National Board of Review Names “Manchester by the Sea” Best Film of 2016

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The Casey Affleck drama Manchester by the Sea just got a few more notches on its belt as awards seasons ramps up. The named it the Best Film of the Year and Affleck earned the title of Best Actor. Barry Jenkins was named Best Director for Moonlight while Naomie Harris won Best Actress. The two are early frontrunners in this year’s Oscar race.

Other winners include Martin Scorsese and Jay Cocks for Silence and Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water. The complete list of winners can be read below.


Best Film: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, MOONLIGHT
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Best Actress: Amy Adams, ARRIVAL
Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges, HELL OR HIGH WATER
Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris, MOONLIGHT
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese, SILENCE
Best Animated Feature: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Breakthrough Performance (Male): Lucas Hedges, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Breakthrough Performance (Female): Royalty Hightower, THE FITS
Best Directorial Debut: Trey Edward Shults, KRISHA
Best Foreign Language Film: THE SALESMAN
Best Documentary: O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Best Ensemble: HIDDEN FIGURES
Spotlight Award: Creative Collaboration of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: CAMERAPERSON

Top Films
ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
HAIL, CAESAR!
HELL OR HIGH WATER
HIDDEN FIGURES
LA LA LAND
MOONLIGHT
PATRIOTS DAY
SILENCE
SULLY

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
ELLE
THE HANDMAIDEN
JULIETA
LAND OF MINE
NERUDA

Top 5 Documentaries
DE PALMA
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
GLEASON
LIFE, ANIMATED
MISS SHARON JONES!

Top 10 Independent Films
20TH CENTURY WOMEN
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
CREATIVE CONTROL
EYE IN THE SKY
GREEN ROOM
HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS
KRISHA
MORRIS FROM AMERICA
SING STREET

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