Monday, 14 December 2015


In a period of enormous activity with critics' awards, there's not that much to remark upon with the St. Louis Film Critics Association's nominations. No Best Film mention for Carol? Used to it by now, folks. Lots of love for Alicia Vikander? Join the fucking queue. Award winners announced on Sunday the 19th of December. Which doesn't actually exist this year, since the 19th is Saturday, but maybe they mean Sunday the 19th of December 2021!

Best Film
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Actor
Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Screenplay
Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria)
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington and Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Drew Goddard and Andy Weir (The Martian)
Nick Hornby and Colm Tóibín (Brooklyn)
Walter Isaacson and Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)

Best Cinematography
Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation)
Edward Lachman (Carol)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Robert Richardson (The Hateful Eight)
John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Editing
Hank Corwin (The Big Short)
Tom McArdle (Spotlight)
Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant)
Pietro Scalia (The Martian)
Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Art Direction
Judy Becker (Carol)
Dante Ferretti (Cinderella)
Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road)
François Séguin (Brooklyn)
Eve Stewart (The Danish Girl)

Best Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
The Walk

Best Score
Carter Burwell (Carol)
Michael Giacchino (Inside Out)
Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
Rich Vreeland (It Follows)

Best Soundtrack
Love & Mercy
The Martian
Straight Outta Compton

Best Song
‘‘Til It Happens to You’ (The Hunting Ground)
‘Feels Like Summer’ (Shaun the Sheep Movie)
‘See You Again’ (Furious 7)
‘Simple Song #3’ (Youth)
‘Writing’s on the Wall’ (Spectre)

Best Animated Film
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Documentary Film
Best of Enemies
Cartel Land
The Hunting Ground
The Look of Silence

Best Foreign Language Film
The Assassin
Goodnight Mommy
Son of Saul
Wild Tales

Best Comedy Film
Inside Out
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
What We Do in the Shadows

Best Scene
‘Adonis’ first pro fight’ (Creed)
‘Farewell, Paul Walker’ (Furious 7)
‘Hugh is mauled by a grizzly’ (The Revenant)
‘Jack escapes from Room’ (Room)
‘The walk between the Two Towers’ (The Walk)