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Da 5 Bloods wins National Board of Review Best Film prize

Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Isaiah Whitlock Jr. and Delroy Lindo in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods
Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Isaiah Whitlock Jr. and Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods

The National Board of Review has declared its prestigious award winners for 2020, and Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods has topped their Best Film list. The war drama also takes their prizes for Best Director and Best Ensemble, while late supporting star Chadwick Boseman is honoured as 2020's NBR Icon. Twitter is abuzz with the surprise news that The Trial of the Chicago 7, which many had predicted to win Best Film from the NBR, has missed out on even a mention among their Top 10 Films. And Brits triumph in the leading acting categories, with Promising Young Woman's Carey Mulligan and Sound of Metal's Riz Ahmed both winning.

Best Film

Da 5 Bloods

Top Films

First Cow

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Judas and the Black Messiah

The Midnight Sky


News of the World


Promising Young Woman


Sound of Metal

Best Director

Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods)

Best Actress

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh Jung (Minari)

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

Best Original Screenplay

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Luke Davies and Paul Greengrass (News of the World)

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)

Best Ensemble

Da 5 Bloods

Best Animated Feature


Best Documentary


Top Films

All In: The Fight for Democracy

Boys State

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Miss Americana

The Truffle Hunters

Best Foreign Language Film

La Llorona

Top Films



Dear Comrades

The Mole Agent

Night of the Kings

Top Independent Film

The Climb


Farewell Amor

Miss Juneteenth

The Nest

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

The Outpost


Saint Frances


Best Directorial Debut

Channing Godfrey Peoples (Miss Juneteenth)

Breakthrough Performance Award

Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award

One Night in Miami

NBR Icon Award

Chadwick Boseman

NBR Spotlight Award

Radha Blank for writing, directing, producing and starring in The Forty-Year-Old Version


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