2021 Awards: National Board of Review (NBR) Winners

Best Film: “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
Best Director: Spike Lee, “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
Best Actor: Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features)
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)
Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, “Minari” (A24)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, “News of the World” (Universal Pictures)
Best Original Screenplay: Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” (A24)
Breakthrough Performance: Sidney Flanigan, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” (Focus Features)
Best Directorial Debut: Channing Godfrey Peoples, “Miss Juneteenth” (Vertical Entertainment)
Best Animated Feature: “Soul” (Pixar)
Best Foreign Language Film: “La Llorona” (Guatemala)
Best Documentary: “Time” (Amazon Studios)
NBR Icon Award: Chadwick Boseman
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “One Night in Miami”
NBR Spotlight Award: Radha Blank for writing, directing, producing and starring in “The Forty-Year-Old Version” (Netflix)
Best Ensemble: “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Joshua James Richards, “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures)

Top Films (in alphabetical order):

  • First Cow” (A24)
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version (Netflix)
  • Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.)
  • The Midnight Sky (Netflix)
  • Minari (A24)
  • News of the World (Universal Pictures)
  • Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Promising Young Woman (Focus Features)
  • Soul (Pixar)
  • Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios)

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order):

  • Apples
  • Collective
  • Dear Comrades
  • The Mole Agent
  • Night of the Kings

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order):

  • All In: The Fight for Democracy
  • Boys State
  • Dick Johnson is Dead
  • Miss Americana
  • The Truffle Hunters

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order):

  • The Climb
  • Driveways
  • Farewell Amor
  • Miss Juneteenth
  • The Nest
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • The Outpost
  • Relic
  • Saint Frances
  • Wolfwalkers

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