2018 National Board of Review Winners

Green Book and A Star Is Born win big, but what does it mean for Oscar?

by | November 28, 2018 | Comments

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The National Board of Review (NBR) has announced its picks for the best films of 2018. An organization made up of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, academics, and filmmakers, the NBR’s is one of the first winners lists announced in 2018, quickly following Monday night’s Gotham Awards. Breaking from The Gothams’ and The Independent Spirit Awards’ smaller film focus, the National Board Review voting body favored studio awards features, with A Star is Born and Green Book sweeping the top categories – the latter was voted the Best Film of 2018. Last year, The Post swept the top awards categories but was shut out come Oscar night. Additionally, big winners The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri were omitted entirely from the NBR picks, so exercise caution in placing too much stock in today’s list for Oscar indictions. The full list of winners are below.

Best Feature

Best Director

Bradley Cooper

A Star is Born

Best Actor

Best Actress

Lady Gaga

A Star is Born

Supporting Actor

Sam Elliott

A Star is Born

Supporting Actress

Regina King

If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Animated Feature

Breakthrough Performance

Best Directorial Debut

Best Foreign Language

Best Ensemble

Best Documentary

William K. Everson Film History Award

NBR Freedom of Expression Award

Top Films of 2018 (in alphabetical order)

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)

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