Tag: national board of review

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Oscars Watch: 93rd National Board of Review Awards (2021)

Paul Thomas Anderson and “Licorice Pizza” earn their first big wins of the season, as the National Board of Review adorns them with their top honors; Best Picture and Best Director. “King Richard” also comes in big, grabbing acting wins for both Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis. Asghar Farhadi inches closer to more Oscar recognition as well, winning Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign … Read More Oscars Watch: 93rd National Board of Review Awards (2021)

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Oscars Watch: 92nd National Board of Review Awards (2020)

Usually one of the first voices heard during a normal awards season, the National Board of Review released their 2020 year-in winners today, with “Da 5 Bloods” receiving Best Picture, Director, and Ensemble, with Chadwick Boseman also posthumously receiving their Icon Award. “Minari” and “Sound Of Metal” each won a pair of awards, but a film that has not been mentioned much during this … Read More Oscars Watch: 92nd National Board of Review Awards (2020)

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Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” starts the award season in a big way, getting Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress, paving the way for Meryl Streep to get her 20th Academy Award nomination. Instead of Spielberg for Best Director, however, Greta Gerwig snuck in, with her highly acclaimed “Lady Bird,” as did Laurie Metcalf, taking Best Supporting Actress. Willem Dafoe rounded out the acting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 National Board Of Review Awards

Best Picture: “Manchester by the Sea” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Amy Adams – “Arrival” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Silence” – Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese Best Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

The National Board Of Review goes completely outside the box with their pick for the best film of the year with J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year”. Giving Jessica Chastain the win for Best Supporting Actress leaves speculation up for whether this support comes in the wake of “Interstellar” demanding Chastain not lobby for Chandor’s film over Nolan’s or whether “A Most Violent Year” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

Best Film:  ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 National Board of Review Awards

“Hugo” gains its first big win this awards season. George Clooney wins a well-deserved acting award, something that could easily translate come Academy Awards season. “Rango” picks up its first animation feature award which many are predicting will occur on Oscar night. Chalk up another award win for Felicity Jones and her lovely performance in “Like Crazy” and the first of many awards I … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 National Board of Review Awards