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'Manchester by the Sea' named the best film of 2016 by the National Board of Review

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:08

'Manchester by the Sea' has become an early front-runner in Hollywood's awards season after the National Board of Review named it the best film of 2016. Simon Thompson reports.

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Independent drama "Manchester by the Sea" has become an early front-runner in Hollywood's awards season as the National Board of Review named it the best film of 2016. "Manchester by the Sea," about a working-class American family dealing with multiple tragedies, won four honors including best actor for Casey Affleck and best original screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan. "Moonlight," a film about a young black impoverished man's struggle with his sexuality, won best director for Barry Jenkins and best supporting actress for Naomie Harris. Both films have received critical praise and are among the top nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards, which celebrate low-budget artistic films that often go on to do well at the Oscars. Other top wins include best actress for Amy Adams in "Arrival," Jeff Bridges for best supporting actor in "Hell or High Water," and best animated feature for "Kubo and the Two Strings." The Board of Review will present its awards at a ceremony in New York on Jan. 4.

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'Manchester by the Sea' named the best film of 2016 by the National Board of Review

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:08