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National Board of Review Names "Her" as 2013 Best Film



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    Joaquin Phoenix stars in "Her," which the National Board of Review named the best picture of 2013.

    No "it's an honor just to be nominated" speeches coming your way on this Wednesday, Dec. 4, because the National Board of Review listed all of 2013's winners!

    Taking home the biggest win of the year? "Her," which tells the story of a lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with the voice of his computer operating system (the voice of Scarlett Johansson).

    "Her" director Spike Jonze was name 2013's best director. Annie Schulhof, NBR President, called him "one of the most talented and visionary filmmakers working today."

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    "In 'Her,' he explores the age-old themes of love and human connection in a completely fresh and innovative way," she added. "It is an outstanding achievement that is sure to become a new classic."

    That's quite an honor! (And Siri must be fuming.) Take a look at the full list of nominees below:

    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"

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    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: Adle Exarchopoulos, "Blue Is The Warmest Color"

    Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, "Fruitvale Station"

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    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"

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    Top Films (in alphabetical order) "12 Years a Slave," "Fruitvale Station," "Gravity," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Lone Survivor," "Nebraska," "Prisoners," "Saving Mr. Banks," "The Secret Life of Mitty," "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Top 5 Foreign Language Films (In Alphabetical Order) "Beyond The Hills," "Gloria," "The Grandmaster," "A Hijacking," "The Hunt"

    Top 5 Documentaries (In Alphabetical Order) "20 Feet From Stardom," "The Act of Killing" "After Tiller," "Casting By," "The Square"

    Top 10 Independent Films (In Alphabetical Order) "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," "Dallas Buyers Club," "In A World...," "Mother of George," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Mud," "The Place Beyond the Pines," "Short Term 12," "Sightseers," "The Spectacular Now"

    The honorees will be celebrated at the 2013 National Board of Review Gala held Jan. 4, 2014.

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