National Board Of Review!

I don’t even know what to say about this. A Most Violent Year really hasn’t been on my radar at all due to so much competition, but it wins three awards here. I think only time will tell if the film has a decent shot at major Oscar nominations

Of course, it’s very exciting what’s going on with The Lego Movie. Not only is it one of the top ten films of the year, but it also wins Original Screenplay. And yet, it doesn’t win in it’s own category. It’s a little confusing, but I’m rooting for Lego Movie to be the white knight that slays the big bad dragon.

Best Film: A Most Violent Year
Best Director: Clint Eastwood – American Sniper
Best Actor: Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year and 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 Adapted Screenplay: Inherent Vice
Best Original Screenplay: The LEGO Movie
Best Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Breakthrough Performance: Jack O’Connell – Starred Up and Unbroken
Best Ensemble: Fury
Best Directorial Debut: Gillian Robespierre – Obvious Child
Best Foreign Language Film: Wild Tales
Best Documentary: Life Itself
William K. Everson Film History Award: Scott Eyman
Spotlight Award: Chris Rock for writing, directing and starring in Top Five
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Rosewater

Top 10

American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The LEGO Movie

Top 5 Foreign Language Films

Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem
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
A Most Wanted Man
Mr. Turner
Obvious Child
The Skeleton Twins
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Starred Up
Still Alice

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