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National Board of Review's Best of 2011: "Hugo" and Scorsese

The runner-up here, with three mentions, is clearly _The Descendants_.
David Hudson
The DailyScorsese in Hugo

The full list of the National Board of Review's picks for the best of 2011:

Best Film: Hugo.

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 Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50.

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

Best Animated Feature: Rango.

Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy.

Breakthrough Performance: Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Debut Director: JC Chandor, Margin Call.

Best Ensemble: The Help.

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

NBR Freedom of Expression: Crime After Crime.

NBR Freedom of Expression: Pariah.

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation.

Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.

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

Top Films 
(in alphabetical order):

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 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order):

13 Assassins
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Le Havre
Point Blank

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order):

Born to be Wild
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order):

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

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