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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Tops Village Voice Critics Poll

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Tops Village Voice Critics Poll

The ballots won’t be up until later, but Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl has posted the results of the annual Village Voice Critics Poll, and once again, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has come out on top. The results are mostly parallel to the Indiewire poll released yesterday, with the notable exception of “Son of Saul’s” Géza Röhrig beating out “Creed’s'” Michael B. Jordan and “Steve Jobs'” Michael Fassbender for Best Actor. Kristen Stewart continued to dominate voting for Best Supporting Actress for “Clouds of Sils Maria,” again besting her nearest competition with nearly double the points. (Given her near-sweep of the past several weeks, if Stewart doesn’t wind up with at least an Academy Award nomination, it will speak poorly of critics’ ability to have any affect on the awards at all.) As the Voice poll does not include categories for cinematography or score, Todd Haynes’ “Carol” went home empty-handed, losing screenplay to “Spotlight.”

Eight of the polls’ Top 10 films overlap, with the Voice poll choosing “Tangerine” and “Clouds of Sils Maria” over the Indiewire poll’s “The Look of Silence” and “Son of Saul.” (The latter also fell to “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” for Best First Feature.) In categories unique to the Voice poll, “Me and Earl and the Dying” girl won, if that’s the word, Worst Film of the Year, and “Jupiter Ascending” was named “Movie Everyone Is Wrong About.”

Criticwire will post further analysis on the Voice poll results when they’re released in greater detail.

Best Picture

1. “Mad Max: Fury Road”

2. “Carol”

3. “Spotlight”

4. “Phoenix”

5. “Tangerine”

6. “Anomalisa”

7. “Clouds of Sils Maria”

8. “Inside Out”

9. “Brooklyn”

10. “The Assassin”

Best Actor

Géza Röhrig, “Son of Saul”

Michael B. Jordan, “Creed”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Best Actress

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Nina Hoss, “Phoenix”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Best Supporting Actress

Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”

Best Undistributed Film


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


Worst Film

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Movie Everyone Is Wrong About

“Jupiter Ascending”

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