Spike Jonze’s “Her” Pulls off Surprise National Board of Review Win

This awards season has been incredibly unpredictable so far. Although early momentum this year went to 12 Years a Slave, it seems that now no film has the momentum. David O’Russell’s American Hustle took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, but now Spike Jonze’s Her has won the National Board of Review award for Best Film.

Jonze’s film has been highly reviewed and consistently building buzz throughout the year, but its never been seen as a huge contender for the Oscars until recently. This win bodes well for the film seeing as every film that has won this award since 2001 was nominated for Best Picture, however it rarely won.

Other winners whose campaign’s were bolstered by these awards are Bruce Dern for his lead turn in Nebraska, Octavia Spencer for her supporting performance in Fruitvale Station, and Emma Thompson for her lead role in Saving Mr. Banks. 

Full List of Winners

Best Film: Her

Top Ten Films (alphabetical):
12 Years a Slave
Fruitvale Station
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor
Saving Mr. Banks
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, Nebraska

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station

Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Ensemble: Prisoners

Best Animated Film: The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film: The Past

Best Documentary: Stories we Tell

Breakthrough Performances: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color and Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station

Debut Director: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station


Do you think Her has a shot at a Best Picture nomination? Sound off below!


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