Monday, December 7, 2015

MORE AWARD NEWS


Boston and Los Angeles film critics have voiced their favorites of 2015 and "Mad Max: Fury Road" received high praise from both groups. While the film received three awards from L.A. including a win for director George Miller, it was Beantown that showered "Fury Road" with serious love. It took a total of five awards including Best Film. Both groups agreed on prizes for Best Director, the Amy Winehouse documentary and the screenplay by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for "Spotlight". The rest of the awards varied and I'm in agreement with L.A.'s selection of Michael Fassbender's amazing performance in "Steve Jobs", the sublime Charlotte Rampling in "45 Years" and Alicia Vikander for Best Supporting Actress in one my favorite films of the year, "Ex Machina".

Winners from the 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards:

Best Picture: “Spotlight"
Best Director: George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, "Spotlight"
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Best Cinematography: John Seale, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Editing: Hank Corwin, “The Big Short”
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Music Score: Carter Burwell, “Anomalisa” and “Carol”
Best Documentary: “Amy”
Best Animation: “Anomalisa”

Winners from the 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards:

Best Picture: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Director: George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, "Spotlight"
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 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"