‘Manchester by the Sea’ Leads National Board of Review Awards
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 Top Films: Arrival Hacksaw Ridge Hail, Caesar! Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Moonlight Patriots Day Silence Sully Top 5 Foreign Language Films: Elle The Handmaiden Julieta Land of Mine Neruda Top 5 Documentaries: De Palma The Eagle Huntress Gleason Life, Animated Miss Sharon Jones! Top 10 Independent Films: 20th Century Women Captain Fantastic Creative Control Eye in the Sky The Fits Green Room Hello, My Name is Doris Krisha Morris from America Sing Street
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