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
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo 
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
Rango

Best Ensemble
The Help

Best Independent Films
50/50
Another Earth
Beginners
A Better Life
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Shame
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
Footnote
Le Havre
Point Blank
A Separation

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

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
Pariah