National Board of Review picks 'Her' as best movie of 2013

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

herposterThe National Board of Review today named “Her” best film of 2013. It will arrive in Pittsburgh on Jan. 10. 
“Spike Jonze is one of the most talented and visionary filmmakers working today,” said Annie Schulhof, NBR President, in a press release on the organization’s website. “He explores the age-old themes of love and human connection in a completely fresh and innovative way. It is an outstanding achievement that is sure to become a new classic.”
Lara Spencer will host a gala Jan. 7 to hand out the honors. Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:
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.”
The NBR also issued lists of top films. In alphabetical order:  
“12 Years a Slave”
“Fruitvale Station”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Lone Survivor”
“Saving Mr. Banks”
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Top 10 independent films: 
“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“In a World”
“Mother of George”
“Much Ado About Nothing”
“The Place Beyond the Pines”
“Short Term 12”
“The Spectacular Now”
Top 5 foreign language films, in alphabetical order:  “Beyond the Hills,” “Gloria,” “The Grandmaster,” “A Hijacking” and “The Hunt.”
Top 5 documentaries:  “20 Feet from Stardom,,” “The Act of Killing,” “After Tiller,” “Casting By” and “The Square.”

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