“Manchester by the Sea” was named best film of the year by the National Board of Review.
US National Board of Review released its annual year-end honors on Tuesday.
"Manchester by the Sea" has been triumphant claiming four awards in the categories best film of 2016, best screenplay, best actor, best supporting actor.
The independent drama starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, tells the story of a working-class family going through multiple tribulations.
Barry Jenkins won the NBR’s directing award for “Moonlight,” with Naomie Harris recognized from the film for supporting actress.
The full list of winners is below:
Best Film: Manchester by the Sea
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Amy Adams, Arrival
Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Best Ensemble: Hidden Figures
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese, Silence
Best Animated Feature: Kubo and the Two Strings
Breakthrough Performance (Male): Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Breakthrough Performance (Female): Royalty Hightower, The Fits
Best Directorial Debut: Trey Edward Shults, Krisha
Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
Best Documentary: O.J.: Made in America
Spotlight Award: Creative Collaboration of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg (Patriots Day)
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Cameraperson
Top 10 Films
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La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
Land of Mine
Top 5 Documentaries
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Top 10 Independent Films
20th Century Women
Eye in the Sky
Hello, My Name is Doris
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