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Mad Max: Fury Road named best film of 2015 by National Board of Review

Mad Max: Fury Road

Story by Jack Foley

GEORGE Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road has been named the best film of 2015 by America’s influential National Board of Review.

The film is now being tipped as a possible contender in the best film category at the Oscars given the love that is still surrounding it. However, while taking the night’s top award, the post-apocalyptic chase movie, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, missed out on other categories.

The biggest winner was Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic The Martian, which saw the veteran filmmaker named best director and leading man, Matt Damon, named best actor. Drew Goddard also won best adapted screenplay.

Room star Brie Larson was named best actress, with her young co-star Jacob Tremblay receiving an award for breakthrough performance, which he will share with fellow young sensation Abraham Attah from Beasts of No Nation.

There were also two prizes for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight: best original screenplay for Tarantino and best supporting actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh.

And Sylvester Stallone picked up best supporting actor for Creed, in which he reprises his iconic role as boxing legend Rocky Balboa.

Pixar’s Inside Out was named best animated feature.

The complete list of winners is as 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 DeMille 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
Creed
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
The Martian
Room
Sicario
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Top 5 Foreign Language Films

Goodnight Mommy
Mediterranea
Phoenix
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

‘71
45 Years
Cop Car
Ex Machina
Grandma
It Follows
James White
Mississippi Grind
Welcome to Me
While We’re Young

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