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'Licorice Pizza' and Paul Thomas Anderson Named Best Film and Director by National Board of Review

Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Large news for Paul Thomas Anderson's honors crusade as his film "Licorice Pizza" was named the best image of the year by the National Board of Review. The MGM and United Artists Releasing film additionally got prizes for coordinating, and shared the advancement execution grant for novices Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman.

Another newbie having an incredible day is Latina Rachel Zegler, who won best entertainer for her chance in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story." She is only the second Latina to at any point win the classification since Fernanda Montenegro in "Focal Station" (1998).

Will Smith has started off his honors race amazingly by being named best entertainer for "Ruler Richard," while his co-star Aunjanue Ellis grabbed supporting entertainer.

Veteran entertainer Ciaran Hinds got what's certain to be the first of many prizes of the period for his presentation in Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast."

Decorations Amazon Studios and Apple Original Films had a solid day with "A Hero" winning unique screenplay and unknown dialect, while 

"The Tragedy of Macbeth"

 brought home adjusted screenplay and accomplishment in cinematography.

Prominent nonattendances incorporate Aaron Sorkin's "Being the Ricardos" from Amazon, Ridley Scott's "Place of Gucci" from MGM/UAR, Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" and Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Tick, Tick … Boom!" from Netflix.

In the course of the most recent 30 years, the champ of best film has proceeded to get an Oscar assignment for best picture, with special cases once consistently — 2014's "A Most Violent Year," 2000's "Plumes" and 1998's "Divine beings and Monsters." In the 1980s, there were actually two misses with 1987's "Realm of the Sun" and 1983's "Disloyalty," which attached with "Pet names." NBR's latest best film determinations were Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" and George Miller's "Frantic Max: Fury Road." Last year, Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" won the top prize yet was simply ready to gather a solitary Oscar nom, for unique score (Terence Blanchard)

The following is the full rundown of victors.

Best Film: "Licorice Pizza" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, "Licorice Pizza" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Best Actor: Will Smith, "Ruler Richard" (Warner Bros)

Best Actress: Rachel Zegler, "West Side Story" (twentieth Century Studios)

Best Supporting Actor: CiarĂ¡n Hinds, "Belfast" (Focus Features)

Best Supporting Actress: Aunjanue Ellis, "Ruler Richard" (Warner Bros)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" (Apple Original Films/A24)

Best Original Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, "A Hero" (Amazon Studios)

Advancement Performance: Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, "Licorice Pizza" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Best Directorial Debut: Michael Sarnoski, "Pig" (Neon)

Best Animated Feature: "Encanto" (Walt Disney Pictures)

Best Foreign Language Film: "A Hero" (Amazon Studios) – Iran

Best Documentary: "Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" (Searchlight Pictures)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: "Escape" (Neon and Participant)

Best Ensemble: "The Harder They Fall" (Netflix)

Exceptional Achievement in Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" (Apple Original Films/A24)

Top Films (in sequential request):

"Belfast" (Focus Features)

"Try not to Look Up" (Netflix)

"Hill" (Warner Bros)

"Ruler Richard" (Warner Bros)

"The Last Duel" (twentieth Century Studios)

"Bad dream Alley" (Searchlight Pictures)

"Red Rocket" (A24)

"The Tragedy of Macbeth" (Apple Original Films/A24)

"West Side Story" (twentieth Century Studios)

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in sequential request):



"Lingui, The Sacred Bonds"


"The Worst Person in the World"

Top 5 Documentaries (in sequential request):

"Rising" (MTV Documentary Films)

"Attica" (Showtime)

"Escape" (Neon and Participant)

"The Rescue" (National Geographic)

"Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain" (Focus Features)

Top 10 Independent Films (in sequential request):

"The Card Counter" (Focus Features)

"Let's go C'mon" (A24)

"CODA" (Apple Original Films)

"The Green Knight" (A24)

"Holler" (IFC Films)

"Jockey" (Sony Pictures Classics)

"Old Henry" (Shout! Plant)

"Pig" (Neon)

"Shiva Baby" (Utopia)

"The Souvenir Part II" (A24)


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