Green Book named 2018's Best Film by National Board of Review; Lady Gaga wins top acting honours for A Star Is Born
Viggo Mortensen also won the Best Actor award for Green Book
The National Board of Review (NBR) declared Green Book the best film of 2018. The New York-based film enthusiasts collective, comprised of filmmakers, professionals and academics, recently announced the entire winners' list, reports IndieWire.
Actors Viggo Mortensen and Lady Gaga have won Best Actor and Actress awards for Green Book and A Star Is Born respectively. The honours in the supporting categories went to Sam Elliott for his performance in A Star Is Born and Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.
The Best Screenplay awards were given to Paul Schrader’s First Reformed (original) and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk (adapted).
NBR is one of first to declare its selections for the year, followed by New York Film Critics Circle.
However, there were few films which were possible contenders but snubbed by the committee. They include Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, Damien Chazelle’s First Man and Adam McKay’s Vice.
The full list of 2018 National Board of Review winners is below.
Best Film: Green Book
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
Best Ensemble: Crazy Rich Asians
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
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