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The Post Named Best Film by the National Board of Review

Meryl Streep in The Post. Photo: Niko Tavernise/20th Century Fox.

Although it has yet to open, Steven Spielberg’s new movie The Post was the big winner at today’s National Board of Review awards, taking home the honors for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Other winners included Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig and Get Out’s Jordan Peele, following up their Gotham Awards with two NBR trophies each. Despite being a good afternoon for legends like Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep, the National Board of Review has not successfully predicted a Best Picture winner at the Oscars since Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. So consider the field still very wide open.

Best Film
The Post

Best Director
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Directorial Debut
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Cast Ensemble
Get Out

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 Animated Feature

Breakthrough Performance
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Original Screenplay
Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

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

Best Foreign Language Film

Top Foreign Films
A Fantastic Woman
Summer 1993
The Square

Spotlight Award
Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot

Freedom of Expression (Tied)
John Ridley’s Let It Fall: Los Angeles, 1982–1992
Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father

Best Documentary

Top Five 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 Movies
Baby Driver
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread

Top 10 Independent Movies
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

The Post Wins Big at the National Board of Review Awards