPWALK WITH ME

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National Board of Review Picks “Hugo,” Clooney, Swinton

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

The National Board of Review announced their awards for 2011.  I’m especially pleased for the recognition for “Margin Call,” Christopher Plummer’s performance in “Beginners,” and the excellent documentary “Crime After Crime.”

Best Film: Hugo

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50

Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Best Animated Feature: Rango

Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy

Breakthrough Performance: Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Debut Director: J.C. Chandor, Margin Call

Best Ensemble: The Help

Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class)

NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime

NBR Freedom of Expression: Pariah

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Special Achievement in Filmmaking: The Harry Potter Franchise – A Distinguished Translation from Book

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