National Board of Review Names ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Best Film of 2015

Mad Max

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

Top Films
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
The Martian
Straight Outta Compton

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
Goodnight Mommy
The Second Mother
The Tribe

Top 5 Documentaries
Best of Enemies
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
The Diplomat
Listen to Me Marlon
The Look of Silence

Top 10 Independent Films
45 Years
Cop Car
Ex Machina
It Follows
James White
Mississippi Grind
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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