US National Board of Review announces 2013 winners

Spike Jonze's Her takes Best Film.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor Will Forte, June Squib, and Best Actor Bruce Dern, with Nebraska director Alexander Payne.
National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor Will Forte, June Squib, and Best Actor Bruce Dern, with Nebraska director Alexander Payne. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The US National Board of Review announced Spike Jonze's Her as this year's Best Film and Jonze is also awarded Best Director. Alexander Payne's Nebraska is another big winner, with Bruce Dern and Will Forte receiving respectively Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor recognition. Best Directorial Debut went to Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station with one of his stars, Octavia Spencer, winning Best Supporting Actress. The Spotlight Award goes to the career teamwork of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The National Board of Review Awards Gala will take place on January 7, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City and will be hosted by Lara Spencer.

National Board of Review 2012 Best Actor Bradley Cooper for David O Russell's Silver Linings Playbook.
National Board of Review 2012 Best Actor Bradley Cooper for David O Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Here are this year's National Board of Review Award 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 Adapted Screenplay

Terence Winter, The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature

The Wind Rises

Breakthrough Performance

Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station

Breakthrough Performance

Adèle 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

You can read about last year's awards here and here, and see our photo gallery here.

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