Thursday, 17 December 2015


Yeh, so here are the Austin Film Critics Association... They're actually a pretty cool bunch, and just what one ought to expect from a cultural hub like Austin. There are the slight head-scratchers, like all that love for Trumbo, and then the flipside, with a Best Film nod for Anomalisa and seven mentions for Carol. Winners will be announced on the 29th of December. Check out all the details right here:

Best Film
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Director
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Supporting Actor
Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Screenplay
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Taylor Sheridan (Sicario)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa)
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Phyllis Nagy (Carol)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins (Sicario)
Edward Lachman (Carol)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Robert Richardson (The Hateful Eight)
John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)

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

Best Documentary
Best of Enemies
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
Where to Invade Next

Best Foreign-Language Film
Son of Saul
The Tribe

Best First Film
Bone Tomahawk
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Ex Machina
Son of Saul

Best Austin Film
Arlo and Julie (Steve Mims)
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (Sara Hirsh Bordo)
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner)
Peace Officer (Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson)
Two Step (Alex R. Johnson)

The Robert R. ‘Bobby’ McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award
Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
Mya Taylor (Tangerine)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)