NEW YORK — The "National Board of Review Awards Gala" is the unofficial kick-off to awards season. And it's the only awards ceremony where the winners know they've won ahead of time!
"The Big Short" one of the big contenders this award season. The cast taking home the best ensemble award.
Bill Nye the science guy was hand to award Matt Damon best actor for "The Martian."
Sylvester Stallone knocked out the competition for best supporting actor for his role in "Creed."
"When you are young you don't appreciate things like this," he says. "So I'm really savoring it!"
Jennifer Jason Leigh took home best supporting actress for her role in Quentin Tarantino's "Hateful Eight."
Two newcomers tied for best breakthrough performance, 16-year-old Abraham Attah for "Beasts of No Nation" and 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay for "Room."
Many betting that both will be up for an Oscar this year, but they but couldn't have more separate opinions on the awards.
"I don't think I'm gonna go to the Oscars. But you never know!" says Jacob Tremblay.
We'll find out about that on during the Oscar nominations, announced January 14th.