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For 106 years, the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts to the support of domestic and foreign cinema as both art and entertainment. This year, over 250 films (studio, independent, foreign-language, animated, and documentary) were viewed by this select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, and students. These screenings were frequently followed by in-depth discussions with directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters.
The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual Awards Gala, which also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy. The group’s 2015 Gala was held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Cipriani.
Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, George Miller, Sylvester Stallone, Brie Larson, Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert De Niro, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Nicholas Hoult, Tessa Thompson, Jason Segel, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lewis Black, Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson, Ryan Coogler, Malcolm Gladwell, Abraham Attah, Jacob Tremblay, Drew Goddard, Cary Joji Fukanaga, Adam McKay, Bill Nye, Rafe Spall, Adepero Oduye, Hamish Linklater, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, Asif Kapadia, Denis Villeneuve, Roger Deakins, Joe Walker, Pete Docter, Lenny Abrahamson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Laszlo Nemes, Cecilia De Mille Presley, and Willie Geist were in attendance.[slideshow]
Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: Ridley Scott – The Martian
Best Actor: Matt Damon – The Martian
Best Actress: Brie Larson – Room
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard – The Martian
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Breakthrough Performance: Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation & Jacob Tremblay – Room
Best Directorial Debut: Jonas Carpignano – Mediterranea
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
Best Documentary: Amy
William K. Everson Film History Award: Cecilia De Mille Presley
Best Ensemble: The Big Short
Spotlight Award: Sicario, for Outstanding Collaborative Vision
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Beasts of No Nation & Mustang
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
Straight Outta Compton
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
The Second Mother
Top 5 Documentaries
Best of Enemies
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Listen to Me Marlon
The Look of Silence
Top 10 Independent Films
Welcome to Me
While We’re Young
NBR President Annie Schulhof said, “2015 has been a banner year for popular cinema. We are thrilled to be awarding George Miller and Ridley Scott, two iconic filmmakers at the top of their game, while also celebrating the next generation of talent.”
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Don’t you just hate production delays?
Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, and Jason Bateman have all signed on for the spy thriller Felt, which is based on the true story of FBI agents during the Watergate scandal. Peter Landesman is the writer, producer and director of the film which is set to start shooting in March.
Neeson will play special agent Mark Felt, also known as “Deep Throat,” who was the key source for the Washington Post’s articles and investigation around the Watergate scandal. Bateman will play Lieutenant Charlie Bates, who works for Felt. After finding out about Felt’s status as an informant, Bates has to decide what actions to take, the moral one or the ethical one. Lane will play Audrey Felt, Felt’s wife.
As for some backstory for younger audiences, “Deep Throat’s” identity was a mystery since the Watergate scandal, until Mark Felt came out in 2005 and admitted who he really was. MadRiver Pictures, Cara Films, Playtone, and Scott Free Productions will all finance and produce the film, which will have Steve Shareshian, Michael Schaefer, Michael Bassick, and Steven Marshall as executive producers. And there is an impressive lineup of producers for the film, including Tom Hanks and Ridley Scott, along with Gary Goetzman, Giannina Scott, Marc Butan, Christopher Woodrow and Jay Roach.