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So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voters (remember the year when "The Social Network" cleaned up in the all early awards?) so just take a breath. That said, it's nice to see the love. Spike Jonze's "Her" wound up taking Best Film and Best Director, which is a nice feat for quirky, heartwarming romance. Earning its first awards season win, "The Wolf Of Wall Street" nabbed a prize for screenwriter Terence Winter (Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio got a special honor). "Nebraska" nabbed trophies for Bruce Dern and Will Forte, "Fruitvale Station" made a strong showing with three wins, while "Inside Llewyn Davis »

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