Best Picture Nominees
Consider me pleased.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Nope.
The Descendants and Hugo are the big winners at this year’s National Board of Review awards. Hugo nabbed top honours, scoring Best Film and Best Director, while The Descendants won Best Actor for George Clooney, Best Supporting Actress for Shailene Woodley and Best Adapated Screenplay. Category frontrunner Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor, while Tilda Swinton won Best Actress for her performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin. More below -
Best Film: Hugo
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy
Breakthrough Performance: Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Debut Director: J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Best Ensemble: The Help
Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class)
NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime
NBR Freedom of Expression: Pariah
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: The Harry Potter Franchise – A Distinguished Translation from Book
Trailer: The Descendants - Dec. 16
Directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways). Starring George Clooney (George Clooney).
Looks like your typical family drama but it’s good to see Clooney in such a commanding lead role that doesn’t require heists or espionage. It’s blatant Oscar bait, if that’s the kind of thing you’re into. Good use of music though.