You’ll find no arguments here.
The National Board of Review has decided on 2015’s best film and the top honour goes to the George Miller-directed flick Max Max: Fury Road.
This is a spectacular victory for the action-packed and visually compelling film and will hopefully place it on the radar of Academy voters in 2016.
The National Board of Review was established in 1909 and exists to champion culturally significant films. Filmmakers and critics take part in voting, along with a select group of professionals, academics and students.
While Max Max: Fury Road was voted Best Film, it was Ridley Scott’s The Martian that won big with the Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay awards. Brie Larson (Room) was awarded Best Actress while the Breakthrough Performance award was given to two outstanding talents: Abraham Attah from Beasts of No Nation and Jacob Tremblay from Room. Check out the winners 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 and 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 and Mustang