The National Board of Review has named Mad Max: Fury Road the best film of the 2015. George Miller directed the fourth film in the Mad Max franchise after a 30 year hiatus. The film stars Tom Hardy as Max, and Charlize Theron as the show-stealing Imperator Furiosa. Warner Bros. is also pushing the film for a Best Picture nomination from the Academy Awards.
The Board granted three awards to The Martian, naming Ridley Scott as Best Director, Matt Damon as Best Actor, and Drew Goddard for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Other award recipients include a Best Supporting Actor win for Sylvester Stallone in Creed, Best Original Screenplay going to Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful eight, and Best Animated Feature going to Inside Out.
A complete list of winners follows.
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