Directed by George Miller, surprise hit "Mad Max: Fury Road" has been named National Board of Review's best film of 2015 (via Variety). The film, which finds Max helping Immorten Joe's harem escape from slavery with road warrior Furiosa, earned $374 million at the global box office.
"The Martian," "Room," "Creed," "The Hateful Eight" and more were also named as winners in categories such as Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay and others. However, it's rare for a genre film such as "Mad Max: Fury Home" to take home such an elite title. You can see the full list of 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 PresleyBest Ensemble: “The Big Short”Spotlight Award: “Sicario” for outstanding collaborative visionNBR Freedom of Expression Award: “Beasts of No Nation” and “Mustang”
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” which debuted May 15 in the United States, stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee and Courtney Eaton.