News

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

(Photo by © Universal)

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)

Tag Cloud

X-Men crime thriller Brie Larson ABC Family Mary poppins Discovery Channel Women's History Month Winners Valentine's Day CW Seed Ellie Kemper Grammys psycho richard e. Grant canceled TV shows Chilling Adventures of Sabrina nbcuniversal Red Carpet laika Black Mirror Anna Paquin 93rd Oscars Universal new star wars movies Winter TV APB FX DirecTV Hulu Certified Fresh See It Skip It TBS USA historical drama romantic comedy Amazon Prime Video emmy awards DC Comics Apple TV Plus heist movie concert YouTube cartoon news dramedy 007 FXX Avengers christmas movies adventure book adaptation monster movies USA Network BET 2016 Mary Tyler Moore crime drama toronto Horror zombie witnail San Diego Comic-Con political drama mutant Nickelodeon Trophy Talk Pop TV elevated horror Rom-Com aapi reboot zombies Lionsgate RT21 TIFF Sundance Now TruTV werewolf hollywood Pirates El Rey 71st Emmy Awards BBC One Emmy Nominations jamie lee curtis trailers Ovation criterion popular Drama ABC Signature die hard finale National Geographic Amazon Studios Opinion Masterpiece know your critic indiana jones Paramount Film canceled documentaries History Martial Arts 2015 child's play Pacific Islander Photos Calendar HBO Go independent high school Television Critics Association SundanceTV Disney Plus NYCC 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards remakes spy thriller Comedy Central james bond VH1 politics disaster sequel dark OneApp cancelled south america Amazon Prime 99% BBC America Trivia cats hidden camera Comics on TV docuseries Best and Worst book Watching Series Tarantino BAFTA Cosplay award winner Countdown video on demand FOX twilight natural history fast and furious Turner Classic Movies biography Video Games A24 sports Logo police drama PaleyFest Country Action Warner Bros. Alien TV One cults cars cinemax LGBT Captain marvel telelvision GIFs prank DC streaming service crime Tomatazos Quiz Vudu japanese miniseries RT History Ghostbusters jurassic park WGN Rocketman toy story Chernobyl hispanic Superheroes medical drama cooking Netflix Christmas movies latino Disney Super Bowl Showtime sequels what to watch Infographic ITV critics VICE NBC superman Cartoon Network Crackle Polls and Games Heroines The Walt Disney Company mockumentary satire ABC Christmas dogs Sundance TV LGBTQ italian Binge Guide Paramount Network transformers facebook spain ESPN Holidays sag awards animated OWN Year in Review Endgame space TCA television Walt Disney Pictures Hallmark Christmas movies Comedy Broadway Pride Month Tubi HBO Max TV Land TCA Awards New York Comic Con halloween reviews Rocky marvel cinematic universe streaming movies Spectrum Originals spanish Lifetime Legendary Turner 2021 The Walking Dead ratings Animation Acorn TV dceu spanish language Apple TV+ Disney Channel blockbuster 4/20 The Academy CNN Sci-Fi Fantasy Star Trek adaptation Sneak Peek MTV movies Elton John First Reviews Mary Poppins Returns international Baby Yoda Image Comics kids comic scorecard Film Festival comics 2019 football live action vampires 21st Century Fox Funimation PlayStation thriller Black History Month Paramount Plus cancelled television The Witch Musical science fiction Spike zero dark thirty Mindy Kaling Kids & Family revenge social media dragons YouTube Premium Superheroe Television Academy Marvel slashers mission: impossible pirates of the caribbean Music chucky 20th Century Fox saw period drama Netflix nature Fox Searchlight video worst movies A&E rotten movies we love sitcom classics directors halloween tv Star Wars supernatural Food Network movie Exclusive Video Nominations venice rotten Writers Guild of America Creative Arts Emmys First Look Thanksgiving IFC Films women Bravo robots E3 travel all-time true crime PBS teaser Pixar crossover Schedule cancelled TV series TNT Disney+ Disney Plus king kong Adult Swim 45 The Arrangement GoT FX on Hulu HBO Starz fresh 24 frames superhero Awards Tour war aliens worst Holiday Crunchyroll spinoff Lucasfilm casting screenings blockbusters golden globes Interview Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TCM talk show Amazon ghosts Pet Sematary based on movie archives CMT versus cops discovery MSNBC black SXSW technology comedies YA comic books scary movies Travel Channel a nightmare on elm street Box Office target The CW President Fall TV 72 Emmy Awards Fox News Song of Ice and Fire indie unscripted TV renewals diversity asian-american tv talk MCU streaming breaking bad harry potter australia CBS anime Classic Film IFC Mudbound ViacomCBS lord of the rings game of thrones singing competition Character Guide Toys doctor who free movies deadpool SDCC batman Marathons Podcast green book YouTube Red Biopics Epix obituary franchise new york Spring TV WarnerMedia spider-man razzies 2020 Summer theme song GLAAD Premiere Dates TV movies composers godzilla kong AMC Apple stoner Comic Book quibi 2018 Western Family Extras Syfy Shondaland VOD stand-up comedy renewed TV shows golden globe awards scene in color Oscars Marvel Studios strong female leads Dark Horse Comics dc justice league cancelled TV shows kaiju Cannes Hear Us Out Election TV hist Esquire joker Awards Peacock stop motion comiccon Freeform Sundance name the review TCA 2017 boxoffice Reality Competition Columbia Pictures Pop series children's TV Stephen King The Purge TCA Winter 2020 Trailer serial killer ID nfl Teen Shudder Emmys Rock Nat Geo new zealand foreign American Society of Cinematographers screen actors guild Arrowverse parents films french psychological thriller Hallmark anthology best DGA documentary docudrama Academy Awards rom-coms BET Awards Marvel Television festivals romance BBC game show Tumblr rt archives 2017 blaxploitation CBS All Access Disney streaming service binge Lifetime Christmas movies Reality TLC DC Universe Britbox Sony Pictures Set visit universal monsters E! Musicals boxing Mystery festival