Critics Awards

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Never depend on a moldy Oscar voter to do an LGBTQ person’s job. Thanks to Erik Anderson for posting this year’s winners chosen the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA).

Film of the Year
Carol

Director of the Year
Todd Haynes, Carol

Film Actor of the Year
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Film Actress of the Year
Cate Blanchett, Carol

LGBTQ Film of the Year
Carol

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Son of Saul

Screenplay of the Year
Carol
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  • BEST PICTURE – Spotlight
  • BEST DIRECTOR – George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST ACTOR – Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • BEST ACTRESS – Brie Larson – Room
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sylvester Stallone – Creed
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  • BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Jacob Tremblay – Room
  • BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – Spotlight
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • BEST EDITING – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST SCORE – Ennio Morricone – Hateful Eight
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – The Revenant
  • BEST COMEDY – The Big Short
  • BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

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  • FILM of the Year: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • BRITISH/IRISH FILM of the Year: “45 Years”
  • DIRECTOR of the year: George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • ACTRESS of the Year: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
  • ACTOR of the year: Tom Courtenay, “45 Years”
  • BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS of the Year: Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS of the Year: Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
  • SUPPORTING ACTOR of the Year: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
  • YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER of the Year: Maisie Williams, “The Falling”
  • BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR of the Year: Tom Hardy, “Legend,” “London Road,” Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant”
  • SCREENWRITER of the Year: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
  • TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ed Lachman, cinematography, “Carol”
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM of the year: “The Look of Silence”
  • DOCUMENTARY of the Year: “Amy”
  • BEST BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM: “Stutterer,” Benjamin Cleary
  • BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER (The Philip French Award): John Maclean, “Slow West”

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Best Picture
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Director

“Mad Max: Fury Road” – George Miller

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)

 

Best Actress

Brie Larson (“Room”)

Best Supporting Actor

Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)

Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”)

Best Original Screenplay
“Inside Out” – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley

Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Big Short” – Charles Randolph, Adam McKay

Best Cinematography
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – John Seale

Best Production Design
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – Colin Gibson, Shira Hockman, Jacinta Leong

Best Original Score

“The Hateful Eight” – Ennio Morricone

Best Original Song

“See You Again” – DJ Frank E, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa (“Furious 7”)

Best Ensemble

“Spotlight”

Best Foreign Film

“Son of Saul”

Breakthrough Award

Alicia Vikander (“Burnt,” “The Danish Girl,” “Ex Machina,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Testament of Youth”)

Best Animated Film
“Inside Out”

Best Documentary
“Amy”

Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
“Ant-Man” – Peyton Reed, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd

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Updating live :

Best Picture: Spotlight

Best Director: Alejandro Inarritu -The Revenant

Best Actress: Brie Larson -Room

Best Actor: Michael Fassbender -Steve Jobs

Best Screenplay: Spotlight – Josh Singer /Tom McCarthy

Best Cinematography: The Revenant

Best Animated Film: Inside Out

Foreign Language film : Son of Saul

Best Documentary : Amy

Best Supporting Actress : Rooney Mara

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“Nearly two dozen critics from print, broadcast media, and the internet took part in the nomination process and voting is already underway for this year’s winners. ”

BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR:

BROOKLYN (Fox Searchlight)
CAROL (The Weinstein Company)
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (Sundance Selects)
EX MACHINA (A24)
INSIDE OUT (Walt Disney Studios)
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (Warner Bros.)
THE MARTIAN (20TH Century Fox)
THE REVENANT (20TH Century Fox)
ROOM (A24)
SICARIO (Lionsgate)
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DIRECTOR:
*1.Todd Haynes (Carol) 21
2. Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) 21 (because he was on fewer ballots)
3. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) 20

BEST ACTRESS:
*1. Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) 57
2. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) 30
3. Nina Hoss (Phoenix) 22

BEST ACTOR:
*1. Michael B. Jordan (Creed) 29 points
2. Geza Rohrig (Son of Saul) 18
3. Tom Courtenay (45 Years) 15

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The 2015 Central Ohio Film Critics Association awards nominees are:

Best Film

-The Big Short
-Ex Machina
-Inside Out
-Mad Max: Fury Road
-The Martian
-The Revenant
-Room
-Sicario
-Spotlight
-Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

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BEST NARRATIVE FILM
Carol
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Spotlight

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2015 EDA Award Nominees

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announces nominees for 2015 EDA Awards. Carol leads with nine noms, followed by Mad Max with six, Room and Spotlight with five each, and The Martian with four.

AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS
These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film

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The Florida Critics Circle this year make a strong case for Florida critics being the best thing about Florida. We should help them all relocate to a safe location before the GOP and the Pacific Ocean reclaim the whole peninsula as swampland.
(thanks again to Paddy Mulholland)

Best Picture
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Spotlight

Best Director
1. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2. Todd Haynes (Carol)

Best Actor
1. Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
2. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Actress
1. Brie Larson (Room)
2. Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
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Nevada:

Best Film – Spotlight
Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio – the Revenant
Best Actress – Brie Larson – Room
Best Supporting Actor – Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Best Youth Performance – Jacob Tremblay – Room
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(thanks to Paddy and thanks to Will)

BEST PICTURE
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
Spotlight
The Big Short
The Martian

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Paul Dano – Love and Mercy
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

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(Thanks to Paddy at screeonscreen)

Best Film
Spotlight

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Actress
Brie Larson (Room)
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(via good friend Asif Kahn)

Best Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Director: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road

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Thanks to our very good friend “glimmer” for tipping us to Film Comment’s list of the Best 20 Films of 2015.

1. Carol
Todd Haynes, U.S.

2. The Assassin
Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan

3. Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller, U.S.

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The Las Vegas Film Critics Society proudly awards the 2015 William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award to Ennio Morricone. A legend of music.

Top Ten List
1 SPOTLIGHT
2 CREED
3 EX MACHINA
4 STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
5 BEASTS OF NO NATION
6 THE MARTIAN
7 MAD MAX FURY ROAD
8 SICARIO
9 LEGEND
10 ROOM

Best Picture:
SPOTLIGHT
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(thanks to Paddy at screenonscreen)

Best Film
Anomalisa
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
Spotlight
Trumbo

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Best Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress, Brie Larson, Room
Best Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Animated Film: Inside Out
Documentary: Amy
Foreign Language: Son of Saul
Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Cinematography: Mad Max: Fury Road
Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Score: The Hateful Eight
Supporting Actor: Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
Most Promising Performer: Jacob Tremblay, Room
Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short

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On December 15th, 2015, the Phoenix Critics Circle gathered to announce their winners. Below you’ll find their list of winners for the best films and performances of 2015.

Best Picture
Winner: Spotlght
Nominees:
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Room
Spotlight
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