Just a day or two after ‘Marriage Story‘ took home the top prize at the 2019 Gotham Awards, Martin Scorsese’s Netflix film ‘The Irishman‘ was named movie of the year by the National Board of Review.
The organization — comprised of filmmakers, professionals and academics, also named Steven Zallian’s script for ‘The Irishman’ as best adapted screenplay of the year. Scorsese’s opus hit the steaming service over last week’s Thanksgiving holiday, and the film will continue to roll out in theaters in the coming weeks.
Best director went to Quentin Tarantino for his ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘ movie. Adam Sandler won best actor for his role in ‘Uncut Gems‘ and Renee Zellweger won best actress for her performance in Judy.
For those wondering, Adam Driver won best actor at the Gotham Awards and Awkwafina won best actress.
So yeah, it’s safe to say this is going to be a very interesting awards season. There are no clear favorites, at least not yet. Every category is stacked.
There are going to be a lot of disappointed people.