National Board Of Review Announces 2017 Honourees: ‘The Post’, ‘Lady Bird’ Take Top Honours

On Tuesday, the National Board of Review  announced its 2017 honorees, with top honours this year going to “The Post” (which was named Best Film of the Year, along with Best Actor and Best Actress awards for stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep), while Greta Gerwig was named Best Director of the Year for “Lady Bird”.

“‘The Post’ is a beautifully crafted film that deeply resonates at this moment in time,” said NBR President Annie Schulhof said of Steven Spielberg’s Watergate-era drama in the announcement. “We are so thrilled to award it our best film as well as to honour the wonderfully talented Greta Gerwig as our Best Director.”

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Continuing a tradition going back 108 years, this year saw 265 films viewed by the National Board of Review’s “select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics,” with the resulting awards celebrating excellence in filmmaking.

The honourees will be feted at the National Board of Review Awards Gala, hosted by NBC’s Willie Geist, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Below is a full list of the 2017 award recipients:

Best Film:  “The Post”

Best Director:  Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Best Actor:  Tom Hanks, “The Post”

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Best Supporting Actress:  Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Best Original Screenplay:  Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

Best Adapted Screenplay:  Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, “The Disaster Artist”

Best Animated Feature:  “Coco”

Breakthrough Performance: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”

Best Directorial Debut:  Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Best Foreign Language Film:  ‘Foxtrot”

Best Documentary:  “Jane”

Best Ensemble:  “Get Out”

Spotlight Award: “Wonder Woman”, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:  “First They Killed My Father”

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:  “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992”


Top Films

“Baby Driver”

“Call Me By Your Name”

“The Disaster Artist”



“The Florida Project”

“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”


“Phantom Thread”


Top 5 Foreign Language Films

“A Fantastic Woman”



“Summer 1993”

“The Square”


Top 5 Documentaries

“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

“Brimstone & Glory”

“Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars”

“Faces Places”

“Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS”


Top 10 Independent Films

“Beatriz at Dinner”

“Brigsby Bear”

“A Ghost Story”

“Lady Macbeth”

“Logan Lucky”

“Loving Vincent”


“Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer”

“Patti Cake$”

“Wind River”

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