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'Manchester by the Sea' tops National Board of Review awards

Associated Press logo Associated Press 11/29/2016 By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
This image released by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios shows Lucas Hedges, right, and Casey Affleck in a scene from "Manchester By The Sea." The film has been named best film by the National Board of Review, which lavished four awards on Kenneth Lonergan’s New England portrait of grief. In awards announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, “Manchester by the Sea” also took best actor for Casey Affleck’s lead performance, best screenplay for Lonergan’s script and best supporting actor for the breakout performance by Lucas Hedges. (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios shows Lucas Hedges, right, and Casey Affleck in a scene from "Manchester By The Sea." The film has been named best film by the National Board of Review, which lavished four awards on Kenneth Lonergan’s New England portrait of grief. In awards announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, “Manchester by the Sea” also took best actor for Casey Affleck’s lead performance, best screenplay for Lonergan’s script and best supporting actor for the breakout performance by Lucas Hedges. (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — "Manchester by the Sea" has been named best film by the National Board of Review, which lavished four awards on Kenneth Lonergan's New England portrait of grief.

This image released by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios shows Casey Affleck in a scene from "Manchester By The Sea." The film has been named best film by the National Board of Review, which lavished four awards on Kenneth Lonergan’s New England portrait of grief. In awards announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, “Manchester by the Sea” also took best actor for Casey Affleck’s lead performance, best screenplay for Lonergan’s script and best supporting actor for the breakout performance by Lucas Hedges. (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios shows Casey Affleck in a scene from "Manchester By The Sea." The film has been named best film by the National Board of Review, which lavished four awards on Kenneth Lonergan’s New England portrait of grief. In awards announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, “Manchester by the Sea” also took best actor for Casey Affleck’s lead performance, best screenplay for Lonergan’s script and best supporting actor for the breakout performance by Lucas Hedges. (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP)

In awards announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, "Manchester by the Sea" also took best actor for Casey Affleck's lead performance, best screenplay for Lonergan's script and best supporting actor for the breakout performance by Lucas Hedges.

"Moonlight," the coming-of-age drama that cleaned up at Monday's Gotham Independent Film Awards, was awarded best director for Barry Jenkins, and best supporting actress for Naomie Harris.

Amy Adams won best actress for her turn in the cerebral sci-fi thriller "Arrival." The not-yet-released "Hidden Figures," about black mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s, was honored for its ensemble.

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