And the honors keep on coming. It’s December, which means a deluge of awards groups and critics are hoisting the chalice to celebrate the year in the film, and on both coasts the votes were tallied and the triumphant victors announced.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association did that voting-on-Twitter thing, but it has all been tabulated, and no single movie dominated. Rather, the group honored a diverse array of films, ranging from blockbusters ("Mad Max: Fury Road") to arthouse fare ("45 Years"), with runner-up prizes allowing them to tip their hat to a variety of films. While "Spotlight" took Best Film and Best Screenplay, "Mad Max: Fury Road" took the most prizes, winning Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design.
Meanwhile, the New York Film Critics Online went really hard for "Spotlight," giving it Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Ensemble Cast. The rest of winners went out across a handful of movies, and "Mad Max: Fury Road" took home Best Cinematography.
Check out the full list of winners below.
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Film: "Spotlight"
Runner-up: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Director: George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-up: Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs“
Runner-up: Geza Rohrig, “Son of Saul”
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Runner-up: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Runner-up: Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Best Documentary: “Amy”
Runner-up: “The Look of Silence”
Best Animated Film: “Anomalisa”
Runner-up: “Inside Out”
Best Foreign Language Film: "Son Of Saul"
Runner-up: "The Tribe"
Best Screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
Runner-up: Charlie Kaufman, “Anomalisa”
Best Cinematography: John Seale, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-up: Edward Lachman, “Carol”
Best Editing: Hank Corwin, “The Big Short”
Runner-up: Margaret Sixel, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Musical Score: Carter Burwell, “Anomalisa” and “Carol”
Runner-up: Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-up: Judy Becker, “Carol”
New York Film Critics Online Awards
PICTURE: Spotlight (Open Road)
DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (Open Road)
SCREENPLAY: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight (Open Road)
ACTRESS: Brie Larson, Room (A24)
ACTOR: Paul Dano, Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rooney Mara, Carol (The Weinstein Company)
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies (DreamWorks)
CINEMATOGRAPHY: John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE: Son of Saul (Sony Pictures Classics)
DOCUMENTARY: Amy (A24)
ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out (Disney/Pixar)
ENSEMBLE CAST: Spotlight (Open Road)
DEBUT AS DIRECTOR: Alex Garland, Ex Machina (A24)
USE OF MUSIC: Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions); Atticus Ross, Composer; Featuring the Music of Brian Wilson
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina (A24), The Danish Girl (Focus Features)
TOP TEN PICTURES OF 2015 (Alphabetical)
45 Years (IFC Films)
The Big Short (Paramount)
Bridge of Spies (DreamWorks)
Brooklyn (Fox Searchlight)
Carol (The Weinstein Company)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)
Spotlight (Open Road)
Steve Jobs (Universal)
Trumbo (Bleecker Street)