It’s only September, but George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road is already taking home some impressive awards. The International Federation of Film Critics has named it the best film of 2015, awarding it the organization’s annual Grand Prix.
The 493 members nominated films released after July 1, 2014, and then selected from four finalists. The three other finalists for 2015 were, Son of Saul, The Assassin, and Taxi. Miller will accept the award at the San Sebastian Film Festival later this month. The celebration begins on September 18.
Last year, Richard Linklater‘s masterpiece Boyhood, won the top prize. Previous filmmakers who have won the award include, Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Haneke, Jean-Luc Godard and Pedro Almodovar.
This certainly won’t be the last award for Fury Road. The fall film festival season is about to kick off, which means Mad Max will have some new competitors to watch out for in this upcoming award season, but it’s going to be hard for any film to receive better reviews than Mad Max: Fury Road.
It’s currently sitting at a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. 291 fresh reviews and just 9 rotten reviews, and those 9 critics must have been in a rotten mood while watching the movie.
If you still haven’t watched this film, I have some good news for you. It’s now available to purchase on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. You should definitely watch it this weekend.