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:
Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
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
O.J.: Made in America
Creative Collaboration of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg
NBR Freedom of Expression Award
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
Land of Mine
Top 5 Documentaries
The Eagle Huntress
Miss Sharon Jones!
Top 10 Independent Films
20th Century Women
Eye in the Sky
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Morris from America