National Board of Review 2019: ‘The Irishman’ Wins Best Film, Adam Sandler Named Best Actor

National Board of Review 2019: ‘The Irishman’ Wins Best Film, Adam Sandler Named Best Actor
Following the Gotham Awards naming Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” the best film of the year, the National Board of Review (Nbr) has now weighed in with its picks for the best movies and performances of 2019. The Nbr is made up of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, academics, and filmmakers. The group is one of the first organizations to announce its end-of-the-year selections, followed closely by the New York Film Critics Circle and the American Film Institute.

Last year, the National Board of Review honored “Green Book” with its top prize. That film controversially went on to win the Best Picture Oscar over “Roma” earlier this year. Nearly every Nbr winner for Best Film this decade has earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, including “The Post,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Other 2018 Nbr winners included Viggo Mortensen for Best Actor (“Green Book”), Lady Gaga for Best
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