The National Board of Review has been around supporting and recognizing artistic achievement in film for 104 years.  Their awards ceremony has been held annually since 1930.  Award Winners for 2014 were announced on December 2, 2014.

A complete list of winners is provided below.


Best Film:  A Most Violent Year

Best Director:  Clint Eastwood: American Sniper

Best Actor (TIE):  Oscar Isaac: A Most Violent Year; Michael Keaton: Birdman

Best Actress: Julianne Moore: Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor:  Edward Norton: Birdman

Best Supporting Actress:  Jessica Chastain: A Most Violent Year

Best Original Screenplay:  Phil Lord & Christopher Miller: The Lego Movie

Best Adapted Screenplay:  Paul Thomas Anderson: Inherent Vice

Best Animated Feature:  How to Train Your Dragon 2

Breakthrough Performance:  Jack O’Connell:  Starred Up & Unbroken

Best Directorial Debut:  Gillian Robespierre: Obvious Child

Best Foreign Language Film:  Wild Tales

Best Documentary:  Life Itself

William K. Everson Film History Award:  Scott Eyman

Best Ensemble:  Fury

Spotlight Award:  Chris Rock: Top Five

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:  Rosewater

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:  Selma

Top Films
American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Lego Movie

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem
Two Days, One Night
We Are the Best!

Top 5 Documentaries
Art and Craft
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Keep On Keepin’ On
The Kill Team
Last Days in Vietnam

Top 10 Independent Films
Blue Ruin
A Most Wanted Man
Mr. Turner
Obvious Child
The Skeleton Twins
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Starred Up
Still Alice