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Green Book, A Star Is Born Are National Board of Review’s Biggest Winners

Green Book. Photo: Patti Perret/Universal Studios

Awards season formally began at last night’s Gotham Awards, and it barrels on: The National Board of Review announced its 2018 winners Tuesday morning. Green Book, a buddy comedy about master musician Dr. Don Shirley and the bigoted white man whose heart softens as the two drive across the Jim Crow South, was the biggest winner, earning awards for Best Film and Best Actor for Viggo Mortensen. Coming up hot behind was A Star Is Born — yeehaw Jackson Maine’s deep voice! — which scored Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Barry Jenkins’s tender James Baldwin adaptation, If Beale Street Could Talk, won Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The National Board of Review is one of awards season’s earliest events. Last year, The Post swept with the Best Film, Actor, and Actress awards. Greta Gerwig, Timothée Chalamet, and Laurie Metcalf also took home awards. See the full list of 2018 winners below:

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

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 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

Green Book, A Star Is Born Win National Board of Review