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‘Toy Story 3′, ‘Illusionist’ Nab National Board Honors

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‘Toy Story 3′, ‘Illusionist’ Nab National Board Honors

The National Board of Review has named Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 as one of the top ten best movies of the year. The New York—based critics’ organization picked The Social Network as the best film of 2011. The other eight films on the list were, in alphabetic order, Another Year, The Fighter, Hereafter, Inception, The King’s Speech, Shutter Island, The Town, True Grit and Winter’s Bone.

Toy Story 3 also won the Best Animated Film prize. The org’s Spotlight Award went to French director Sylvain Chomet and the late Jacques Tati for The Illusionist. The awards ceremony will take place in New York on January 11. NBR is often the first critics’ group to designate their favorite films and performances each year.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Film: The Social Network

Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year

Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men

Documentary: Waiting for Superman

Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Ensemble Cast: The Town

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo

Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, The Illusionist

Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried

Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere

William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin

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Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, Shutter Island

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