National Board Of Review Names 'Manchester By The Sea' Best Film Of The Year

Just to show the whiplash effect that can come with all of these awards happening one-after-another, the National Board of Review has named Kenneth Lonergan's coastal drama Manchester by the Sea as its Best Film. It also earned Casey Affleck another Best Actor win, one for Best Original Screenplay, and a Breakthrough award for co-star Lucas Hedges. All of this comes a day after it was Barry Jenkins' Moonlight that cleaned up at the Gotham Awards.

That said, Moonlight still performed well. Naomie Harris won for Best Supporting Actress while Jenkins took home Best Director. The film also ended up in the board's top 10 of the year. A couple of other major takeaways include Amy Adams' Best Actress win for Arrival, which is somewhat surprising given the competition; and Jeff Bridges for his supporting turn in popular favorite Hell or High Water.

Full list of winners 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 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”
Best Ensemble: “Hidden Figures”
Spotlight Award: Creative Collaboration of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “Cameraperson”

“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Patriot’s Day”

“The Handmaiden”
“Land of Mine”

“De Palma”
“The Eagle Huntress”
“Life, Animated”
“Miss Sharon Jones!”

“20th Century Women”
“Captain Fantastic”
“Creative Control”
“Eye in the Sky”
“The Fits”
“Green Room”
“Hello, My Name is Doris”
“Morris from America”
“Sing Street”