The National Board of Review Names ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ as the Best Movie of the Year

Jason McDonald

Award season is quickly drawing near and we still have a few movies left in 2015, but the National Board of Review is ready to declare a winner. It’s honestly kind of a surprise.

The National Board of Review named “Mad Max: Fury Road” as the Best Movie of 2015.  Meanwhile films like “The Martian” and “Hateful Eight” managed to rack up some other noteworthy awards.  Hell, they even gave Sylvester Stallone a “Best Supporting Actor” for “Creed.”  This seems like my kind of award show.

The NBR has been around since 1909 so they’ve long been a staple of the award season run up to the Academy Awards in February.

Also recognized by the NBR was “Goodnight Mommy” which was placed on their top five Foreign Language Films list.

It’s awesome to see films like “Mad Max” get critical praise like this.  It’s a great movie, but not the kind of film that gets a lot of recognition from awards. Not that you should place a whole lot of importance on awards, but it’s still nice to see them handed out to films outside of the normal selections.

Also great to see another horror film like “Goodnight Mommy” pop up in an award ceremony.  We’ll have to see if it or “It Follows” and “Bone Tomahawk” show up anywhere else this year.

Mad Max poster


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