2018 National Board Of Review Winners Include ‘Green Book,’ Lady Gaga, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ & More

Awards season is definitely kicking into high gear.

The National Board of Review just revealed their picks for the year’s best in cinema. The 2018 awards continue the NBR’s tradition of recognizing excellence in filmmaking, going back 109 years. This year 261 films were viewed by this select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, and students, many of which were followed by in-depth discussions with directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters.

A Star Is Born, Black Panther, A Quiet Place, Mary Poppins Returns and If Beale Street Could Talk were some of the films that made the Top 10 list, but it was Green Book that took home Best Film and Best Actor for Viggo Mortensen. Don’t feel too bad for A Star Is Born. The smash hit earned Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Best Director and Best Actress honors respectively. Sam Elliott also took home Best Supporting Actor.

“We are proud to honor Green Book as our best film – it is a warm and heartfelt look at a remarkable friendship, brought to the screen at a moment where its story of love, compassion, and shared humanity deeply resonates. We are also thrilled to award Bradley Cooper as our best director – he is an extraordinary talent behind the camera, bringing a fresh and modern perspective, as well as superb craftsmanship and tremendous heart, to the classic story of A Star is Born.” – NBR President Annie Schulhof

If Beale Street Could Talk was a multiple winner as well, picking up Best Director for Barry Jenkins and Best Supporting Actress for Regina King. The Incredibles 2 earned Best Animated Feature while RBG, about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, won Best Documentary. Crazy Rich Asians was also a winner, earning Best Ensemble. Check out all the lucky winners below.

2018 National Board Of Review Winners

Best Director: Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN
Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen, GREEN BOOK
Best Actress: Lady Gaga, A STAR IS BORN
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Elliott, A STAR IS BORN
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Best Animated Feature: INCREDIBLES 2
Breakthrough Performance: Thomasin McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE
Best Directorial Debut: Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE
Best Foreign Language Film: COLD WAR
Best Documentary: RBG
William K. Everson Film History Award: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND and THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: 22 JULY
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: ON HER SHOULDERS

Top Films (in alphabetical order)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Eighth Grade
First Reformed
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)

The Guilty
Happy as Lazzaro

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)

Crime + Punishment
Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)

The Death of Stalin
Lean on Pete
Leave No Trace
The Old Man & the Gun
The Rider
Sorry to Bother You
We the Animals
You Were Never Really Here