Licorice Pizza is NBR's Best Film of 2021


Cooper Hoffman; Alana Haim; Licorice Pizza; Paul Thomas Anderson; National Board of Review; NBR
Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim in Licorice Pizza

The traditional grand opening of awards season is upon us, seemingly only barely after the grand closing of the last one. But no signs of awards fatigue here, as the National Board of Review's picks for the best achievements in film this year are more than satisfactory! Paul Thomas Anderson's Licorice Pizza is the NBR's top film of 2021, also winning prizes for Director and Breakthrough Performance for its two leads. Elsewhere, there's love for Joel Coen's solo directorial debut, The Tragedy of Macbeth, and Steven Spielberg's long-awaited musical remake, West Side Story.


Best Film

LICORICE PIZZA

BELFAST

DON'T LOOK UP

DUNE

KING RICHARD

THE LAST DUEL

NIGHTMARE ALLEY

RED ROCKET

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA)


Best Actress

Rachel Zegler (WEST SIDE STORY)


Best Actor

Will Smith (KING RICHARD)


Best Supporting Actress

Aunjanue Ellis (KING RICHARD)


Best Supporting Actor

Ciaran Hinds (BELFAST)


Best Original Screenplay

Asghar Farhadi (A HERO)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Joel Coen (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)


Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Bruno Delbonnel (THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH)


Best Ensemble

THE HARDER THEY FALL


Best Animated Feature

ENCANTO


Best Documentary

SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)

ASCENSION

ATTICA

FLEE

THE RESCUE

ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN


Best Foreign Language Film

A HERO

BENEDETTA

LAMB

LINGUI

TITANE

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD


Best Independent Film

THE CARD COUNTER

C'MON C'MON

CODA

THE GREEN KNIGHT

HOLLER

JOCKEY

OLD HENRY

PIG

SHIVA BABY

THE SOUVENIR: PART II


Best Directorial Debut

Michael Sarnoski (PIG)


Breakthrough Performance Award

Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman (LICORICE PIZZA)


Freedom of Expression Award

FLEE

4 views0 comments