Green Book Takes 2018 Top Prize from the National Board of Review


So far it’s shaping up to be a two movie race at the Oscars this year with Peter Farrelly’s Green Book and Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born looking to be the early favourites across most major categories. This week the National Board of Review announced their 2018 winners and it was Green Book that came away with Best Film while A Star is Born took Best Director, Actor, Actress and Supporting Actor. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk also picked up a couple of awards. It is worth noting that the NBR (a group of New York-based academics, filmmakers and film critics) doesn’t have much overlap with the Academy and often chooses a different Best Picture, so make of that what you will. Check out the full list of winners after the jump and let us know what you think.


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)
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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