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TOH! Rounds Up the Major Critics Groups’ 2015 Awards (UPDATED)

TOH! Rounds Up the Major Critics Groups' 2015 Awards (UPDATED)

“Carol,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Spotlight”—three films that could not be more different in terms of style and subject matter—are the clear frontrunners with critics this year, racking up top prizes and runners-up slots in nearly all of the major categories. As Golden Globes and guild nominations begin to clarify the awards race in the coming weeks, the attention paid by critics can help ensure that certain films receive due consideration from voters.  

We’ll keep you updated on all of the major critics groups’ awards as they’re announced. Read on to find out the big winners thus far.

Chicago Film Critics Association:

Best Picture
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Director
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Best Actress
Brie Larson, “Room”

Best Supporting Actor
Benicio Del Toro, “Sicario”

Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”

Best Original Screenplay
“Spotlight”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Big Short”

Best Animated Feature
“Inside Out”

Best Documentary
“Amy”

Best Foreign Film
“Son of Saul”

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

Best Score
Carter Burwell, “Carol”

Best Art Direction
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Editing
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Most Promising Performer
Jacob Tremblay, “Room”

Most Promising Filmmaker
Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”

Village Voice Critics Poll:

Best Picture

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Actor
Géza Röhrig, “Son of Saul”

Best Actress
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Best Supporting Actress
Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Best Undistributed Film
“Chevalier”

Best Documentary
“The Look of Silence”

Best First Feature
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Best Animated Feature
“Inside Out”

Best Director
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Screenplay
“Spotlight”

Indiewire Critics Poll:

BEST FILM: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-Up: “Carol”

BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-Up: Todd Haynes, “Carol”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Runner-Up: Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

BEST LEAD ACTOR: Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Runner-Up: Géza Röhrig, “Son of Saul”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Runner-Up: Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Runner-Up: Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

BEST DOCUMENTARY: “The Look of Silence”
Runner-Up: “Amy”

BEST FIRST FEATURE: “Son of Saul”
Runner-Up: “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

BEST UNDISTRIBUTED FILM: “Chevalier”
Runner-Up: “Right Now, Wrong Then”

BEST SCREENPLAY: “Spotlight”
Runner-Up: “Carol”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE/ SOUNDTRACK: “Carol”
Runner-Up: “The Hateful Eight”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Carol”
Runner-Up: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

BEST EDITING: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-Up: “Carol”

MOST ANTICIPATED OF 2016: “The Witch”
Runner-Up: The Lobster

African American Film Critics Association:

Best Picture, “Straight Outta Compton” 
Best Director, Ryan Coogler “Creed” 
Best Ensemble, “Straight Outta Compton” 
Best Actor, “Concussion”
Best Actress, Teyonah Parris “Chi-Raq”
Best Supporting Actor, Jason Mitchell “Straight Outta Compton”
Best Supporting Actress, Tessa Thompson “Creed”
Best Independent Film, “Chi-Raq” 
Best Screenplay, Rick Famuyiwa “Dope”
Breakout Performance, Michael B. Jordan “Creed” 
Best Animation, “The Peanuts Movie” 
Best Documentary, “A Ballerina’s Tale” 
Best Song, “See You Again”, “Furious 7”
Best TV Comedy, “Black-ish”
Best TV Drama, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Best Cable/ New Media TV Show, “Survivor’s Remorse”

AAFCA’s Top Ten Films of 2015:

1. “Straight Outta Compton” 
2. “Creed” 
3. “Mad Max: Fury Road” 
4. “Beasts of No Nation”
5. “The Martian” 
6. “3-1/2 Minutes”/ “Dope” 
7. “Chi-Raq” 
8. “Carol” 
9. “The Big Short” 
10. “The Danish Girl” 

Boston Society of Film Critics:

Best Picture, “Spotlight” (Runner-up: “Mad Max: Fury Road”)
Best Director, Todd Haynes “Carol” (Runner-up: Tom McCarthy “Spotlight”)
Best Actor, *TIE* Paul Dano “Love & Mercy” and Leonardo DiCaprio “The Revenant”
Best Actress, Charlotte Rampling “45 Years” (Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan “Brooklyn”)
Best Supporting Actor, Mark Rylance “Bridge of Spies” (Runner-up: Sylvester Stallon “Creed”)
Best Supporting Actress, Kristen Stewart “Clouds of Sils Maria” (Runner-up: Alicia Vikander)
Best Screenplay, “Spotlight” (Runner-up: “Carol”)
Best Cinematography, “Carol” (Runner-up: “The Revenant”)
Best Editing, “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Runner-up: “Spotlight”)
Best Original Score, “Love & Mercy” (Runner-up: “Creed”)
Best Ensemble Cast, “Spotlight” (Runner-up: “The Big Short”)
Best Animated Film, *TIE* “Anomalisa” and “Inside Out” (Runner-up: “Shaun the Sheep Movie”)
Best Foreign Film, “The Look of Silence” (Runner-up: “White God”)
Best Documentary, “Amy” (Runner-up: “The Look of Silence”)
Best New Filmmaker, Marielle Heller “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (Runner-up: Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association:

Career Achievement, Anne V. Coates (Editor)
Best Cinematography, John Seale “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Runner-up: Edward Lachman “Carol”) 
Best Music Score, Carter Burwell “Anomalisa” and “Carol” (Runner-up: Ennio Morricone “The Hateful Eight”)
Best Supporting Actor, Michael Shannon “99 Homes” (Runner-up: Mark Rylance “Bridge of Spies”)
Best Production Design, Colin Gibson “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Runner-up: Judy Becker “Carol”)
Best Editing, Hank Corwin “The Big Short” (Runner-up: Margaret Sixel “Mad Max: Fury Road”)
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 Screenplay, “Spotlight” (Runner-up: “Anomalisa”)
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender “Steve Jobs” (Runner-up: Géza Röhrig “Son of Saul”)
Best Animation, “Anomalisa” (Runner-up: “Inside Out”)
Best Director, George Miller “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Runner-up: Todd Haynes “Carol”)
Best Actress, Charlotte Rampling “45 Years” (Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan “Brooklyn”)
Best Foreign Language Film, “Son of Saul” (Runner-up: “The Tribe”)
New Generation Award, Ryan Coogler
Best Picture, “Spotlight” (Runner-up: “Mad Max: Fury Road”)

Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association:

Best Film, “Spotlight”
Best Director, George Miller “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio “The Revenant”
Best Actress, Saoirse Ronan “Brooklyn”
Best Supporting Actor, Idris Elba “Beasts of No Nation”
Best Supporting Actress, Alicia Vikander “Ex Machina”
Best Acting Ensemble, “Spotlight”
Best Youth Performance, Jacob Tremblay “Room”
Best Adapted Screenplay, Emma Donoghue “Room”
Best Original Screenplay, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley “Inside Out” (Original Story by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen) 
Best Animated Feature, “Inside Out”
Best Documentary, “Amy”
Best Foreign Language Film, “Son of Saul”
Best Production Design, “Mad Max: Fury Road” Production Designer Colin Gibson & Set Decorator Lisa Thompson
Best Cinematography, Emmanuel Lubezki “The Revenant” (ASC, AMC) 
Best Editing, Margaret Sixel “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Original Score, Johann Johannsson “Sicario”

Boston Online Film Critics Association:

Best Picture, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Director, George Miller “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Actor, Michael B. Jordan “Creed”
Best Actress, Saoirse Ronan “Brooklyn”
Best Supporting Actor, Sylvester Stallone “Creed”
Best Supporting Actress, Kristen Stewart “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Best Ensemble, “Spotlight”
Best Screenplay, Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer “Spotlight”
Best Foreign-Language Film, “Son of Saul”
Best Documentary, “Amy”
Best Animated Film, “Inside Out”
Best Cinematography, John Seale “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Editing, Margaret Sixel “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Original Score, Junkie XL “Mad Max: Fury Road”

BOFCA’s Ten Best Films of the Year:

1. “Mad Max: Fury Road”
2. “Creed”
3. “Brooklyn”
4. “Carol”
5. “Spotlight”
6. “Clouds of Sils Maria”
7. “Bridge of Spies”
8. “The Martian”
9. “Anomalisa”
10. “Tangerine”

New York Film Critics Circle:

Best Picture, “Carol”
Best Director, Todd Haynes “Carol”
Best Screenplay, “Carol”
Best Actress, Saoirse Ronan “Brooklyn”
Best Actor, Michael Keaton “Spotlight”
Best Supporting Actress, Kristen Stewart “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Best Supporting Actor, Mark Rylance “Bridge of Spies” 
Best Cinematographer, Edward Lachman “Carol”
Best Animated Film, “Inside Out”
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary), “In Jackson Heights”
Best Foreign Language Film, “Timbuktu”
Best First Film, László Nemes “Son of Saul”
Special Award, William Becker and Janus Films
Special Award, Ennio Morricone

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