By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

2013 National Board Of Review Awards

 

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, Compliance

Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson ,Looper

Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph

Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, Argo

Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, The Impossible

Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Foreign Language Film:  Amour

Best Documentary: Searching For Sugar Man

William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 Years of Bond Films

Best Ensemble: Les Misérables

Spotlight Award: John Goodman

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Central Park Five

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Promised Land

 

 

Top 10 films

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Looper

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Promised Land

Silver Linings Playbook

 

Top 10 Independent Films

Arbitrage

Bernie

Compliance

End of Watch

Hello I Must Be Going

Little Birds

Moonrise Kingdom

On the Road

Quartet

Sleepwalk with Me

 

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