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Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards ‘Spotlight’ Best Film, Three Other Prizes

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards 'Spotlight' Best Film, Three Other Prizes

Erstwhile Oscar frontrunner “Spotlight”—now facing challenges from “The Big Short” and “The Revenant,” among others—received Best Film, Best Director (Tom McCarthy), Best Original Screenplay (McCarthy and Josh Singer), and Best Ensemble (in a tie with “Straight Outta Compton”) from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Carol” came second, with two prizes apiece.

The group’s EDA Awards, which also features categories that highlight the contributions of women to the year in film, honored first-time director Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”), first-time screenwriter Emma Donoghue (for the adaptation of her novel, “Room”), and the late Chantal Akerman. “Carol” screenwriter Phyllis Nagy took home Best Adapted Screenplay in the main competition, while Margaret Sixel won Best Editing for “Mad Max.”As for the Alliance’s coveted Best Nudity award, you’ll have to read on to find out:  

Best Film 
SPOTLIGHT 

Best Director (Male or Female)

Tom McCarthy for SPOTLIGHT 

Best Original Screenplay

Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy for SPOTLIGHT 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Phyllis Nagy for CAROL

Best Documentary
Asif Kapadia for AMY

Best Animated Film
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen for INSIDE OUT

Best Actress

Charlotte Rampling in 45 YEARS

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Kristen Stewart in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio in THE REVENANT

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Paul Dano in LOVE & MERCY

Best Ensemble Cast (Tie)

SPOTLIGHT

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Best Editing
Margaret Sixel for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Best Cinematography
Edward Lachman for CAROL

Best Film Music or Score
Ennio Morricone for THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Best Non-English-Language Film
Laszlo Nemes (Hungary), SON OF SAUL

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
These awards honor women only.

Best Woman Director

Marielle Heller for DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Best Woman Screenwriter

Emma Donoghue for ROOM

Best Female Action Star

Charlize Theron for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Best Breakthrough Performance

Alicia Vikander for EX MACHINA, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH and THE
DANISH GIRL

Female Icon of the Year (presented to a woman whose work in
film and/or in life made a difference)

Chantal Ackerman – In Memoriam, for being a great filmmaker
and an inspiration.

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS:

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction (Tie)

ANOMALISA

CAROL

Actress Defying Age and Ageism (Tie)

Charlotte Rampling

Lily Tomlin

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Lead Character and
The Love Interest

DANNY COLLINS – Al Pacino (born 1940) and Katarina Cas (born
1976)

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent

Emma Stone for ALOHA

Movie You Wanted To Love, But Just Couldn’t

THE DANISH GIRL

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