The National Board of Review has named Manchester by the Sea 2016’s Best Film of the Year. Check out their pick of best independent, foreign and documentary movies as well.
Here is the NBR full list of the 2016 award recipients:
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
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Cameraperson
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
Land of Mine
Top 5 Documentaries
Miss Sharon Jones!
Top 10 Independent Films
20th Century Women
Captain Fantastic Creative Control
Eye in the Sky
Hello, My Name is Doris
Morris from America
Manchester by the Sea is a masterful film which explores love, loss, and redemption in a deeply moving and completely original way. We are thrilled to award it our Best Film, as well as to honor Barry Jenkins’ singular directorial vision for Moonlight”, NBR President Annie Schulhof said.
The National Board of Review has been selecting the greatest achievements of the year for 107 years.
More than 250 films were viewed by this select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, and students this year.
Many of the viewings were followed by indepth discussions with directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters. The voting ballots were tabulated by the accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.
The Organization’s Annual Gala will be held on January 4, 2017 with NBC’s Willie Geist as host .