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.
Top 10 Films
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
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
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Directorial Debut
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
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
On Her Shoulders
Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)
Happy as Lazzaro
Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
Crime + Punishment
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
The Old Man & the Gun
We the Animals
You Were Never Really Here