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The National Board Of Review Has Revealed its 2021 Winners and ‘Licorice Pizza’ Leads the Way

Moments ago, the National Board Of Review announced their winners for 2021. NBR, as they’re known, often helps to kick off the precursor season, and this year is no exception. Leading the way is Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Licorice Pizza, which took home Best Film, as well as Best Director for Anderson, alongside Breakthrough Performance for Alana Haim. Otherwise, the group once again spread the wealth, as you’ll see below.

Here are all of the NBR winners:

Best Film: Licorice Pizza

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Best Actor: Will Smith (King Richard)

Best Actress: Rachel Zegler (West Side Story)

Best Supporting Actor: Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)

Best Supporting Actress: Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Best Original Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi (A Hero)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen (The Tragedy Of Macbeth)

Breakthrough Performance: Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)

Best Directorial Debut: Michael Sarnoski (Pig)

Best Animated Feature: Encanto

Best Foreign Language Film: A Hero

Best Documentary: Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Best Ensemble: The Harder They Fall

NBR Freedom Of Expression Award: Flee

Outstanding Achievement In Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel (The Tragedy Of Macbeth)

Top Films: Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Dune, King Richard, The Last Duel, Nightmare Alley, Red Rocket, The Tragedy Of Macbeth, West Side Story

Top 5 Foreign Language Films: Benedetta, Lamb, Lingui: The Sacred Bonds, Titane, The Worst Person In The World

Top 5 Documentaries: Ascension, Attica, Flee, The Rescue, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Top Ten Independent Films: The Card Counter, C’mon C’mon, CODA, The Green Knight, Holler, Jockey, Old Henry, Pig, Shive Baby, The Souvenir Part II

The awards gala is set to take place on January 11th, 2022.


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