Tuesday, 29 November 2016

NBR KICK-STARTS 2016-17 AWARDS SEASON PROPER: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA WINS


I hope you're ready I don't give a shit, I just hope I'm ready for awards season! Sure, it's sort of already begun, but with the announcement of the National Board of Reviews' faves in film for 2016, we can now confirm that it's under way. Critics groups will come chiming in thick and fast for the next three weeks or so, before the Christmas break will precede the glut of the industry nominations and awards over January and February. Keep checking SOS for all the updates, including the upcoming official SOS Critics' Tally on the left sidebar. For now, it's Manchester by the Sea in the lead, as it wins NBR's top award. Check out all their picks below:

Best Film
Manchester by the Sea
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hail, Caesar!
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Moonlight
Patriot's Day
Silence
Sully

Best Director
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (Arrival)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actress
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese (Silence)

Best Ensemble
Hidden Figures

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America
de Palma
The Eagle Huntress
Gleason
Life, Animated
Miss Sharon Jones!

Best Foreign Language Film
The Salesman
Elle
The Handmaiden
Julieta
Land of Mine
Neruda

Best Independent Film
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

Best Directorial Debut
Trey Edward Shults (Krisha)

Best Breakthrough Performance (Female)
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)

Best Breakthrough Performance (Male)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award
Cameraperson

Spotlight Award
Peter Berg / Mark Wahlberg