National Board Of Review Names Lady Gaga 2018’s Best Actress, ‘Green Book’ Best Film

The National Board of Review has announced its annual picks for the year’s best films and onscreen performances, as selected by the organization’s membership of filmmakers, academics, industry professionals and film enthusiasts.

Following Monday night’s Gotham Awards, the NBR is one of the first groups to announce its honourees as awards season officially kicks off, an annual journey encompassing the likes of the Critics Choice Awards, the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, winding up with the Academy Awards.

For 2018, the NBR’s big winners are “A Star Is Born” and TIFF 2018 People’s Choice winner “Green Book”, with the former’s Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper named as Best Actress and Best Director, respectively, while the latter took honours for Best Film and Best Actor for star Viggo Mortensen.

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Here is the National Board of Review’s complete list of winners for 2018:

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”

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)
“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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The Stars Come Out For The 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards



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