National Board of Review’s Best Film of 2015 is Mad Max: Fury Road


In addition to the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were announced last night in New York City, the National Board of Review also unveiled their Best of 2015 list this week. As far as awards season goes, they generally don’t have all that much in common with the Oscars, but unlike the Cahiers du Cinema and BFI lists, you’ve probably heard of most of these movies. Their #1 movie of the year is Mad Max: Fury Road, but The Martian took Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. Meanwhile The Hateful Eight and Beasts of No Nation also picked up a couple of awards and Stallone got a nod for Best Supporting Actor in Creed. Do you agree with these choices? Check out the full list of National Board of Review awards after the jump.

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

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  • LordAwesome

    How does MAD MAX win Best Picture but not Best Director? What made it the best film? The script?!

  • Jonny Ashley

    And I’m hopeful as heck, but how does Hateful Eight get consideration if it hasn’t even come out yet?