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HUGO NAMED BEST FILM BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

December 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review. and Scorsese, best director. The organization, composed of some 100 knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students, selected George Clooney as best actor for his performance in The Descendants and Tilda Swinton as best actress for We Need to Talk about Kevin. The award for best original screenplay went to Will Reiser for 50/50, while the adapted screenplay award went to Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for The Descendants. While the group’s selections often herald the choices for the Oscars, they failed to do so last year when the NBR gave The Social Network awards for best film, director, actor, and adapted screenplay. It won an Oscar only in the latter category. The NBR awards are scheduled to be presented in New York on January 10.