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Manchester by a Sea named 2016’s best film by National Board of Review

Manchester by a Sea has been named a best film of a year by a National Board of Review.

The organizational body, done adult of New York-based academics, film enthusiasts, professionals and filmmakers, announced a annual list of year-end honors on Tuesday, noticing a stand of actors and cinema that could be among a winners — or during a really slightest a nominees — for a arriving Oscars.

The winners embody Manchester by a Sea for Best Film, with star Casey Affleck nabbing a Best Actor prize, writer/director Kenneth Lonergan winning Best Original Screenplay, and Lucas Hedges earning Breakthrough Performance (Male). All 3 players should make their approach onto many academy members’ Oscar ballots. 

Likewise, Moonlight helmer Barry Jenkins, who nabbed a Best Director esteem from a NBR, should feel some adore when Oscar nominations are announced in January. As should his ancillary singer Naomie Harris, whom NBR deemed Best Supporting Actress for her purpose as lead impression Chiron’s mom in a coming-of-age drama. 

Amy Adams, who perceived intense regard from Cate Blanchett during a Gotham Awards on Monday night, nabbed a Best Actress endowment for her purpose in Denis Villeneuve’s intelligent sci-fi film Arrival

The National Board of Review hardly overlaps with a Academy of Motion Pictures Arts Sciences, that determines a Oscars. And many mostly they go their possess way. Last year, a organisation chose Mad Max: Fury Road as a best film of 2015. The dystopian epic by George Miller did seize 6 Oscar statuettes and it was nominated for best picture. A year earlier, a NBR’s choice was some-more anachronistic — a organisation chose J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year as 2014’s best film, and a Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain-starrer was after snubbed wholly by a Academy. 

The NBR’s awards rite will take place on Jan. 4, with a Today show’s Willie Geist hosting. See a full list of this year’s honorees below.

Best Film: Manchester by a Sea
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by a 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 a Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese, Silence
Best Animated Feature: Kubo and a Two Strings
Breakthrough Performance (Male): Lucas Hedges, Manchester by a 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: Hidden Figures
Spotlight Award: Creative Collaboration of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Cameraperson

Top Films
Hacksaw Ridge
Hail, Caesar!
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Patriots Day

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
The Handmaiden
Land of Mine

Top 5 Documentaries
De Palma
The Eagle Huntress
Life, Animated
Miss Sharon Jones!

Top 10 Independent Films
20th Century Women
Captain Fantastic
Creative Control
Eye in a Sky
The Fits
Green Room
Hello, My Name is Doris
Morris from America
Sing Street

Article source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/11/29/nbr-winners-list-2016-manchester-by-the-sea