Sunday, May 19, 2024

The 2018 National Board Of Review (NBR) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The National Board Of Review have announced their winners for 2018. The over 100 year old New York based voting body are the first major critics group out of the gate this awards season. The winners for their Best Picture prize from the last two years “Manchester By The Sea” and “The Post” both went on to receive Best Picture nominations. What won this year? 

Click below to see which films they rewarded.

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” & “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
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
The Guilty
Happy as Lazzaro

Top 5 Documentaries
Crime + Punishment
Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Top 10 Independent Films
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

So what do you think of the winners? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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