winners//2013 NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW AWARDS

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The films winning Best Picture have all been surprising choices so far this awards season. When last year's race seemed to be between Zero Dark Thirty and Les Miserables at all of the precursor events, this year is starting to look less and less certain.

This afternoon the National Board of Review released its list of prizewinners, as well as its list of the Top Ten Films, placing Spike Jonze's Her as the Best Picture of the year. Oscar frontrunners 12 Years a Slave and Gravity  were barely mentioned. Perhaps they aren't as frontrunning as everyone thought. This is Jonze's fourth straight film to either win Best Picture or be included in the list of Top Ten Films.

Here's a rundown of the winners:

Best Film: HER
Best Director: Spike Jonze, HER
Best Actor: Bruce Dern, NEBRASKA
Best Actress: Emma Thompson, SAVING MR. BANKS
Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, NEBRASKA
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, FRUITVALE STATION
Best Original Screenplay: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
Best Adapted Screenplay: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Best Animated Feature: THE WIND RISES
Breakthrough Performance (Male): Michael B. Jordan, FRUITVALE STATION
Breakthrough Performance (Female): Adele Exarchopoulos, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, FRUITVALE STATION
Best Foreign Language Film: THE PAST
Best Documentary: STORIES WE TELL
Best Ensemble: PRISONERS
Spotlight Award: Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio
Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: GRAVITY

Top Ten Films (in alphabetical order):
12 YEARS A SLAVE
FRUITVALE STATION
GRAVITY
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
LONE SURVIVOR
NEBRASKA
PRISONERS
SAVING MR. BANKS
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Top Ten Independent Films (in alphabetical order):
AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
IN A WORLD...
MOTHER OF GEORGE
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
MUD
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
SHORT TERM 12
SIGHTSEERS
THE SPECTACULAR NOW

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