The National Board of Review announced its 2014 winners selecting J.C. Chandor’s crime drama about thuggish New Jersey-New York oil cartels, A Most Violent Year, as best film and Clint Eastwood as best director for his biopic of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American Sniper. In total, A Most Violent Year grabbed three awards — the most of any title today — including best actor for Oscar Isaac (who tied with Michael Keaton for Birdman) and best supporting actress Jessica Chastain.
In a statement, National Board of Review president Annie Schulhof exclaimed, “A Most Violent Year is an exhilarating crime drama with a compelling story, outstanding performances, and an elegant cinematic style. J.C. Chandor has given us a new and provocative perspective on the American Dream.”
The awards will be handed out on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Lara Spencer will host the event.