Tuesday, 22 December 2015


Prepare yourselves for some time-travelling with the 2015 Dublin Film Critics Circle award. What with precisely-calibrated awards season releases in important international territories like the UK and Ireland, a lot of one season's contenders must wait until the next to be recognised by a group like the DFCC, which sticks closely to its calendar release dates and pretty much dgaf about its North American counterparts. Good for them! They've made some excellent choices this year, including picking Inside Out as Best Film, showing some love for The Tribe and mentioning Peter Strickland for The Duke of Burgundy in their Best Director list. And there's a fucking heap of female-led movies in their top nine, with more female leads than male. Good job, Dublin critics! Have a look below:

Best Film
1. Inside Out
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Carol
4. The Tribe
5. Birdman
=  Ex Machina
=  A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
=  Star Wars: The Force Awakens
=  Tangerine

Best Director
1. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
2. Todd Haynes (Carol)
3. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe)
=  Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy)
5. Sean Baker (Tangerine)
6. J. J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
=  John Crowley (Brooklyn)

Best Actor
1. Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
2. Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year)
3. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
4. Tom Courtenay (45 Years)
=  Matt Damon (The Martian)
=  Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
=  Michael Keaton (Birdman)
8. Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
=  Viggo Mortensen (Jauja)
=  J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Actress
1. Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
2. Rooney Mara (Carol)
3. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
4. Emily Blunt (Sicario)
=  Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
=  Lily Tomlin (Grandma)
7. Nina Hoss (Phoenix)

Best Documentary
1. The Queen of Ireland
2. Amy
3. Red Army
4. Best of Enemies
5. The Look of Silence
=  The Wolfpack

Best Irish
1. Brooklyn
=  The Queen of Ireland
3. Song of the Sea
4. Older Than Ireland
5. I Used to Live Here
6. The Lobster

Breakthrough International Award
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Tangerine)
Mya Taylor (Tangerine)

Breakthrough Irish Award
Jordanne Jones (I Used to Live Here)