- Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
- NEW YORK
The National Board of Review (NBR) named Green Book the Best Film of the Year, additionally honoring it with Best Actor distinction for Viggo Mortensen.
Copping the most honors was A Star is Born with three: Best Director for Bradley Cooper, Best Actress for Lady Gaga, and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott.
Like Green Book, If Beale Street Could Talk scored a pair of honors: director Barry Jenkins for penning the Best Adapted Screenplay (from novelist James Baldwin’s seminal work), and Regina King as Best Supporting Actress.
Taking Best Original Screenplay was Paul Schrader for First Reformed.
Best Directorial Debut was Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade.
Crazy Rich Asians won for Best Ensemble.
Incredibles 2 earned the Best Animated Feature mantle while Best Documentary went to RBG, and Best Foreign Language Film distinction was bestowed upon Cold War.
The honorees will be feted at the NBR Awards Gala, hosted by Willie Geist, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Here’s a full rundown of NBR 2018 award recipients:
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
- A Star Is Born
Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)
- The Guilty
- Happy as Lazzaro
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
- The Old Man & the Gun
- The Rider
- Sorry to Bother You
- We the Animals
- You Were Never Really Here