The National Board of Review 2022.


“Licorice Pizza” awarded Best Picture and Best Director. “A Hero” nabs Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film.

Below is the full list of winners:

Best Film: “Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Best Actor: Will Smith, “King Richard” (Warner Bros)
Best Actress: Rachel Zegler, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
Best Supporting Actor: Ciarán Hinds, “Belfast” (Focus Features)
Best Supporting Actress: Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard” (Warner Bros)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple Original Films/A24)
Best Original Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, “A Hero” (Amazon Studios)
Breakthrough Performance: Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, “Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Best Directorial Debut: Michael Sarnoski, “Pig” (Neon)
Best Animated Feature: “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Hero” (Amazon Studios) – Iran
Best Documentary: “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” (Searchlight Pictures)
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “Flee” (Neon & Participant)
Best Ensemble: “The Harder They Fall” (Netflix)
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple Original Films/A24)

King Richaed

Top Films (in alphabetical order):

  • “Belfast” (Focus Features)
  • “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
  • Dune” (Warner Bros)
  • “King Richard” (Warner Bros)
  • “The Last Duel” (20th Century Studios)
  • “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Red Rocket” (A24)
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple Original Films/A24)
  • “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
The Worst Person in the World

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order):

  • “Benedetta”
  • “Lamb”
  • “Lingui, The Sacred Bonds”
  • “Titane”
  • “The Worst Person in the World”

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order):

  • “Ascension” (MTV Documentary Films)
  • “Attica” (Showtime)
  • “Flee” (Neon & Participant)
  • “The Rescue” (National Geographic)
  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” (Focus Features)
The Green Night

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order):

  • “The Card Counter” (Focus Features)
  • “C’mon C’mon” (A24)
  • “CODA” (Apple Original Films)
  • “The Green Knight” (A24)
  • “Holler” (IFC Films)
  • “Jockey” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “Old Henry” (Shout! Factory)
  • “Pig” (Neon)
  • “Shiva Baby” (Utopia)
  • “The Souvenir Part II” (A24)

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