National Board of Review selects 'Her' as best film

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The National Board of Review has named "Her" best film of 2013. It will open in Pittsburgh on Jan. 10.

"Spike Jonze is one of the most talented and visionary filmmakers working today," said Annie Schulhof, NBR president, in a press release. "He explores the age-old themes of love and human connection in a completely fresh and innovative way. It is an outstanding achievement that is sure to become a new classic."

Lara Spencer will host a gala Jan. 7 to hand out the honors. Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:

Best film: "Her."

Best director: Spike Jonze, "Her."

Best actor: Bruce Dern, "Nebraska."

Best actress: Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks."

Best supporting actor: Will Forte, "Nebraska."

Best supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, "Fruitvale Station."

Best original screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Best adapted screenplay: Terence Winter, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Best animated feature: "The Wind Rises."

Breakthrough performance: Michael B. Jordan, "Fruitvale Station."

Breakthrough performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

Best directorial debut: Ryan Coogler, "Fruitvale Station."

Best foreign language film: "The Past."

Best documentary: "Stories We Tell."

William K. Everson Film History Award: George Stevens Jr.

Best ensemble: "Prisoners."

Spotlight Award: Career collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: "Wadjda."

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: "Gravity."

The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City to protest New York City Mayor George B. McClellan Jr.'s revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. From 1916 into the 1950s thousands of motion pictures were cleared by the board, which censored objectionable material.

Its annual awards are determined by votes of its members -- select film enthusiasts, academics, filmmakers, and students in the New York metropolitan area.



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