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NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD WINNERS

THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

HER NAMED 2013 BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW *** 2013 Gala to be held on

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 hosted by Lara Spencer?

New York, NY ??(December 4, 2013)???The National Board of Review has named?HER?the 2013 Best Film of the Year.

Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:

Best Film:??HER

Best Director:?Spike Jonze,?HER

Best Actor:?Bruce Dern,?NEBRASKA

Best Actress:?Emma Thompson,?SAVING MR. BANKS

Best Supporting Actor:?Will Forte,?NEBRASKA

Best Supporting Actress:?Octavia Spencer,?FRUITVALE STATION

Best Original Screenplay:?Joel and Ethan Coen,?INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Best Adapted Screenplay:?Terence Winter,?THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Best Animated Feature:?THE WIND RISES

Breakthrough Performance:?Michael B. Jordan,?FRUITVALE STATION Breakthrough Performance:?Ad?le Exarchopoulos,?BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

Best Directorial Debut:?Ryan Coogler,?FRUITVALE STATION

Best Foreign Language Film:??THE PAST

Best Documentary:?STORIES WE TELL

William K.?Everson Film History Award:?George Stevens, Jr.

Best Ensemble:??PRISONERS

Spotlight Award:?Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:?WADJDA

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award:?GRAVITY

Top Films

(in alphabetical order) 12 YEARS A SLAVE FRUITVALE STATION GRAVITY INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS LONE SURVIVOR NEBRASKA PRISONERS SAVING MR. BANKS THE SECRET LIFE OF MITTY THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Top 5 Foreign Language Films

(In Alphabetical Order) BEYOND THE HILLS GLORIA THE GRANDMASTER A HIJACKING THE HUNT

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Top 5 Documentaries

(In Alphabetical Order) 20 FEET FROM STARDOM THE ACT OF KILLING AFTER TILLER CASTING BY THE SQUARE

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Top 10 Independent Films

(In Alphabetical Order)

AIN?T THEM BODIES SAINTS DALLAS BUYERS CLUB IN A WORLD . . . MOTHER OF GEORGE MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING MUD THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES SHORT TERM 12 SIGHTSEERS THE SPECTACULAR NOW

?Spike Jonze is one of the most talented and visionary filmmakers working today,? said Annie Schulhof, NBR President. ?In?HER, he explores the age-old themes of love and human connection in a completely fresh and innovative way. It is an outstanding achievement that is sure to become a new classic.?

A select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students, the National Board of Review viewed over 250 films this year including studio, independent, foreign-language, animated and documentary selections. ?These screenings were frequently followed by in-depth discussions with filmmakers, directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters. Voting ballots were tabulated by the accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.

The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual Awards Gala, which also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy.? Hosted by Lara Spencer, this year?s gala will take place on January 7, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd?Street in New York City.