Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Licorice Pizza' Wins Best Film, Director From National Board of Review

Co-stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman also recognized for Breakthrough Performance

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” has dominated the National Board of Review awards, winning Best Film and Best Director for Anderson.

The film’s cast, including Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim, were also recognized jointly for Breakthrough Performance.

The National Board of Review will hold a gala ceremony for the award honorees on January 11, 2022.

View the full list of winners below:

Best Film:  LICORICE PIZZA

Best Director:  Paul Thomas Anderson, LICORICE PIZZA

Best Actor:  Will Smith, KING RICHARD

Best Actress: Rachel Zegler, WEST SIDE STORY

Best Supporting Actor: Ciarán Hinds, BELFAST

Best Supporting Actress:  Aunjanue Ellis, KING RICHARD

Best Original Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, A HERO

Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Breakthrough Performance: Alana Haim & Cooper Hoffman, LICORICE PIZZA

Best Directorial Debut:  Michael Sarnoski, PIG  

Best Animated Feature:  ENCANTO

Best Foreign Language Film: A HERO

Best Documentary: SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) 

Best Ensemble: THE HARDER THEY FALL 

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

NBR Freedom of Expression Award:  FLEE

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More to come…

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