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‘Green Book,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ top National Board of Review (NBR) winners

Green Book has won the National Board of Review (NBR) prize for Best Film of 2018, also scooping up the Best Actor prize for Viggo Mortensen.  The organization is made up of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, academics, and filmmakers. 

A Star Is Born was the field best winner today with three: Best Director for Bradley Cooper, Best Actress for Lady Gaga and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott. The film was also named one of the top 10 films of the year.

Other multiple winners included If Beale Street Could Talk which received wins for Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actress (Regina King) First Reformed and Eighth Grade

The Gotham Best Feature winner The Rider showed up today on the NBR’s list of Top 10 Independent Films.

With the Gotham Awards last night, the NBR is the next part in the official kickoff of the 2018-2019 awards season. The New York Film Critics Circle announces on Thursday.

Last year, the NBR were the first to jump on The Post, giving that film its top prize as well as Best Actor and Best Actress for Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, respectively. In the end, the film earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination and Streep grabbed her 21st career nomination. 

The National Board of Review gala will be held on January 8, 2019 in New York City. 

Here is the full list of winners.

Best Film
Green Book

Top 10 Films

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Eighth Grade
First Reformed
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
ROMA
A Star Is Born

Best Director
Bradley Cooper,  A Star Is Born

Best Actor
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Actress
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Best Supporting Actor
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Adapted Screenplay
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Best Animated Film
Incredibles 2

Best Foreign Language Film
Cold War

Best Documentary
RBG

Best Directorial Debut
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

Best Ensemble
Crazy Rich Asians

Breakthrough Performance (Male or Female)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace

William K. Everson Film History Award
The Other Side of the Wind and They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

NBR Freedom of Expression Award
22 July
On Her Shoulders

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)
Burning
Custody
The Guilty
Happy as Lazzaro
Shoplifters

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
Crime + Punishment
Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)
The Death of Stalin
Lean on Pete
Leave No Trace
Mid90s
The Old Man & the Gun
The Rider
Searching
We the Animals
You Were Never Really Here

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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