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National Board of Review Names The Help Best Ensemble

The National Board of Review has named Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” best film of the year. “HUGO is such a personal film by Martin Scorsese,” said Annie Schulhof, NBR President. “It is a tribute to the early years of cinema that uses today’s cutting edge technology to bring the audience into a completely unique and magical world.  It is visually stunning and emotionally engaging.” Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review: Best Film: Hugo Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo 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 Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50 Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants Best Animated Feature: Rango Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy Breakthrough Performance: Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Debut Director: J.C. Chandor, Margin Call Best Ensemble: The Help Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class) NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime NBR Freedom of Expression: Pariah Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Special Achievement in Filmmaking: The Harry Potter Franchise – A Distinguished Translation from Book to Film Top Films (in alphabetical order) The Artist The Descendants Drive The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 The Ides of March J. Edgar Tree of Life War Horse Top 5 Foreign Language Films (In Alphabetical Order) 13 Assassins Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Footnote Le Havre Point Blank Top 5 Documentaries (In Alphabetical Order) Born to be Wild Buck George Harrison: Living in the Material World Project Nim Senna Top 10 Independent Films (In Alphabetical Order) 50/50 Another Earth Beginners A Better Life Cedar Rapids Margin Call Shame Take Shelter We Need To Talk About Kevin Win Win http://www.indiewire.com/article/hugo-tops-national-board-of-review-winners