“A Hero” has been named the best foreign language film and the original screenplay of the year by the National Board of Review.

Farhadi had previously won the title of Best Foreign Language Film of the Year with 'A Separation', but this is the first time that Farhadi has won the award for Best Original Screenplay of the Year.

The National Board of Review has named Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age comedy Licorice Pizza as its best film of 2021.

The MGM/United Artists feature scored two more wins, including best director for Anderson and breakthrough performance for stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman.

Three films won two awards each: King Richard (best actor for Will Smith and supporting actress for Aunjanue Ellis), The Tragedy of Macbeth (best adapted screenplay and cinematography) and A Hero (best original screenplay and best foreign-language film).

A complete list of this year’s National Board of Review award winners follows.

Best film: Licorice Pizza

Best director: Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Best actor: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best supporting actor: Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Best supporting actress: Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Best original screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, A Hero

Best adapted screenplay: Joel Coen, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Breakthrough performance: Alana Haim & Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza

Best directorial debut: Michael Sarnoski, Pig

Best animated feature: Encanto

Best foreign language film: A Hero

Best documentary: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Best ensemble: The Harder They Fall

Outstanding achievement in cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel, The Tragedy of Macbeth

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Flee

The awards will be handed out in a gala dinner on Jan. 11, with Willie Geist hosting.