‘Manchester By The Sea’ Named Best Film By National Board Of Review

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The National Board of Review has selected Roadside Attractions/Amazon’s Manchester by the Sea as its Best Film, with star Casey Affleck landing Best Actors honors. The film took four awards total including Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Breakthrough Actor for Lucas Hedges.

Moonlight, which won Best Feature at the Gotham Awards last night, won Best Director today for Barry Jenkins and Best Supporting Actress for Naomie Harris. Amy Adams won Best Actress for Arrival, which also was named to the board’s annual list of of top 10 films of the year. That group also included Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures. La La Land, Moonlight, Patriots Day, Silence, Sully and Hail, Caesar!

Silence was awarded for its Adapted Screenplay, penned by Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese. Focus Features/Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings was named Best Animated Film. O.J.: Made in America was named Best Documentary.

Winners will be honored at a ceremony January 4 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

Last year’s NBR winners synced with the Oscars in two places: Brie Larson was named Best Actress for Room, and Amy won Best Documentary.

Here is NBR’s complete list of winners for 2016:

Best Film
Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Arrival

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Best Supporting Actress
Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese, Silence

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings

Breakthrough Performance (Male)
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Breakthrough Performance (Female)
Royalty Hightower, The Fits

Best Directorial Debut
Trey Edward Shults, Krisha

Best Foreign Language Film
The Salesman

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America

Best Ensemble
Hidden Figures

Spotlight Award
Creative Collaboration of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg

NBR Freedom of Expression Award

Top Films


Hacksaw Ridge

Hail, Caesar!

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


Patriot’s Day



Top 5 Foreign Language Films


The Handmaiden


Land of Mine


Top 5 Documentaries

De Palma

The Eagle Huntress


Life, Animated

Miss Sharon Jones!

Top 10 Independent Films

20th Century Women

Captain Fantastic

Creative Control

Eye in the Sky

The Fits

Green Room

Hello, My Name Is Doris


Morris from America

Sing Street

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