National Board of Review 2011

Top 10 Films
* Hugo
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Ides of March
J. Edgar
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Top Foreign Films
* A Separation
13 Assassins
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Le Havre
Point Blank

Top Documentaries
* Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Born to Be Wild
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim

Top Independent Films
Another Earth
A Better Life
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Take Shelter
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Win Win

Best Director:
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Actor:
George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actress:
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress:
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Animated Feature:

Best Ensemble Cast:
The Help

Breakthrough Performance:
Felicity Jones, Like Crazy
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Spotlight Award:
Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class

Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut:
J. C. Chandor, Margin Call

Best Original Screenplay:
Will Reiser, 50/50

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Nat Faxon & Alexander Payne & Jim Rash, The Descendants

Special Filmmaking Achievement Award:
The Harry Potter franchise, for “a distinguished translation from Book to Film”

NBR Freedom of Expression:
Crime After Crime