National Board of Review Gives Big Awards to 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Her'

What a difference a day makes. Following the New York Film Critics Circle's announcements yesterday, the National Board of Review took a decidedly indie spin in announcing its end-of-the-year accolades.

Spike Jonze's Her took home best picture and director wins while Fruitvale Station score a trio of wins in acting and directing categories. In fact, the only films to mirror their NYFCC wins yesterday were The Wind Rises (best animated feature) and Stories We Tell (best documentary).

Here's the full list of winners:

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 ADAPTETD SCREENPLAY: Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: The Wind Rises

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (ACTOR): Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (ACTRESS): Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Past

BEST DOCUMANTARY: Stories We Tell

BEST ENSEMBLE: Prisoners

NBR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD: Wadjda

CREATIVE INNOVATION IN FILMMAKING AWARD: Gravity

TOP FILMS OF 2013:

(in alphabetical order)

12 YEARS A SLAVE

FRUITVALE STATION

GRAVITY

INSIDE LLWYEN DAVIS

LONE SURVIVOR

NEBRASKA

PRISONERS

SAVING MR. BANKS

THE SECRET LIFE OF WATLER MITTY

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

 

TOP 5 FOREIGN FILMS:

BEYOND THE HILLS, GLORIA, THE GRANDMASTER, A HIJACKING, THE HUNT

 

TOP 5 DOCUMENTARIES:

20 FEET FROM STARDOM, THE ACT OF KILLING, AFTER TILLER, CASTING BY, THE SQUARE

 

TOP 10 INDEPENDENT FILMS:

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

 

Next up will be the L.A. Film Critics' awards on Sunday. Both the SAG Awards and Golden Globe nominations will be announced next week on December 11 and 12, respectively.

 

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