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National Board of Review Sets Date for 2017 Awards Ceremony

NBC News personality Willie Geist to return as host

The National Board of Review announced Monday that the organization will host its annual film awards gala on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

NBC News personality Willie Geist has been confirmed to return as host.

“The NBR is thrilled to welcome Willie back to our annual celebration,” NBR President Annie Schulhof said in a statement. “He has truly become a part of the NBR family as has Cipriani 42nd Street, our home for more than decade. We look forward to an exciting evening honoring the exceptional films being released this year.”

The National Board of Review’s awards celebrate excellence in filmmaking with categories that include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Performances, Best Ensemble, Breakthrough Performances, Directorial Debut and Spotlight Award as well as signature honors such as the William K. Everson Award for Film History, Freedom of Expression, and Special Achievement in Filmmaking.

The NBR is typically one of the very first organizations to announces its film awards each December, though the group has not yet set the date of its announcement.

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