‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Awarded Best Film by National Board of Review: See The Full Winner’s List!

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Awards season is upon us, and one of the most influential critics’ groups has made its choices! The National Board of Review (NBR) announced its winners for the best in 2022 films, with Top Gun: Maverick awarded the coveted Best Film prize. NBR recognition is seen as a path to wider award season glory, particularly with the Academy Awards nomination race. The full winner’s list is below!

Best Film: Top Gun: Maverick

Best DirectorSteven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Best ActorColin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best ActressMichelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once


Best Supporting ActorBrendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Supporting ActressJanelle Monáe, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Best Original ScreenplayMartin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Adapted ScreenplayEdward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell, All Quiet on the Western Front

Breakthrough Performance Danielle Deadwyler, Till

Breakthrough Performance: Gabriel LaBelle, The Fabelmans

Best Directorial Debut: Charlotte Wells, Aftersun

Charades/Sarah Makharine

Best Animated Feature:  Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Best International FilmClose from Belgium

Best DocumentarySr.

Best EnsembleWomen Talking

Outstanding Achievement in CinematographyClaudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick

NBR Freedom of Expression Awards: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed and Argentina, 1985

Top Films (in alphabetical order):

  • Aftersun
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • RRR
  • Till
  • The Woman King
  • Women Talking

Top 5 International Films (in alphabetical order):

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
  • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
  • Decision to Leave (South Korea)
  • EO (Poland)
  • Saint Omer (France)

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order):

  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • All That Breathes
  • Descendant
  • Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb
  • Wildcat

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order):

  • Armageddon Time
  • Emily the Criminal
  • The Eternal Daughter
  • Funny Pages
  • The Inspection
  • Living
  • A Love Song
  • Nanny
  • The Wonder
  • To Leslie

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