Jesse Eisenberg Named Best Actor of the Year By The National Board of Review

The National Board of Review is one of the first major precursors of the Awards Season. While their winners don’t necessarily go on to win the Oscar, they almost always get nominated. So at the very least, these awards are a good look at some solid performances, and films, that will probably be receiving an Oscar nomination in a few months.

Full list after the cut (updated as the winners are announced)

Best Film: The Social Network

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor:  Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year

Best Supporting Actor:  Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Foreign Film: Of Gods and Men

Best Documentary: Waiting For “Superman”

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Ensemble Cast: The Town

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo

Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried

Best Adapted Screenplay:  Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola, for for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere

William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin

NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair GameConvictionHowl

Top Eleven Films (In alphabetical order):

Another Year
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Top Ten Independent Films (In alphabetical order):

Animal Kingdom
Fish Tank
The Ghost Writer
Let Me In
Please Give
Youth in Revolt

Top Six Foreign Films (In alphabetical order):

I Am Love
Life, Above All
Of Gods And Men
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Top Six Documentary Films (In alphabetical order):

A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story
Waiting For “Superman”


List curtesy of IndieWire

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on December 2, 2010, in Precursors and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Eisenberg deserves the accolade. Superb performance in the role of a lifetime.

  2. Marwencol missing from the documentaries list is disappointing.

  3. Congrats to Jesse! Certainly a well-deserved honor. Hopefully an Oscars nod will come next (crosses fingers)

  4. Loved Jesse in the Social Network and loved the movie. Like The Town getting best ensemble – really enjoyed it – better than I expected.

    Well what can I say about Toy Story 3 – my DH started to cry. 🙂

    Looking forward to see a few more on the list – especially want to see The King’s Speech.

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