National Board of Review: Chock Full of Celebrities!

When you do what I do, hit up events and TV shows to meet celebrities, it’s a rare occasion you hit the same events every year. The are a few specific things like the Tribeca Film Festival, spring and fall Fashion Weeks, and even what we like to call “TV Week” in May that hosts all the network upfronts. However there is one event that my friend June and I have made our own tradition out of for three years now, and that’s the National Board of Review Awards which are held every January at Cipriani on 42nd Street. I consider the National Board of Review like our own little east coast Golden Globes/Oscar hybrid, which, if you take a look at some of the winners for this year, you’ll see why:

Best Actor
George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actress
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Director
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Ensemble
The Help

Best Film
Hugo

Best Original Screenplay
Will Reiser, 50/50

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Breakthrough Performance
Felicity Jones, Like Crazy

Breakthrough Performance
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Special Achievement in Filmmaking
The Harry Potter Franchise – A Distinguished Translation from Book to Film

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

Top 10 Independent Films
50/50, Another Earth, Beginners, A Better Life, Cedar Rapids, Margin Call, Shame, Take Shelter, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Win Win

Top Films
The Artist, The Descendants, Drive, 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

There are always big names at the NBR Awards and even if you don’t get the chance to meet any of them during the event, it’s still pretty cool to be able to watch all of these big names and talent arrive and mingle outside on smoke breaks, and see all the gorgeous dresses, etc. In the slideshow are some pictures of Alec Baldwin, Carey Mulligan, Emma Stone, George Clooney, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Jessica Chastain, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Seth Rogen, Shailene Woodley, Stacy Keibler, Tilda Swinton, and Viola Davis. Enjoy!

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