Spike Jonze’s NYFF51 World Premiere ‘Her’ Tops National Board of Review 2013 Picks

Posted by Brian Brooks on 12.4.2013


Spike Jonze's Her.

The National Board of Review weighed in with its top picks for 2013 with Spike Jonze's NYFF 51 Closing Night World Premiere Her winning both Best Film and Best Director. Alexander Payne's Nebraska, which also screened during the festival earlier this fall picked up two nods, including Best Actor for Bruce Dern and Best Supporting Actor for Will Forte. Adele Exarchopoulos took Breakthrough Performance for her role in Blue Is The Warmest Color, which also had its U.S. debut at the festival. And Inside Llewyn Davis picked up Best Original Screenplay (for Joel and Ethan Coen). 

The Wind Rises took NBR's Best Animated Feature selection. The film also was the New York Film Critics Circle choice in the category yesterday. Both groups also chose Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell for Best Documentary. Sundance 2013 winner Fruitvale Station continues to make a strong showing with today's announcement. Octavia Specer was named Best Supporting Actress for her  role in the film, while Michael B. Jordan was given the Breakthrough Performer nod. Jordan also won the Gotham Award in the category Monday night in Lower Manhattan. Fruitvale Station's director Ryan Coogler, meanwhile took the ogranization's Breakthrough Director prize, a category he also won at the Gotham Indepenent Film Awards.

[Related: Llewyn Davis & Fruitvale Celebrated in Gotham]

[Related: American Hustle Wins Big at New York Film Critics Circle]

[Related: Spike Jonze on 'Her' Femininity and His Vision of the Future]

The full list of National Board of Review 2013 selections follow:

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

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