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Dec 3, 2014

National Board of Review Awards 2014


National Board of Review just announced their award winners for this year. "A Most Violent Year" won best picture while Clint Eastwood won best director for "American Sniper". The latter shouldn't be a surprise since they love Eastwood. Last year NBR went with "Her" which was a marvelous choice. For actor, Oscar Issac and Michael Keaton tied for their respective films. Edward Norton won supporting actor for "Birdman" while Jessica Chastain for "A Most Violent Year".

Nice to see some "Inherent Vice" love as well as breakthrough award for Jack O'Connell. Some rather surprising choices overall, specially in the top lists as well as their picks.

Below is the full list of winners as well as the top lists:

Best Film: A Most Violent Year
Best Director: Clint Eastwood – American Sniper
Best Actor (TIE): Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year, Michael Keaton – Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton – Birdman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

Best Original Screenplay: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller – The Lego Movie
Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice

Best Foreign Language Film: Wild Tales
Best Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Best Documentary: Life Itself

Best Ensemble: Fury
Breakthrough Performance: Jack O’Connell – Starred Up & Unbroken
Best Directorial Debut: Gillian Robespierre – Obvious Child

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Rosewater and Selma
Spotlight Award: Chris Rock for writing, directing and starring in Top Five
William K. Everson Film History Award: Scott Eyman

Top 10 Films:

American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
Fury
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Lego Movie
Nightcrawler
Unbroken

Top 5 Foreign Language Films:

Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem
Leviathan
Two Days, One Night
We Are the Best!

Top 5 Documentaries:

Art and Craft
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Keep On Keepin’ On
The Kill Team
Last Days in Vietnam

Top 10 Independent Films:

Blue Ruin
Locke
A Most Wanted Man
Mr. Turner
Obvious Child
The Skeleton Twins
Snowpiercer
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Starred Up
Still Alice