Tuesday, December 6, 2011

National Board of Review Winners

The oldest film awards body in the world - a spin-off of the censorship board - announces their classy set of nominees and winners for 2011.

Best Picture Top 10
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Ides of March
J Edgar
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Best Actor
George Clooney - The Descendants

Best Actress
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Best Animated Feature

Best Ensemble
The Help

Best Independent Films
Another Earth
A Better Life
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Take Shelter
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Win Win

Screenplay, Foreign Language Film, Documentary & Breakthrough Awards after the cut:

Best Original Screenplay

Will Reiser - 50/50

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash - The Descendants

Best Foreign Language Film
13 Assassins
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Le Havre
Point Blank
A Separation

Best Documentary
Born to be Wild
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Project Nim

Spotlight Award
Michael Fassbender

Breakthrough Performances
Felicity Jones - Like Crazy
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Debut Director
JC Chandor - Margin Call

Special Achievement
The "Harry Potter" Franchise

Freedom of Expression
Crime after Crime