By John H. Foote
The awards race is up and running!
The National Board of Review, one of the oldest film awards organizations in America announced their award winners today, two days before the New York Film Critics announce.
Green Book won Best Picture, continuing its path towards Oscar.
Viggo Mortensen won Best Actor for his superb work in Green Book.
Lady Gaga took Best Actress for A Star is Born, while her co-star and Director, Bradley Cooper won Best Director for his debut film. Sam Elliott won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in A Star is Born alongside Gaga and Cooper.
Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk, which also won Adapted Screenplay.
The Incredibles 2 won Best Animated Feature and RBG took top documentary.
John H. Foote is a well-recognized Canadian film critic/historian who has been an active critic for 30 years. His deep love for the movies began at a very young age. He began his career as co-host of the popular TV show Reel to Real where he remained for nine years. While on TV he began dabbling in education, eventually ascending to Director of the Toronto Film School, where he also taught film history. After leaving the college to care for his wife, he returned to teaching at Humber College where he taught both Film History and Method Acting Theory. John has written two books: “Clint Eastwood – Evolution of a Filmmaker” and the upcoming “Spielberg – American Film Visionary”. He is currently working on two books, one about the films of the seventies and another on the films of Martin Scorsese. Through his career he has worked in TV, radio, print and the web. John has interviewed everyone in the industry (more than 300 interviews) except Jack Nicholson, he says sadly. Highlights include Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep Robert Duvall, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow.