Tuesday, 1 December 2015

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD WINS FIRST AWARD OF SEASON - NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW


The National Board of Review often bestows its top award of the year on a film based on a literary source; this year, they chose a film based on a legacy of action films and a genius filmmaker's imagination. Mad Max: Fury Road is the (slight) surprise winner of the NBR's Best Film award, joining other less-than-expected choices on their list such as Sicario and Straight Outta Compton on their Top 10 list, major showings for late-breakers Creed and The Hateful Eight, but not for Joy nor The Revenant, and no love for critics fave CarolLast year, this group chose A Most Violent Year as their Best Film pick - a film that went on to secure zero Oscar nominations total. Check out their full list of winners and other citations below:

Best Film
Mad Max: Fury Road
Bridge of Spies
Creed
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
The Martian
Room
Sicario
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

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 Ensemble
The Big Short

Best Animated Feature
Inside Out

Best Documentary
Amy
Best of Enemies
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
The Diplomat
Listen to Me Marlon
The Look of Silence

Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul
Goodnight Mommy
Mediterranea
Phoenix
The Second Mother
The Tribe

Best Independent Film
'71
45 Years
Cop Car
Ex Machina
Grandma
It Follows
James White
Mississippi Grind
Welcome to Me
While We're Young

Best Directorial Debut
Jonas Carpignano (Mediterranea)

Best Breakthrough Actor
Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award
Beasts of No Nation
Mustang

Spotlight Award for Outstanding Collaborative Vision
Sicario

William K. Everson Film History Award
Cecilia de Mille Presley