Daniel Day-Lewis Emerges from Retirement to Honor Martin Scorsese at National Board of Review Awards

New York – Daniel Day-Lewis made a surprise appearance at the National Board of Review Awards in Manhattan on Thursday night. The retired actor presented director Martin Scorsese with the award for best director. Scorsese’s film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” received top honors as the best film of the year at the 95th NBR Awards. The movie also earned Scorsese the best director award and Lily Gladstone the best actress award.

Day-Lewis, who retired from acting after his role in “Phantom Thread” in 2017, expressed his admiration for Scorsese’s work. He spoke of Scorsese’s ability to illuminate unknown worlds and his contribution to the film industry. Day-Lewis, who previously worked with Scorsese on “Gangs of New York” and “The Age of Innocence,” acknowledged the privilege of collaborating with the renowned director.

Scorsese, upon accepting the award, reciprocated the admiration and described working with Day-Lewis as one of the greatest experiences of his life. The audience was taken aback when Scorsese hinted at the possibility of another collaboration with Day-Lewis.

The NBR Awards are known for the pairing of presenters and honorees, and this year was no exception. Laura Linney introduced Mark Ruffalo, with whom she previously starred in “You Can Count on Me.” Patti Smith presented Lily Gladstone with the best actress award. Gladstone humorously expressed her disbelief at being seated between Patti Smith and Daniel Day-Lewis.

The highlight of the evening came when Michael J. Fox took the stage with Davis Guggenheim, the director of the documentary “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” which won an award. Fox received a standing ovation, and he spoke about how Parkinson’s disease has brought new meaning and perspective to his life.

Bradley Cooper, receiving the Icon Award for “Maestro,” paid tribute to Fox and his influential impact on his life. Cooper reminisced about watching Fox’s films and TV shows while growing up, feeling a personal connection with the actor.

The ceremony also provided a clue to one of the biggest mysteries of awards season. Justine Triet, the French director of “Anatomy of a Fall,” hinted at whether the film’s protagonist was guilty of murder, suggesting audiences watch the dog in the movie for clues.

While the awards had been announced prior to the ceremony, the NBR Awards provided a platform for presenters and honorees to express their gratitude and admiration for one another. The event celebrated the achievements of the film industry and showcased the talent of those involved.

In conclusion, the National Board of Review Awards in New York honored Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” as the best film of the year, with Scorsese receiving the best director award and Lily Gladstone winning best actress. The surprise appearance of Daniel Day-Lewis added excitement to the event, and his tribute to Scorsese and their past collaborations was a highlight of the evening. The NBR Awards brought together notable names in the industry and provided a glimpse into the camaraderie and respect within the filmmaking community.