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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.
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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This is a great list of films all the films I havent seen I am dying to see Shame reminds me of the graduate for its beutiful sexually and the social network for its look and cinematography but thats just me
Wait, Hugo is the Best Film, but it’s not one of the Top Films?
Stephen: for a few years now, NBR lists their top film in addition to a Top 10 list. So basically, 11 films.

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