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‘The Irishman’ Named Best Film of 2019 by National Board of Review

Written by on December 3, 2019 

The National Board of Review have unveiled their best of 2019 picks, topped by Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, which also picked Best Screenplay. Other winners included Quentin Tarantino for Best Director, while Adam Sander, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt, and Kathy Bates picked up acting prizes. Check out the full list below, followed by the Gotham Awards winners.

National Board of Review 2019 Winners

Best Film: THE IRISHMAN
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Best Actor: Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, JUDY
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, RICHARD JEWELL
Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein, UNCUT GEMS
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, THE IRISHMAN
Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, RICHARD JEWELL
Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, QUEEN & SLIM
Best Animated Feature: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
Best Foreign Language Film: PARASITE
Best Documentary: MAIDEN
Best Ensemble: KNIVES OUT
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917
NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: FOR SAMA
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: JUST MERCY

Top Films (in alphabetical order) 

1917
Dolemite is My Name
Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Richard Jewell
Uncut Gems
Waves

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order) 

Atlantics
Invisible Life
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Transit

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order) 

American Factory
Apollo 11
The Black Godfather
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Wrestle

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order) 

The Farewell
Give Me Liberty
A Hidden Life
Judy
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Midsommar
The Nightingale
The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Souvenir
Wild Rose

2019 Gotham Awards Winners

Best Feature: Marriage Story
Best Actor: Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Best Actress: Awkwafina, The Farewell
Best Documentary: American Factory
Best Screenplay: Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach
Breakthrough Actor: Taylor Russell, Waves
Audience Award: Marriage Story
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award: Laure De Clermont-tonnerre, The Mustang


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