THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW NAMES THEIR 2017 HONOREES INCLUDING THE POST FOR BEST FILM OF THE YEAR &
GRETA GERWIG FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR !
The Organization’s Gala will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in New York City…….
New York, NY (SMI-WIRE,11.28.17)– The National Board of Review today announced their 2017 honorees, with top honors including THE POST as Best Film of the Year, Greta Gerwig as Best Director of the Year for LADY BIRD, Tom Hanks as Best Actor of the Year for his performance in THE POST and Meryl Streep as Best Actress of the Year for her performance in THE POST.
NBR President Annie Schulhof said, “THE POST is a beautifully crafted film that deeply resonates at this moment in time. We are so thrilled to award it our best film as well as to honor the wonderfully talented Greta Gerwig as our Best Director.”
These awards are the latest citation of excellence by the National Board of Review, a tradition going back 108 years. This year 265 films were viewed by this select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, students, many of which were followed by in-depth discussions with directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters. Voting ballots were tabulated by the accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.
The National Board of Review’s awards celebrate excellence in filmmaking with categories that include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Original and Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Performance, and Directorial Debut, as well as signature honors such as the Freedom of Expression and the NBR Spotlight Award.
The honorees will be feted at the National Board of Review Awards Gala, hosted by Willie Geist, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Below is a full list of the 2017 award recipients, announced by the National Board of Review:
Best Film: THE POST
Best Director: Greta Gerwig, LADY BIRD
Best Actor: Tom Hanks, THE POST
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, THE POST
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, LADY BIRD
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, PHANTOM THREAD
Best Adapted Screenplay: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, THE DISASTER ARTIST
Best Animated Feature: COCO
Breakthrough Performance: Timothée Chalamet, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Best Directorial Debut: Jordan Peele, GET OUT
Best Foreign Language Film: FOXTROT
Best Documentary: JANE
Best Ensemble: GET OUT
Spotlight Award: WONDER WOMAN, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
THE DISASTER ARTIST
THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Top 5 Documentaries
ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
BRIMSTONE & GLORY
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS
HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS
Top 10 Independent Films
BEATRIZ AT DINNER
A GHOST STORY
NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER
ABOUT THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW:
For 108 years, the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts to the support of cinema as both art and entertainment. Each year, this select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals and academics of varying ages and backgrounds watches over 250 films and participates in illuminating discussions with directors, actors, producers and screenwriters before announcing their selections for the best work of the year in early December prior to an ceremony in January. Since first citing year-end cinematic achievements in 1929, NBR has recognized a vast selection of outstanding studio, independent, foreign-language, animated and documentary films, often propelling recipients such as George Miller’s visionary 2015 Best Film winner Mad Max: Fury Road into the larger awards conversation. NBR also stands out as the only film organization that bestows a film history award in honor of former member and film historian William K. Everson. In addition, one of the organization’s core values is identifying new talent and nurturing young filmmakers by awarding promising talent with ‘Directorial Debut’ and ‘Breakthrough Actor’ awards as well as grants to rising film students and by facilitating community outreach through the support of organizations such as The Ghetto Film School, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, and Educational Video Center. With its continued efforts to assist up-and-coming artists in completing and presenting their work, NBR honors its commitment to not just identifying the best that current cinema has to offer, but also ensuring the quality of films for future generations to come.