The National Board of Review has announced its annual winners on Dec. 2, 2014. The Board has chosen J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” as the Best film of 2014. The crime drama about New Jersey-New York oil cartels grabbed three awards including Best film, Best Actor for Oscar Isaac and Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Chastain. Read on to learn more about the winners.
According to the National Board of Review site, Clint Eastwood was honored as Best Director for "American Sniper." The National Board of Review honors up-and-coming talent with a breakthrough award. This year, Jack O’Connell, who portrayed the Olympic runner and WWII POW Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” was honored with the Breakthrough Performance award.
Established in 1909, The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual awards ceremony. The gala also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy. It is a nonprofit organization comprising erudite film enthusiasts, professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students. The group’s awards will be handed out Jan. 6, 2015 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Lara Spencer will host the event
“A Most Violent Year is an exhilarating crime drama with a compelling story, outstanding performances, and an elegant cinematic style. J.C. Chandor has given us a new and provocative perspective on the American Dream,” said Annie Schulhof, NBR President.
The National Board of Review has viewed over 272 films this year, including studio, independent, foreign-language, animated and documentary selections.
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And that’s it for The National Board of Review Awards winners update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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