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'Green Book' Named Best Film by National Board of Review

The Hollywood Reporter logo The Hollywood Reporter 11/27/2018 Hilary Lewis

The National Board of Review on Tuesday revealed its 2018 award winners, naming Green Book as its pick for best film.

The winners will be recognized during a Jan. 8, 2019 gala at New York's Cipriani 42nd Street, hosted, as they were last year, by NBC News' Willie Geist.

The NBR awards are voted on by a group of film enthusiasts, professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students.

Last year, NBR selected The Post as its best film. The previous year it picked Manchester by the Sea and in 2015 it picked Mad Max: Fury Road. While The Post, Manchester and Mad Max all earned Oscar nominations, NBR has a mixed track record in terms of predicting Oscar contenders.

In 2014, NBR selected A Most Violent Year as its best film, but the J.C. Chandor-directed drama about New York in 1981 was completely snubbed by the Oscars. The year before, NBR selected Spike Jonze's Her as its best film. The movie won only one Oscar, for best original screenplay. Previous NBR best film winners include Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Hugo (2011), The Social Network (2010) and Up in the Air (2009).

The full list of this year's NBR winners follows.

More to come...

Best Film: GREEN BOOK

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 Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED

Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best Animated Feature: INCREDIBLES 2

Breakthrough Performance: Thomasin McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE

Best Directorial Debut: Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE

Best Foreign Language Film: COLD WAR

Best Documentary: RBG

Best Ensemble: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

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

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: ON HER SHOULDERS

 

Top Films (in alphabetical order)

 

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

 

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

Sorry to Bother You

We the Animals

You Were Never Really Here

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