National Board of Review 2019 Winners List: Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, The Irishman and Knives Out win big

The National Board of Review has revealed their winners' list for this year with The Irishman winning the best film of 2019. Brad Pitt (for Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) and the cast of Knives Out were also honoured by the awards body.
The Irishman was named the best film of 2019 by The National Board of Review.The Irishman was named the best film of 2019 by The National Board of Review.
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As 2019 is coming to an end, it's been another wonderful year of amazing Hollywood films! From The Irishman to Avengers: Endgame, moviegoers have been able to enjoy different genres over the past 12 months. The start of 2020 will be all about the awards season, but thanks to the National Board of Review, we now have some perspective on possible nominations, especially for the Oscars 2020! NBR has declared Martin Scorsese's crime drama The Irishman as the best film of 2019.

The NBR's Top 10 list of best movies of 2019 also includes 1917, Dolemite Is My Name, Ford v Ferrari, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Richard Jewell, Uncut Gems and Waves. While Adam Sandler won Best Actor for Uncut Gems, Renée Zellweger won Best Actress for Judy. Brad Pitt and Kathy Bates won Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Richard Jewell. When it came to the Best Ensemble, it was the Daniel Craig and Chris Evans led Knives Out was declared as the winner.

Check out the full list of 2019 NBR winners below:

Best Film: The Irishman
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Best Actor: Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, Judy
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein, Uncut Gems
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, Richard Jewell
Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim
Best Animated Feature: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite
Best Documentary: Maiden
Best Ensemble: Knives Out
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917
NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: For Sama
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Just Mercy

Top Films

1917
Dolemite Is My Name
Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Richard Jewell
Uncut Gems
Waves

Top 5 Foreign Language Films

Atlantics
Invisible Life
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Transit

Top 5 Documentaries

American Factory
Apollo 11
The Black Godfather
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Wrestle

Top 10 Independent Films

The Farewell
Give Me Liberty
A Hidden Life
Judy
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Midsommar
The Nightingale
The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Souvenir
Wild Rose

What did you think of the 2019 NBR winners list? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Last year, The NBR named Green Book as the Best Film of 2018 and the Peter Farrelly directorial also won Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards. This is indeed good news for The Irishman, which is already a frontrunner for winning the Academy Award for Best Picture at Oscars 2020.

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