Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2017 National Board of Review Awards Winners

A few hours ago the NBR announced their awards winners and its choices gives us a possible trend into the Awards Season than will not be surprising but predictable, as their top award went to big -really big- The Post plus the top acting awards to film leads, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.  Of course I'm looking forward to see film, but with all the available options was hoping for more "exciting" results.

On the plus side, Greta Gerwig winning Best Director is exciting and let's hope winning strike continues with other groups.

NBR President Annie Schulhof said, “The Post is a beautifully crafted film that deeply resonates at this moment in time. We are so thrilled to award it our best film as well as to honor the wonderfully talented Greta Gerwig as our Best Director.

These awards are the latest citation of excellence by the National Board of Review, a tradition going back 108 years. This year 265 films were viewed by this select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, students, many of which were followed by in-depth discussions with directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters.

The honorees will be feted at the National Board of Review Awards Gala, hosted by Willie Geist, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street, NY.

The full list of the 2017 award recipients:

Best FilmThe Post
Best Animated Feature: Coco
Best Foreign Language Film: Foxtrot
Best Documentary: Jane

Best Director: Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
Best Directorial Debut: Jordan Peele for Get Out

Best Actress: Meryl Streep in The Post
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird
Best Actor: Tom Hanks in The Post
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project
Breakthrough Performance: Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name
Best Ensemble: Get Out

Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread
Best Adapted Screenplay: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for The Disaster Artist

Spotlight Award:  Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot for Wonder Woman
NBR Freedom of Expression Award
First They Killed My Father
Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

As usual film group published their top lists

Top Films
Baby Driver
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
A Fantastic Woman
Summer 1993
The Square

Top 5 Documentaries
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Brimstone & Glory
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Faces Places
Hell On Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

Top 10 Independent Films
Beatriz at Dinner
Brigsby Bear
Lady Macbeth
Logan Lucky
Loving Vincent
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Patty Cake$
Wind River

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