Octavia Spencer

'Manchester by the Sea' tops National Board of Review awards

"Manchester by the Sea" was named best film by the National Board of Review, which lavished four awards on Kenneth Lonergan's New England portrait of grief.

In the awards announced Tuesday, "Manchester by the Sea" also took best actor for Casey Affleck's lead performance, best screenplay for Lonergan's script and best male breakthrough performance for Lucas Hedges.

"Moonlight," the coming-of-age drama that cleaned up at Monday's Gotham Independent Film Awards , was awarded best director for Barry Jenkins, and best supporting actress for Naomie Harris.

Amy Adams won best actress for her turn in the cerebral sci-fi thriller...

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