Meryl Streep Gets Honest At The National Board Of Review Gala

Meryl StreepThe National Board of Review Gala honoring the films of 2013 was more than just an award show. Insults and jokes were flying from A-list celebrities, especially from Meryl Streep. The academy award winning actress gave a toast to best actress winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks). Streep described Thompson as “a rabid man-eating feminist like I am.”

She followed with a hit on Walt Disney, describing him as a racist and a sexist. If that wasn’t enough, Streep slammed the awards season – calling it “really ridiculous.” Come on, Meryl… with all of the awards you’ve collected. Let’s show some appreciation for the season that honors your work.

But enough of the speeches. Here are the winners.

Best Film


Best Director

Spike Jonze 


Best Actor

Bruce Dern 


Best Actress

Emma Thompson 

Saving Mr. Banks 

Best Supporting Actor

Will Forte 


Best Supporting Actress

Octavia Spencer 

Fruitvale Station 

Best Foreign Language Film

The Past 

Best Animated Feature

The Wind Rises 

Best Documentary

Stories We Tell 

Best Original Screenplay

Joel Coen  Ethan Coen 

Inside Llewyn Davis 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Terence Winter 

The Wolf of Wall Street 

Best Directorial Debut

Ryan Coogler 

Fruitvale Station 

Best Ensemble


Breakthrough Performance

Adèle Exarchopoulos 

Blue is the Warmest Color 

Breakthrough Performance

Michael B. Jordan 

Fruitvale Station 

William K. Everson Award for Film History

George Stevens, Jr. 

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award


Spotlight Award

Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio 

NBR Freedom of Expression



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