‘Manchester by the Sea’ Leads National Board of Review Awards
Movies| | By Sara Wilkins
Casey Affleck’s acclaimed new movie Manchester by the Sea has been named the Film of the Year by America’s National Board of Review.
The indie drama has picked up four honors, including Best Actor for Affleck and Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan, while another Oscars front-runner, Moonlight, scores Barry Jenkins a Best Director honor and a Best Supporting Actress award for Naomie Harris.
Other big wins include a Best Actress for Amy Adams in Arrival and Best Supporting Actor for Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water.
The National Board of Review will present its awards at a ceremony in New York on January 4.
Last year, officials at the Board of Review surprised film experts by picking Mad Max: Fury Road as the film of the year. The movie went on to win six Oscars.
The full list of 2016 winners is:
Best Film: Manchester by the Sea
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the 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 the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese, Silence
Best Animated Feature: Kubo and the Two Strings
Breakthrough Performance (Male): Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the 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
Hell or High Water
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Top 5 Documentaries:
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Top 10 Independent Films:
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