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Her Is the National Board of Review’s Big Winner

HER Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Following yesterday’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards announcement, today the National Board of Review is offering their picks. Last year, like with the NYFCC, Zero Dark Thirty won the top prize. This year, to prove they have diverse tastes, Her was the bigger winner, winning both best film and best director for Spike Jonze. Other big winners include Nebraska, which was in the NBR’s top ten films and won for best actor (Bruce Dern) and best supporting actor (Will Forte). See the full list of winners below and then just make sure to congratulate Emma Thompson whenever you see her.

Best Film:  Her

Best Director: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, Nebraska

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station

Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, THE Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises

Breakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station

Breakthrough Performance:
 Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

Best Foreign Language Film:  The Past

Best Documentary: Stories We Tell

William K. Everson Film History Award: George Stevens, Jr.

Best Ensemble:  Prisoners

Spotlight Award: Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Wadjda

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: Gravity

Top Films 
(in alphabetical order)

12 Years a Slave
Fruitvale Station
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor
Saving Mr. Banks
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Wolf of Wall Street

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(in alphabetical order)

Beyond the Hills
The Grandmaster
A Hijacking
The Hunt

Top 5 Documentaries
(in alphabetical order)

20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
After Tiller
Casting By
The Square 

Top 10 Independent Films
(in alphabetical order)

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Dallas Buyers Club
In a World…
Mother of George
Much Ado About Nothing
The Place Beyond the Pines
Short Term 12
The Spectacular Now

Her Is the National Board of Review’s Big Winner