Green Book: 2018 Best Film from National Board of Review (NPR), Orgnization of Film Lovers

The National Board of Review (NBR) the century-old New York-based film group that kick off awards season, has chosen Green Book as the best film of 2018.

The organization, comprised of film lovers (cineastes, academics), selected Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) as Best Actor and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) as Best Actress for the year’s top honors.

Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”) and Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) won in the supporting categories.

Writing prizes went to Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” for original screenplay and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” for adapted screenplay.

Bradley Cooper won best director for his feature helming debut, “A Star Is Born.”

Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” took the animation prize, while Ruth Bader Ginsburg doc “RBG” won best documentary.

“Cold War” was named best foreign film.