NBR to Announce Winners December 5th


It was announced today that the National Board of Review will announce their winners in various film categories on December 5th. The NBR is typically the first organization to kick off award season. However this year the New York Film Critics are announcing their list two days earlier. Here is a press release:


New York, NY (October 18, 2012) – The National Board of Review announced today that Meredith Vieira will return to host the annual National Board of Review Awards Gala, taking place on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This year, the NBR will announce their award winners on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. “We are thrilled to have someone of Meredith’s caliber returning to host our Awards Gala for a third time,” said Annie Schulhof, NBR President. “She was a tremendous addition as host of our 2010 and 2011 Galas and we look forward to working with her again this year.” Vieira, a special correspondent for NBC News and NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” who has won a total of 14 Emmy Awards, follows in the footsteps of previous Gala hosts including Natalie Morales, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Reiser and Jesse L. Martin. “It’s a true honor to be reteaming with my friends at the NBR for their special night,” said Vieira. “I look forward to working with Annie and the organization in the coming months to put together a fantastic evening in honor of the best films of the year.” Over 250 films (studio, independent, foreign-language, animated, and documentary) are viewed throughout the year by a select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics and students. The National Board of Review is committed to supporting both up-and-coming filmmakers and mission-driven organizations that promote the transformative power of visual storytelling. In 2012 they awarded grants to 31 outstanding student films, and contributed to The Children’s Aid Society, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, Educational Video Center, and The Ghetto Film School.


The NBR Top Ten list is one of the great barometers for year end film opinions. They can launch movies into the award seasons conversation, reward more hype that ultimately doesn’t deliver, or have no effect whatsoever. The screenplay to Margin Call was a winner and went on to a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination,yet, Quills always comes to mind as a movie that failed to gain any traction.


The year end Best Movies lists I look forward to every year besides NBR are the following eclectic group of people and organizations:

  • The American Film Institute
  • Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
  • Sasha Stone, Awards Daily
  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone,
  • Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post
  • Bob Mondello, NPR
  • My own, of course. ;)



About Kenny Miles

Whether something is overlooked by Hollywood or whatever business trend has captured the Entertainment Industry’s attention, Kenny Miles loves to talk about movies (especially the cultural impact of a film). He covers various aspects of movies including specialty genre films, limited release, independent, foreign language, documentary features, and THE much infamous "awards season." Also, he likes to offer his opinion on the business of film, marketing strategy, and branding. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado and is a member of the Denver Film Critics Society critics group. When he isn’t writing, Kenny channels his passion for interacting with moviegoers (something most movie pundits lack) as a pollster for the market research company CinemaScore and working as floor staff/special events coordinator in the film community. You can follow him on Twitter @kmiles723.