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Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Name ‘Spotlight’ Best Film of 2015

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Name 'Spotlight' Best Film of 2015

Though major cities like New York, L.A., Boston, and Chicago have critics circles that receive the lion’s share of media attention, there are plenty of other critics associations that vote this time of year. Case in point: The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted yesterday in their 22nd annual critics poll. They named Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” as the best film of 2015, but the big winner was Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s film “The Revenant” which raked in four wins for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. Other interesting things to note include Rooney Mara winning in the Supporting Actress category despite clearly being the lead in “Carol,” and Sean Baker’s “Tangerine” winning the Russell Smith Award for “best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.”

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Best Picture: “Spotlight”
Best Animated Feature: “Inside Out
Best Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul
Best Documentary: “Amy
Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”)
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)
Best Actress: Brie Larson (“Room”)
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Dano (“Love and Mercy”)
Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara (“Carol”)
Best Screenplay: “Spotlight” (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)
Best Cinematography: Emanuel Lubezki (“The Revenant”)
Best Musical Score: “The Revenant” (Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai and Ryûichi Sakamoto)
Russell Smith Award: “Tangerine” (Sean Baker)

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