National Board of Review Awards Announced

VARIETY – The New York-based National Board of Review has crowned Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” the year’s best film as the Oscar season’s kudos circuit roars to life.

The 108-year-old organization, which comprises “film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals and academics,” also tapped the film’s stars, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, for top acting honors. Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) won in the supporting categories.

Screenplay honors went to “The Disaster Artist” and “Phantom Thread,” while “Lady Bird” helmer Greta Gerwig won best director.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won two prizes, for directorial debut and ensemble performance. “Call Me by Your Name” star Timothee Chalamet, meanwhile, added his second breakthrough performance award in as many days (after winning at the Gotham Awards Monday night).

The NBR awards gala will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

Top Films
“Baby Driver,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Dunkirk,” “The Florida Project,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Logan,” “Phantom Thread”