Its stars, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, also were singled out by the NBR, as Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
Isaac, it should be noted, tied for his honor with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’s Michael Keaton. The film also earned Edward Norton a Best Supporting Actor accolade.
Meanwhile, Julianne Moore continued her seemingly hers-to-lose race to her first Oscar, for her leading performance in Still Alice.
The National Board of Review’s Top 10 Films of 2014 are: American Sniper (which also netted Clint Eastwood Best Director), Birdman, Boyhood, Fury, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, The LEGO Movie, Nightcrawler, and Unbroken.
Click here to find out what else will receive what from the NBR when it presents its awards on Jan. 6.
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