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Green Book Wins National Board Of Review Top Prize

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in Green Book

Haaaaaahahahahahahahahaha just when we all thought Awards Season 2018-19 had half a shot at turning out to be a quasi-respectable one (what with the stellar Gotham winners from yesterday), along comes the National Board of Review to do what it does best - confirm its own irrelevance! Green Book, which won the People's Choice Award at TIFF but has come under a stream of highly damaging criticism in recent days, wins both the NBR's Best Film award and Best Actor for its n-word-spouting, third-party-supporting lead Viggo Mortensen. Many were expecting A Star Is Born to win in those categories - it's a Warner Bros. release, and the NBR famously (suspiciously?) reveres WB - but it more than made up for those losses with three other major wins. Take a look at the full roster of winners and honorees below:

Best Film

Green Book

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

Best Director

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Best Actress

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Best Actor

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Best Original Screenplay

Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Ensemble Cast

Crazy Rich Asians

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Best Documentary


Crime + Punishment

Free Solo

Minding the Gap

Three Identical Strangers

Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Best Foreign Language Film

Cold War



The Guilty

Happy as Lazzaro


Best Independent Film

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

Best Directorial Debut

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Best Breakthrough Performance

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award

22 July

On Her Shoulders

William K. Everson Film History Award

The Other Side of the Wind

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

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