Sunday, 6 December 2015


It was, reportedly, a sure thing that Spotlight was the Best Picture winner from the Boston Society of Film Critics once the votes were in. No big surprise, given that the film about Boston journalists had already taken awards for Screenplay and Ensemble Cast from the group. Elsewhere, Love & Mercy picked up two awards, including a tie for Paul Dano with The Revenant's Oscar-tipped lead Leonardo DiCaprio. All the details below:

Best Picture
1. Spotlight
2. Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Director
1. Todd Haynes (Carol)
2. Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Best Actor
1. Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
=  Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
3. Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
=  Tom Hardy (Legend)

Best Actress
1. Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
2. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
2. Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
2. Alicia Vikander (Burnt / The Danish Girl / Ex Machina / The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

Best Screenplay
1. Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
2. Phyllis Nagy (Carol)

Best Cinematography
1. Edward Lachman (Carol)
2. Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Best Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer)
1. Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2. Tom McArdle (Spotlight)

Best Original Score
1. Love & Mercy
2. Creed

Best Ensemble Cast
1. Spotlight
2. The Big Short

Best Animated Film
1. Anomalisa
=  Inside Out
3. Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Documentary
1. Amy
2. The Look of Silence

Best Foreign-Language Film (awarded in memory of Jay Carr)
1. The Look of Silence
2. White God

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy)
1. Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
2. Alex Garland (Ex Machina)