'Mad Max: Fury Road' Named 2015's Best Film By National Board Of Review

One thing I'm not going to do is go down the rabbit hole of following every group's awards announcements. That's an endless amount of work that I'm not prepared to handle. But in the case of the ultra mysterious National Board of Review, their award winners are genuinely interesting this year as they've made an unexpected choice for Best Film. Oh what a lovely day it is!

George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was awarded Best Film by the group, continuing their trend of bucking the...well, trends.  There's no doubt the balls-out insane chase flick is high on many critics' lists and has some of the year's best reviews, but few actually have the nuts to award an action flick such a high honor. Perhaps this will open the door for more to do the same?  Another big winner was Ridley Scott's The Martian, which earned him Best Director, Best Actor for star Matt Damon, and Best Screenplay. Could it be this year's Gravity? I certainly think so.  And Brie Larson, a heavy favorite for an Oscar nomination, won Best Actress for Room.

The list of winners is 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