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Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 4, 2013 at 1:42PM

So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voters (remember the year when "The Social Network" cleaned up in the all early awards?) so just take a breath. That said, it's nice to see the love.
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voters (remember the year when "The Social Network" cleaned up in the all early awards?) so just take a breath. That said, it's nice to see the love.

Spike Jonze's "Her" wound up taking Best Film and Best Director, which is a nice feat for quirky, heartwarming romance. Earning its first awards season win, "The Wolf Of Wall Street" nabbed a prize for screenwriter Terence Winter (Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio got a special honor). "Nebraska" nabbed trophies for Bruce Dern and Will Forte, "Fruitvale Station" made a strong showing with three wins, while "Inside Llewyn Davis" got an original screenplay win for the Coens. Basically, the honors were spread around. Meanwhile, "American Hustle" was completely shut out...

Check out the full list of winners below.

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 Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Best Animated Feature: THE WIND RISES

Breakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, FRUITVALE STATION
Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, FRUITVALE STATION

Best Foreign Language Film:  THE PAST

Best Documentary: STORIES WE TELL

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

Best Ensemble:  PRISONERS

Spotlight Award: Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: WADJDA

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: GRAVITY

 

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 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

 

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

 

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Her, Spike Jonze, Nebraska, Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks, Fruitvale Station, Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street , Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color , The Past , Prisoners, Wadjda , Stories We Tell, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gravity


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