Riz Ahmed Carey Mulligan

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Riz Ahmed and Carey Mulligan

UK stars Riz Ahmed and Carey Mulligan have won top acting awards for Sound Of Metal and Promising Young Woman as the National Board of Review (NBR) announced its 2020 winners.

Spike Lee was named best director and Da 5 Bloods best film in Tuesday’s (January 26) announcement.

Minari, which earlier in the day picked up six Spirit Award nominations, earned Youn Yuh-jung the best supporting actress gong, and Lee Isaac Chung best screenplay.

Jayro Bustamente’s Guatemalan Oscar submission title La Llorona was named best foreign language film.

Chadwick Boseman is posthumously named recipient of the NBR Icon Award.

The group will announce plans to celebrate its 2020 honourees at a later date. The full winners list appears below.

Best Film: Da 5 Bloods

Best Director: Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods

Best Actor: Riz Ahmed, Sound Of Metal

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor: Paul Raci, Sound Of Metal

Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Greengrass & Luke Davies, News Of The World

Best Original Screenplay: Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Breakthrough Performance: Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best Directorial Debut: Channing Godfrey Peoples, Miss Juneteenth

Best Animated Feature: Soul

Best Foreign Language Film: La Llorona

Best Documentary: Time

NBR Icon Award: Chadwick Boseman

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: One Night In Miami

NBR Spotlight Award: Radha Blank for writing, directing, producing and starring in The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Ensemble: Da 5 Bloods

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Joshua James Richards, Nomadland


Top Films (in alphabetical order):

First Cow

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Judas And The Black Messiah

The Midnight Sky


News Of The World


Promising Young Woman


Sound Of Metal


Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order):



Dear Comrades

The Mole Agent

Night Of The Kings


Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order):

All In: The Fight For Democracy

Boys State

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Miss Americana

The Truffle Hunters


Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order):

The Climb


Farewell Amor

Miss Juneteenth

The Nest

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

The Outpost


Saint Frances