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The 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Winners

Annie Lloyd |
December 4, 2013 | 3:00 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's "Her," the year's best film according the the National Board of Review (Herthemovie.com)
Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's "Her," the year's best film according the the National Board of Review (Herthemovie.com)
The National Board of Review released its 2013 awards this morning. The Board, based in New York City, aims to “celebrate the distinctive voice of the individual artist, honoring excellence and supporting freedom of expression in film.” Its announcement follows last night’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards—our unofficial push into real awards-season territory. The National Board of Review disagreed with the NYFCC on most of the awards, highlighting the diversity and interest of this year’s crop of films.

The Board awarded its highest honor to Spike Jonze’s “Her.” The modern-day romance has gained lots of buzz recently with a new trailer and the news of Scarlett Johansson’s ineligibility for the Golden Globe. The film premiered at NYFF and opens in theaters on Dec. 18.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Film: “Her”

Best Director: Spike Jonze, “Her”

Best Actor: Bruce Dern, “Nebraska

Best Actress: Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, “Nebraska”

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “Fruitvale Station

Best Foreign Language Film: “The Past

Best Animated Feature: “The Wind Rises

Best Documentary: “Stories We Tell

Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, “Fruitvale Station”

Best Ensemble: “Prisoners

Breakthrough Performance: Adèle Exarchopoulos, “Blue is the Warmest Color

Breakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station”

William K. Everson Award for Film History: George Stevens, Jr.

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: “Gravity

Spotlight Award: Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

NBR Freedom of Expression: Wadjda

Top Films (in alphabetical order): “12 Years a Slave,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Lone Survivor,” “Nebraska,” “Prisoners,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order): “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “In a World…,” “Mother of George,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Mud,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Short Term 12,” “Sightseers,” “The Spectacular Now

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order): “Beyond the Hills,” “Gloria,” “The Grandmaster,” “A Hijacking,” “The Hunt

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order): “20 Feet From Stardom,” “The Act of Killing,” “After Tiller,” “Casting By,” “The Square

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