Hugo Nabs Best Film of 2011 From The National Board of Review!

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Awards season is well underway and in the early going, there’s no one film that has become a front runner – with The National Board of Review’s selection of Hugo as Best Film joining The Artist [selected by the New York Film Critics Circle] and Beginners/Tree of Life [tied for the Gotham Awards]. Hugo’s Martin Scorsese also won for Best Director.

Beginners’ Christopher Plummer took Best Supporting Actor, but The Artist was shut out.

For the complete list of winners, follow the jump.

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: J.C. 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 FranchiseA Distinguished Translation from Book to Film