'Mad Max: Fury Road' Named Best Film of the Year by National Board of Review

December 2, 2015

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The best picture this year? The one with a flamethrower guitar dude, duh. At least that's the opinion of the National Board of Review, who this week named Mad Max: Fury Road the best film of 2015.

It's nice recognition for what is decidedly a pretty awesome movie, but if you're wondering, no, this doesn't mean a whole lot for the film's chances at the Academy Awards. As THR notes, NBR last year selected the Oscar-ignored A Most Violent Year for the top prize, and before that dubbed Her the best of 2013.

Anyway, here are the rest of the Board's winners:

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 DeMille Presley

Best Ensemble: The Big Short

Spotlight Award: Sicario for Outstanding Collaborative Vision

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Beasts of No Nation & Mustang

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