Green Book named 2018's Best Film by National Board of Review; Lady Gaga wins top acting honours for A Star Is Born

FP Staff

November 28, 2018 18:36:23 IST

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.

A still from Green Book. Image via Twitter/@shadowandact

A still from Green Book. Image via Twitter/@shadowandact

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 

Updated Date: Nov 28, 2018 18:36 PM