Movie Report: ‘Get Out’ Wins Big At Gotham Awards, National Board Of Review Announces Top Films

One of the first major award ceremonies of the season took place in New York City Monday evening and the 2017 thriller “Get Out” was the night’s big winner.

In total, the film, directed by Jordan Peele, earned four awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, the ceremony’s Audience Award and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. The movie “Call Me By Your Name,” meanwhile, earned the top prize of the night, winning Best Feature.

The full list of winners from the night is below:

  • Best Feature – Call Me by Your Name
  • Best Documentary – Strong Island
  • Best Director – Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Best Actor – James Franco in The Disaster Artist (A24)
  • Best Actress – Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (A24)
  • Breakthrough Series – Long Form – Atlanta
  • Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award – Jordan Peele for Get Out
  • Audience Award – Get Out
  • Breakthrough Series – Short Form – The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes, Nancy Andrews, creator
  • Breakthrough Actor – Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name
  • Best Screenplay – Get Out, Jordan Peele

Award season kept rolling into today, too, as this afternoon the National Board of Review released its award winners as well as top films in four categories.

The list of winners is below:

  • Best Film: The Post
  • Best Director: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Best Actor: Tom Hanks, The Post
  • Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Post
  • Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist
  • Best Animated Feature: Coco
  • Breakthrough Performance: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Best Directorial Debut: Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Foxtrot
  • Best Documentary: Jane
  • Best Ensemble: Get Out
  • Spotlight Award:  Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot
  • NBR Freedom of Expression Award: First They Killed My Father and Let It Fall – Los Angeles 1982-1992

Top Films

  • Baby Driver
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Downsizing
  • Dunkirk
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Logan
  • Phantom Thread

Top 5 Foreign Language Films

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Frantz
  • Loveless
  • Summer 1993
  • The Square

Top 5 Documentaries

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Brimstone & Glory
  • Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
  • Faces Places
  • Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

Top 10 Independent Films

  • Beatriz At Dinner
  • Brigsby Bear
  • A Ghost Story
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Logan Lucky
  • Loving Vincent
  • Menashe
  • Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
  • Patti Cake$
  • Wind River

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In other film news, it was the Pixar animated feature “Coco” winning the holiday weekend box office, taking in more than $50 million. The amount was more than enough to beat the second place finisher, “Justice League,” which snagged $41 million.

The full top five from the weekend was:
1. Coco – $50,802,605
2. Justice League – $41,090,491
3. Wonder – $22,674,238
4. Thor: Ragnarok – $16,863,294
5. Daddy’s Home 2 – $13,217,419

“Coco” and “Justice League” have a good chance of holding their top spots this weekend, too, as the only movies coming out are making limited releases. These releases include “The Disaster Artist,” “Wonder Wheel” and “The Shape of Water.”

For the small screen, home releases include:

  • Logan Lucky, ATMR Rating: 4.2 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
  • Tulip Fever, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 10%

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