Friday, December 02, 2011

2011 National Board of Review Awards

Yesterday the NBR announced their awards recipients for this year and here they are.

Best Film: Hugo
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Best Director: Martin Scorsese for Hugo
Debut Director: J. C, Chandor for Margin Call

Best Ensemble: The Help
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley in The Descendants
Best Actor: George Clooney in The Descendants
Best Supporting Actor: Chirstopher Plummer in Beginners
Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones in Like Crazy and Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime and Pariah
Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender in A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, and X-Men: First Class

Top 10 Independent Films
Another Earth
A Better Life
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Take Shelter
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Win Win

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
13 Assasins
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Le Havre
Point Blank

Top Films
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Ides of March
J. Edgar
The Tree of Life
War Horse

To check winners in all categories go here. I’m really glad that Tilda is starting to collect honors for a role that I imagine has to be spectacular, like almost everything she does. So major groups from the east coast have announced their honors, let’s see what happens with the east coast organizations, which somehow imagine could be different as seems this year there will be no clear front runner.

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