National Board of Review awards: Don’t count on these when making your 2020 Oscar predictions

National Board of Review awards: Don’t count on these when making your 2020 Oscar predictions
Fans of “The Irishman” be warned. The National Board of Review, which named Martin Scorsese‘s crime epic as the best movie of the year, has a spotty record at crystal-balling the Academy Awards. While it previewed the Best Picture win for “Green Book” and the Supporting Actress victory by Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) last year, its overall track record of predicting the Oscars is uneven.

Last year the National Board of Review awarded Best Actor to “Green Book” leading man Viggo Mortensen. The big winner was “A Star is Born” which picked up Best Director (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott). “If Beale Street Could Talk” also won Best Adapted Screenplay (Barry Jenkins) while writer/director Paul Shrader won for his original screenplay for “First Reformed.”

All four of these films figured in the Nbr Top 10, which also includes: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,
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