National Board Of Review Names 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The Year's Best Movie
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What a lovely day for "Mad Max: Fury Road," which just earned an Oscar boost thanks to the National Board of Review. The New York-based film organization named George Miller's feminist dystopian reboot the year's best movie.
Because it's one of the first major film prizes announced each year, the NBR's awards wield a strong, if sometimes spotty, hand in forecasting the Oscars. Of the 15 most recent films selected for the NBR's top award, 13 have gone on to earn Best Picture nominations. Last year's left-field choice, "A Most Violent Year," surprised awards prognosticators, and "Mad Max" is in a similar position because, as a big-budget epic released in May, its Oscar potential is one of the season's biggest question marks. One might say, in terms of awards odds, that it lived, died and now lives again. But "A Most Violent Year" was snubbed across the board when the 2015 Oscar list was announced, so transmit good vibes, "Fury Road" fans. The movie has to keep momentum alive until
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