Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The 2022 National Board Of Review (NBR) Winners

The National Board Of Review (NBR) have announced their winners representing the best in cinema for 2022. 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 thirteen years (or since when the Academy expanded the Best Picture lineup) were “Up In The Air,” “The Social Network,” “Hugo,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Her,” “A Most Violent Year,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Manchester By The Sea,” “The Post,” “Green Book,” The Irishman,” “Da 5 Bloods” & “Licorice Pizza.” with only one of those going on to win Best Picture, the first time since 2008’s winner, “Slumdog Millionaire.” While this group doesn’t have the best track-record when it comes to predicting the Best Picture winner, they’re still a fun group to mull over and their top 10 list is used by many to compare with the AFI Top 10 list to figure out where the Best Picture consensus currently lies. With that said, here are this year’s winners:

Best Film: Top Gun: Maverick

Best Director: Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Best Actor: Colin Farrell – The Banshees Of Inisherin

Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees Of Inisherin

Best Supporting Actress: Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Best Original Screenplay: Martin McDonagh – The Banshees Of Inisherin

Best Adapted Screenplay: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell –  All Quiet on the Western Front

Breakthrough Performance: Danielle Deadwyler – Till

Breakthrough Performance: Gabriel LaBelle – The Fabelmans

Best Directorial Debut: Charlotte Wells – Aftersun

Best Animated Feature: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Best International Film: Close

Best Documentary: Sr.

Best Ensemble: Women Talking

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Claudio Miranda – Top Gun: Maverick

NBR Freedom of Expression Awards: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed & Argentina, 1985

Top Films (in alphabetical order):
Avatar: The Way Of The Water
The Banshees Of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All At Once
The Fabelmans
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
The Woman King
Women Talking

Top 5 International Films (in alphabetical order):
All Quiet on the Western Front
Argentina, 1985
Decision To Leave
Saint Omer

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order):
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
All That Breathes
Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order):
Armageddon Time
Emily the Criminal
The Eternal Daughter
Funny Pages
The Inspection
A Love Song
The Wonder
To Leslie

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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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