Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins" Makes National Board of Review's Top Films List

Violent Period Piece Finds a Place in Top 5 Foreign Language List

The prestigious National Board of Review of Motion Pictures has named the recipients of its annual honors. Takashi Miike's hyper-violent samurai battle royale 13 Assassins joins Brazilian anti-crime special forces film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, university based Israeli drama Footnote, Finnish illegal immigrant dramady Le Havre and French thriller Point Blank in the Board's Top 5 Foreign Language Films list.

 

 

The complete list of award winners includes:

 

Best Film: Hugo
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy
Breakthrough Performance: Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Debut Director: J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Best Ensemble: The Help
Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class)
NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime
NBR Freedom of Expression: Pariah
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: The Harry Potter Franchise - A Distinguished Translation from Book
to Film

 
Top Films
(in alphabetical order)
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Ides of March
J. Edgar
Tree of Life
War Horse


Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
13 Assassins
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Footnote
Le Havre
Point Blank

 
Top 5 Documentaries
(In Alphabetical Order)
 Born to be Wild
Buck
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna

 
Top 10 Independent Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
 50/50
Another Earth
Beginners
A Better Life
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Shame
Take Shelter
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Win Win

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