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A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga, Green Book Top National Board of Review Winners

A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga, Green Book Top National Board of Review Winners

A Star Is Born

The National Board of Review has named the feel-good road-trip drama Green Book the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor.

Notably absent are four films that are strong Oscar contenders: BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Vice and Widows. Last year, the NBR didn’t include the eventual Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water, in its Top 10 (also MIA were Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which accounted for three of the four winners for acting at the Oscars.)

A Star Is Born took several top awards, including best director for Bradley Cooper, best actress for Lady Gaga and best-supporting actor for Sam Elliott.

The full list of winners is below.

Best Director: Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN
Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen, GREEN BOOK
Best Actress: Lady Gaga, A STAR IS BORN
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Elliott, A STAR IS BORN
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Best Animated Feature: INCREDIBLES 2
Breakthrough Performance: Thomasin McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE
Best Directorial Debut: Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE
Best Foreign Language Film: COLD WAR
Best Documentary: RBG
William K. Everson Film History Award: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND and THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: 22 JULY
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: ON HER SHOULDERS

Top Films (in alphabetical order)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Eighth Grade
First Reformed
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)

The Guilty
Happy as Lazzaro

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)

See Also
Lady Gaga and Ryan Fischer

Crime + Punishment
Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)

The Death of Stalin
Lean on Pete
Leave No Trace
The Old Man & the Gun
The Rider
Sorry to Bother You
We the Animals
You Were Never Really Here



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