By Matt Neglia
The National Board Of Review have announced their winners representing the best in cinema for 2020. 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 four years were “Manchester By The Sea,” “The Post,” “Green Book” & “The Irishman,” with only one of those going on to win Best Picture, the first time since 2008’s winner, “Slumdog Millionaire.” So, this group doesn’t have the best track-record when it comes to predicting the Best Picture winner but they’re still an unpredictable group in many ways, producing fun winners to mull over and a top 10 list which is used by many to compare with the AFI Top 10 list which was released yesterday.
Click below to see which films they rewarded.
Best Film: “Da 5 Bloods”
Best Director: Spike Lee – “Da 5 Bloods”
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed – “Sound of Metal”
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Raci – “Sound of Metal”
Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung – “Minari”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Greengrass & Luke Davies – “News of the World”
Best Original Screenplay: Lee Isaac Chung – “Minari”
Breakthrough Performance: Sidney Flanigan – “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
Best Directorial Debut: Channing Godfrey Peoples – “Miss Juneteenth”
Best Animated Feature: “Soul”
Best Foreign Language Film: “La Llorona”
Best Documentary: “Time”
NBR Icon Award: Chadwick Boseman
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “One Night in Miami”
NBR Spotlight Award: Radha Blank for writing, directing, producing and starring in “The Forty-Year-Old Version”
Best Ensemble: “Da 5 Bloods”
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Joshua James Richards – “Nomadland”
So what do you think of the winners? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.
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