The American National Board of Review named their best movies of the year yesterday, and they are as follows.
Top 10 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, Tree of Life, War Horse
Top 5 Foreign Language Films: 13 Assassins, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Footnote, Le Havre, Point Blank
Top 5 Documentaries: Born to be Wild, Buck, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Project Nim, Senna
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
No Warrior? PAH! Bullcrap I tells you.
The Best Film of the Year went to Martin Scorsese's dabbling with family features, Hugo; while Best Male Performance landed on the lap of none other than George Clooney for Oscar contender, The Descendants. Tilda Swinton was awarded Best Actress for We Need to Talk About Kevin, with Felicity Jones and Rooney Mara noted for "Breakout" work in Like Crazy and for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Movie News fixture Michael Fassbender was also given the 'Spotlight Award' for his four films this year - A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame and X-Men: First Class.