The National Board of Review has revealed its annual Top 10 Films of the Year list, along with several other categories, and announced that the Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali-led “Green Book” has taken their top honor of ‘Best Film of the Year’ along with a best actor nod for Mortensen. The film underwhelmed at the box office last weekend, but has received fairly strong reviews and is considered a minor contender.
Bradley Cooper was named as best director for his debut effort “A Star Is Born” with that film also getting nods for Lady Gaga as best actress and Sam Elliott for best supporting actor, while “If Beale Street Could Talk” won for best adapted screenplay and supporting actress (Regina King).
“Incredibles 2” won best animated film, “RBG” best documentary, “Cold War” best foreign language film, “Crazy Rich Asians” best ensemble cast, “First Reformed” best original screenplay, Thomasin McKenzie best breakthrough performance, and Bo Burnham best directorial debut for “Eighth Grade”. Their annual ‘Top Films’ list is as follows (and in alphabetical order):
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Black Panther, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Mary Poppins Returns, A Quiet Place, Roma, A Star Is Born
Top Foreign Language Films
Burning, Custody, The Guilty, Happy as Lazzaro, Shoplifters
Crime + Punishment, Free Solo, Minding the Gap, Three Identical Strangers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Top Independent Films
The Death of Stalin, Lean on Pete, Leave No Trace, Mid90s, The Old Man & the Gun, The Rider, Searching, Sorry to Bother You, We the Animals, You Were Never Really Here