"First reform", "If Beale Street could talk", and more winners in this year's National Review Board.
The National Board of Review (NBR) has announced its elections for the best films and performances of 2018. The organization is made up of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, academics and filmmakers.
The NBR is one of the first organizations to announce its end-of-the-year selections, followed closely by the New York Film Critics Circle (November 29). The awards season began with the Gotham Awards on November 27, where the "First Degree" of Bo Burnham and the "First Reformed" of Paul Schrader won two awards. "The Rider" surprised to win the Best Movie.
Last year, the National Board of Review honored Steven Spielberg's "The Post" with his first award, and also awarded the stars of the film Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks with the Best Actress and Best Actor trophies, respectively. Other winners included "The Florida Project," "Lady Bird," "Phantom Thread," "Call Me By Your Name," and "Coco," all of which ended up receiving Oscar nominations and / or victories.
The complete list of winners of the 2018 National Review Board is below.
Best movie: GREEN BOOK
Best director: Bradley Cooper, a star is born
Best actor: Viggo Mortensen, GREEN PAPER
Best Actress: Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Elliott, a star has been born
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD SPEAK
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORM
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, IF BELE STREET COULD SPEAK
Best Animation Feature Film: INCREDIBLE 2
Revolutionary 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
Film History Award William K. Everson: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND and THEY WILL LOVE ME WHEN I'M DEAD
Freedom of speech award NBR: July 22
Prize for freedom of expression NBR: IN THEIR SHOULDERS
Best movies (in alphabetical order)
The ballad of Buster Scruggs
Can you forgive me?
If Beale Street could talk
Mary Poppins returns
A peaceful place
A star has been born
Top 5 movies in foreign languages (in alphabetical order)
Happy as lazzaro
Top 5 documentaries (in alphabetical order)
Crime + Punishment
Minding the Gap
Three identical strangers
Will not you be my neighbor?
Top 10 independent films (in alphabetical order)
The death of Stalin
Lean on Pete
Leave no trace
The old man and the gun
Sorry to bother you
We the animals
You were never really here