HUGO Named Best Film by National Board of Review

HUGO Named Best Film by National Board of Review

Martin Scorsese's new 3 D animated film, Hugo has been named the Best Film of 2011 by the National Board of Review.  Scorsese picked up the prize for Best Director.  The Descendants, starring George Clooney won multiple awards as well including Best Actor for Clooney, Best Supporting Actress for Shailene Woodley, and Best Adapted Screenplay. 

The award winners are as follows: 

Best Film: Hugo
Top 10 Films
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Ides of March
J. Edgar
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Actor George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Director Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Original Screenplay Will Reiser, 50/50
Best Adapted Screenplay Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Breakthrough Performance FeliciTy Jones, Like Crazy and Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Foreign Film A Separation

Top 5 Foreign Films
13 Assassins
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Le Havre
Point Blank

Best Documentary Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Top 5 Documentaries
Born to Be Wild
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim

Best Animated Feature Rango
Best Ensemble Cast The Help
Best Debut Director J.C. Chandor, Margin Call

Spotlight Award Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class
NBR Freedom of Expression Crime After Crime and Pariah
Special Achievement in Filmmaking The Harry Potter franchise

Top 10 Independent Films
Another Earth
A Better Life
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Take Shelter
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Win Win