Winners // 2017 NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW AWARDS



Voted on each year, for the past 107 years, by a group of film enthusiasts, academics, students, and film professionals, the National Board of Review's awards act as a great balancing act of which films are really on the cusp of deserving awards attention. The films that either win awards or make it on the group's prestigious Top Ten list are usually mixed with critically-acclaimed Oscar bait and under-the-radar, surprising picks. This was the point, last year, when it became obvious that Mad Max: Fury Road was more than just a summer blockbuster.


This year's list of recognition is spread out among notable films, including Manchester by the Sea, named Film of the Year, and Moonlight. Current Oscar favorite, La La Land, failed to pick up any individual mentions, but did round out the Top Ten list.


The awards also mark the first major mention this season for Martin Scorsese's Silence, a film earning lots of anticipated buzz, despite having yet to be seen.


The group will host a gala celebrating this year's winners on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in New York.


Complete list of winners:


BEST FILM

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA


BEST DIRECTOR

Barry Jenkins

MOONLIGHT


BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA


BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams

ARRIVAL


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jeff Bridges

HELL OR HIGH WATER


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Naomie Harris

MOONLIGHT


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Kenneth Lonergan

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese

SILENCE


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS


BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Lucas Hedges

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA


BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Royalty Hightower

THE FITS


BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

Trey Edward Shults

KRISHA


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

THE SALESMAN


BEST DOCUMENTARY

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA


BEST ENSEMBLE

Cast of HIDDEN FIGURES


SPOTLIGHT AWARD

Creative Collaboration between Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg


NBR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD

CAMERAPERSON


TOP FILMS

ARRIVAL

HACKSAW RIDGE

HAIL, CAESAR!

HELL OR HIGH WATER

HIDDEN FIGURES

LA LA LAND

MOONLIGHT

PATRIOTS DAY

SILENCE

SULLY


TOP 5 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS

ELLE

THE HANDMAIDEN

JULIETA

LAND OF MINE

NERUDA


TOP 10 INDEPENDENT FILMS

20TH CENTURY WOMEN

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

CREATIVE CONTROL

EYE IN THE SKY

THE FITS

GREEN ROOM

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORRIS

KRISHA

MORRIS FROM AMERICA

SING STREET

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