San Diego Film Critics Love "Mad Max: Fury Road" 


If it's not "Spotlight," it's either "Carol" or "Mad Max: Fury Road." And the latter was picked by the San Diego Film Critics Society as the Best Picture of the Year! Take a look at the full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE

Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST DIRECTOR

George Miller
Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ACTOR, MALE


Leonardi DiCaprio
The Revenant

BEST ACTOR, FEMALE

Brie Larson
Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MALE

Tom Noonan
Anomalisa

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, FEMALE


Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Hateful Eight

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
What We Do in the Shadows

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Emma Donoghue
Room

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Cartel Land

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Anomalisa

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM


Taxi

BEST EDITING

Margaret Sixel, Jason Ballantine
Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roger Deakins
Sicario

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN


Francois Seguin
Brooklyn

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Walk

BEST USE OF MUSIC IN A FILM

The Hateful Eight

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST


Jacob Tremblay
Room

BEST ENSEMBLE


Cast of What We Do in the Shadows

BODY OF WORK


Alicia Vikander
The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Burnt

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Online Film Critics Embrace "Mad Max: Fury Road" 


Best Picture
Brooklyn
Carol
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road -- WINNER
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Sicario
Spotlight

Best Animated Feature
Anamolisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out -- WINNER
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Film Not in the English Language
The Assassin – Taiwan -- WINNER
Goodnight Mommy – Austria
Mustang – France
Phoenix – Germany
Son of Saul – Hungary

Best Documentary
Amy
Best of Enemies
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Look of Silence -- WINNER

Best Director
Todd Haynes – Carol
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road -- WINNER
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Denis Villeneuve – Sicario

Best Actor
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs -- WINNER
Michael B. Jordan – Creed
Ian McKellen – Mr. Holmes

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol -- WINNER

Brie Larson – Room
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Supporting Actor

Benicio Del Toro – Sicario
Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina -- WINNER
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Rooney Mara – Carol -- WINNER

Cynthia Nixon – James White
Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Original Screenplay
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
Mistress America – Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Sicario – Taylor Sheridan
Spotlight – Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy -- WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay


Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy -- WINNER
The Martian – Drew Goddard
Room – Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin

Best Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel -- WINNER

The Martian – Pietro Scalia
The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione
Sicario – Joe Walker
Steve Jobs – Elliot Graham

Best Cinematography
The Assassin – Mark Lee Ping Bing
Carol – Edward Lachman
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale -- WINNER
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario – Roger Deakins

Best Non-U.S. Release (Alphabetical Order)
Aferim!
Cemetery of Splendor
The Club
Dheepan
The Lobster
Mountains May Depart
Mia Madre
Rams
Right Now, Wrong Then
The Sunset Song

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"Carol" Leads London Critics' Circle Nominations, Kristen Stewart Receives Nod 


Todd Haynes' "Carol" leads the pack of nominees of the 36th annual London Critics' Circle film awards. The romantic movie receives seven nominations including Film of the Year.

And yes Kristen Stewart fans, she got a deserving nomination for her supporting performance in "Clouds of Sils Maria!"

Winners will be announced on January 17. Here's the complete list of nominees:

Film of the Year
“Amy”
“Carol”
“45 Years”
“Inside Out”
“The Look of Silence”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Spotlight”

British/Irish Film of the Year
“Amy”
“Brooklyn”
“45 Years”
“The Lobster”
“London Road”

Foreign Language Film of the Year
“Eden”
“Hard to Be a God”
“The Look of Silence”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
“The Tribe”

Documentary of the Year
“Amy”
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”
“The Look of Silence”
“Palio”
“A Syrian Love Story”

Director of the Year
Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Andrew Haigh, “45 Years”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Alejandro G. Inarritu, “The Revenant”

Actress of the Year
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Actor of the Year
Tom Courtenay, “45 Years”
Paul Dano, “Love and Mercy”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Tom Hardy, “Legend”

Supporting Actress of the Year
Olivia Colman, “The Lobster”
Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Tilda Swinton, “Trainwreck”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Supporting Actor of the Year
Benicio Del Toro, “Sicario”
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”
Oscar Isaac, “Ex Machina”
Michael Keaton, “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

British/Irish Actress of the Year
Emily Blunt, “Sicario”
Carey Mulligan, “Suffragette” and “Far From the Madding Crowd”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years” and “The Forbidden Room”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn” and “Lost River”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs,” “The Dressmaker” and “A Little Chaos”

British/Irish Actor of the Year

Michael Caine, “Youth” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation” and “Second Coming”
Colin Farrell, “The Lobster” and “Miss Julie”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs,” “Macbeth” and “Slow West”
Tom Hardy, “Legend,” “The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “London Road”

Screenwriter of the Year

Nick Hornby, “Brooklyn”
Phyllis Nagy, “Carol”
Emma Donoghue, “Room”
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”

Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year

Alex Garland (writer-director), “Ex Machina”
Tom Browne (writer-director), “Radiator”
Emma Donoghue (screenwriter), “Room”
Mark Burton and Richard Starzak (writer-directors), “Shaun the Sheep Movie”
John Maclean (writer-director), “Slow West”

Young British/Irish Performer of the Year
Asa Butterfield, “X + Y”
Milo Parker, “Mr. Holmes” and “Robot Overlords”
Florence Pugh, “The Falling”
Liam Walpole, “The Goob”
Maisie Williams, “The Falling”

Technical Achievement of the Year

Carter Burwell (music), “Carol”
Edward Lachman (cinematography), “Carol”
Sandy Powell (costume design), “Cinderella”
Andrew Whitehurst (visual effects), “Ex Machina”
Alastair Sirkett and Markus Stemler (sound design), “Macbeth”
Colin Gibson (production design), “Mad Max: Fury Road”
John Seale (cinematography), “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Wade Eastwood (stunt coordination), “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”
Tom Ozanich (sound design), “Sicario”
Elliott Graham (editing), “Steve Jobs”

British/Irish Short Film of the Year
“Directed by Tweedie,” Duncan Cowles
“Leidi,” Simon Mesa Soto
“Over,” Jorn Threlfall
“Rate Me,” Fyzal Boulifa
“Stutterer,” Benjamin Cleary


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Las Vegas Film Critics Love "Spolight!" 


"Spotlight" topped the annual awards of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society. Legendary composer, Ennio Morricone, will receive the
2015 William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here's the complete list of winners of the Las Vegas Film Critics 2015 awards:

Top Ten List
1 SPOTLIGHT
2 CREED
3 EX MACHINA
4 STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
5 BEASTS OF NO NATION
6 THE MARTIAN
7 MAD MAX FURY ROAD
8 SICARIO
9 LEGEND
10 ROOM

Best Picture:
SPOTLIGHT
Runner up: CREED

BEST DIRECTOR:
Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT

Best Ensemble:

SPOTLIGHT

Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Best Actress:

Brie Larson, ROOM

Best Supporting Actress:
Elizabeth Banks, LOVE AND MERCY

Best Supporting Actor:

Sylvester Stallone, CREED

Best Original Screenplay:
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Drew Goddard, THE MARTIAN

Best Cinematography:
Emmanuel Lubezki, THE REVENANT

Best Film Editing:
Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX – FURY ROAD

Best Costume Design:
Jenny Beavan, MAD MAX – FURY ROAD

Best Foreign Film:
GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Best Art Direction:

Irene O’Brien and Robert Parle, BROOKLYN

Best Visual Effects:
MAD MAX – FURY ROAD

Best Horror/Sci-fi Film:

EX MACHINA

Best Animated Film:
INSIDE OUT

Best Family Film:
CINDERELLA

Best Documentary:
GOING CLEAR – SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

Best Comedy:
TRAINWRECK

Best Action Film:
MAD MAX – FURY ROAD

Youth in Film:
Jacob Tremblay, ROOM

Breakout Filmmaker:

Alex Garland, EX MACHINA

Best Score:
Ennio Morricone, THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Best Song:
“See You Again” from FURIOUS 7

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Houston Film Critics Society Nominations 


BEST PICTURE:
The Big Short, Paramount
Ex Machina, A24 Films
Inside Out, Disney/PIXAR
Mad Max: Fury Road, Warner Bros.
The Martian, 20th Century Fox
The Revenant, 20th Century Fox
Room, A24 Films
Sicario, Lionsgate
Spotlight, Open Road Films
Steve Jobs, Universal

BEST DIRECTION OF A MOTION PICTURE:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Brian Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Tom Hardy, Legend

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Brie Larsen, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Emily Blunt, Sicario
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Tom Hardy, The Revenant

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara, Carol

BEST SCREENPLAY:

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Drew Goddard, The Martian
Emma Donaghu, Room
Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
Anomalisa, Paramount
The Good Dinosaur, Disney/PIXAR
Inside Out, Disney/PIXAR
The Peanuts Movie, 20th Century Fox
Shaun the Sheep, StudioCanal

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Dariusz Wolski, The Martian
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight
Roger Deakins, Sicario

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Amy, Altitude Film Distribution
Best of Enemies, Magnolia
Cartel Land, IFC Films
The Look of Silence, Drafthouse Films
Where to Invade Next, IMG Films

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
The Assassin, Well Go USA
Goodnight Mommy, Radius/TWC
Son of Saul, Sony Pictures Classic
The Tribe, Drafthouse Films
White God, Magnolia

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Ennio Moriccone, The Hateful Eight
Michael Giacchino, Inside Out
Junkie XL, Mad Max: Fury Road
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner, The Revenant

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
“Love Me Like You Do,” music & lyrics by Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Tove Lo, Max Martin & Ali Payami, 50 Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love,” music & lyrics by Brian Wilson & Scott Bennett, Love & Mercy
“See You Again,” music & lyrics by Wiz Khalifa, DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth & Andrew Cedar, Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” music & lyrics by David Lang, Youth
“Writing’s on the Wall,” music & lyrics by Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes, Spectre

TEXAS INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD:

6 Years
7 Chinese Brothers
Last Man on the Moon
Results
Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

BEST POSTER
Carol – Theatrical Poster
Ex Machina – Theatrical Poster
It Follows – Rear Window Alternate
Mad Max: Fury Road – ‘What A Lovely Day’ Alternate
Sicario – Theatrical Poster
The Walk – IMAX Alternate

WORST FILM OF THE YEAR:
Aloha, Columbia
The Boy Next Door, Universal
Fantastic Four, 20th Century Fox
Mortdecai, Lionsgate
Pixels, Columbia

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