The National Board of Review has chosen Mad Max: Fury Road as the recipient of this year’s Best Film honor.
The honorees for the year were announced today, with Mad Max taking home the big honor and many other notable names and titles winning for various other categories.
Winners are chosen by a select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, and students that make up the board, all of whom attended screenings of over 250 films (studio, independent, foreign-language, animated, and documentary). The screenings were frequently followed by in-depth discussions with directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters.
Other big 2015 winners include Matt Damon for his lead role in The Martian, Brie Larson for her lead role in Room, Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight and more.
Take a look at the complete list of awards given by the National Board of Review below:
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: Ridley Scott – The Martian
Best Actor: Matt Damon – The Martian
Best Actress: Brie Larson – Room
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard – The Martian
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Breakthrough Performance: Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation & Jacob Tremblay – Room
Best Directorial Debut: Jonas Carpignano – Mediterranea
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
Best Documentary: Amy
William K. Everson Film History Award: Cecilia De Mille Presley
Best Ensemble: The Big Short
Spotlight Award: Sicario, for Outstanding Collaborative Vision
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Beasts of No Nation & Mustang
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
Straight Outta Compton
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
The Second Mother
Top 5 Documentaries
Best of Enemies
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Listen to Me Marlon
The Look of Silence
Top 10 Independent Films
Welcome to Me
While We’re Young
Are there any films that you were surprised to see on the list (or not on the list)? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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