The film has been named best film by the National Board of Revie.
The National Board of Review announced its winners on Tuesday (Nov. 29).
It was an especially good day for Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester, which won Best Film, Best Actor for Casey Affleck, Best Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Lucas Hedges and Best Original Screenplay for Lonergan himself. "Moonlight", which edged out "Manchester" at the Gotham Awards on Monday, claimed Director (Barry Jenkins) and Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris). O.J.: Made in America was named best documentary, just hours after the almost eight-hour project received the Gotham Award in the same category.
Amy Adams won best actress for her turn in the cerebral sci-fi thriller "Arrival". Best Adapted Screenplay went to Silence, the upcoming Martin Scorsese epic that he wrote with Jay Cocks. It stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and Kevin Spacey. "We are thrilled to award it our Best Film, as well as to honor Barry Jenkins' singular directorial vision for Moonlight", Annie Schulhof, president of the National Board of Review, said in a statement. That list included movies like Arrival, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures and Martin Scorsese's Silence, all of which the National Board of Review gave other awards this year.
Gloucester Cinema will show "Manchester by the Sea" on Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:20 p.m.; and Saturday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 9:20 p.m.
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It's a bit weird, but not altogether that significant, that the NBR totally shunned Oscar frontrunner La La Land, save for including it on its list of the year's top 10 films. Affleck, who is also Gothams' best actor, is now very close to the Oscar counterpart, says Daily Mail. Later this week, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association will ring in with their picks.
More information on the award winners of 2016 is available on the official website of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
Conspicuously missing from any NBR recognition: Denzel Washington's "Fences" and Jeff Nichols' "Loving", two of the films that have presumably made this one of the most diverse awards years in recent memory.
Iranian drama "The Salesman" won "Best Foreign Language Film" and "O.J".