'Mad Max: Fury Road' wins best picture from Chicago Film Critics

 
 
Updated 12/17/2015 11:12 AM
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  • Charlize Theron, front right, plays Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road," named best picture of 2015 by the Chicago Film Critics Association.

    Charlize Theron, front right, plays Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road," named best picture of 2015 by the Chicago Film Critics Association.

The Chicago Film Critics Association has named "Mad Max: Fury Road" best picture of 2015.

The long-awaited continuation of George Miller's post-apocalyptic action saga (following a 30-year hiatus) claimed five prizes: picture, director, cinematography, editing and art direction/production design.

"Room," the wrenching story of the loving bond between a mother and child forged under the most horrifying of circumstances, earned the best actress award for Brie Larson.

Leonardo DiCaprio was named best actor for his performance as a frontiersman battling the forces of natures in his pursuit of the man who killed his son in "The Revenant."

Benicio Del Toro received best supporting actor as a mysterious figure involved with clandestine drug stings in the thriller "Sicario."

Best supporting actress went to Alicia Vikander for her portrayal of the robot in "Ex Machina."

Here are additional winners, announced Wednesday night at Zia's Lago Vista in Chicago:

Best original screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer -- "Spotlight"

Best adapted screenplay: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph -- "The Big Short"

Best foreign language film: "Son of Saul"

Best documentary: "Amy"

Best animated feature: "Inside Out"

Best original score: Ennio Morricone -- "The Hateful Eight"

Most promising performer: Jacob Tremblay -- "Room"

Most promising filmmaker: Alex Garland -- "Ex Machina"

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