Thursday, September 29, 2022

The 2019 National Board Of Review (NBR) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The National Board Of Review have announced their winners representing the best in cinema for 2019. The New York based group is over 100 years old consisting of unknown voting members who are filmmakers, professionals and academics. The winners for their Best Picture prize from the last three years were “Manchester By The Sea,” “The Post” and “Green Book” with the later going on to win Best Picture, the first time since 2008’s winners “Slumdog Millionaire.” What won this year?

Click below to see which films they rewarded.

Best Film: THE IRISHMAN
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Best Actor: Adam Sandler – UNCUT GEMS
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger – JUDY
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates – RICHARD JEWELL
Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein – UNCUT GEMS
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian – THE IRISHMAN
Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser – RICHARD JEWELL
Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas – QUEEN & SLIM 
Best Animated Feature: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
Best Foreign Language Film: PARASITE
Best Documentary: MAIDEN
Best Ensemble: KNIVES OUT
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins – 1917
NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro & Al Pacino 
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: FOR SAMA 
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: JUST MERCY 

Top Films (in alphabetical order) 
1917
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
FORD v FERRARI
JOJO RABBIT
KNIVES OUT
MARRIAGE STORY
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
RICHARD JEWELL
UNCUT GEMS
WAVES

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order) 
ATLANTICS
INVISIBLE LIFE
PAIN AND GLORY
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
TRANSIT

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order) 
AMERICAN FACTORY
APOLLO 11
THE BLACK GODFATHER
ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE
WRESTLE 

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order) 
THE FAREWELL
GIVE ME LIBERTY
A HIDDEN LIFE
JUDY
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
MIDSOMMAR
THE NIGHTINGALE
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
THE SOUVENIR
WILD ROSE

So what do you think of the winners? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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

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