National Board of Review names 2017 Award Winners

L-R: Howard Simons (David Cross), Frederick “Fritz” Beebe (Tracy Letts), Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), Arthur Parsons (Bradley Whitford), Chalmers Roberts (Philip Casnoff), Paul Ignatius (Brent Langdon), Meg Greenfield (Carrie Coon, seated) and other members of The Washington Post in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE POST. Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise.

Yesterday, the National Board of Review announced the winners of their 2017 awards for film.

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.” National Board of Review President Annie Schulhof said in a statement.

Willie Geist will host the National Board of Review Awards Gala on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

BEST FILM
The Post

BEST DIRECTOR
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST CAST ENSEMBLE
Get Out

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 ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco (Disney/Pixar)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Timothée Chalamet,  Call Me By Your Name

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Disaster Artist (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Foxtrot (Sony Classics, Israel)

TOP FOREIGN FILMS
A Fantastic Woman
Frantz
Loveless
Summer 1993
The Square

SPOTLIGHT AWARD
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION (tie)
John Ridley’s Let it Fall: Los Angeles, 1982-1992
Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Jane (Nat Geo)

TOP FIVE DOCUMENTARIES
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Brimstone & Glory
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Faces Places 
Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

TOP 10 MOVIES
Baby Driver
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Downsizing
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
Logan
Phantom Thread

TOP 10 INDEPENDENT MOVIES
Beatriz at Dinner
Brigsby Bear
A Ghost Story
Lady Macbeth
Logan Lucky 
Loving Vincent 
Menashe
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Patti Cake$
Wind River

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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