Tuesday, 15 December 2015

INDIEWIRE'S 2015 CRITICS POLL RESULTS - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD IS FILM OF THE YEAR


Who'd have guessed that Mad Max: Fury Road would top another critics poll? Everybody. The many, many journalists on the IndieWire network have named George Miller's new film the best of 2015, and Miller the best director of the year too. Have a look at their picks below, with Best Film above the cut and other categories after:

Best Film
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Carol
3. Spotlight
4. Inside Out
5. Phoenix
6. Brooklyn
7. Anomalisa
8. The Assassin
9. The Look of Silence
10. Son of Saul
11. Ex Machina
12. Clouds of Sils Maria
13. Tangerine
14. 45 Years
15. Room
16. The Duke of Burgundy
17. Timbuktu
18. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One / Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One / Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One
19. Creed
20. Hard to Be a God
21. Taxi
22. Heaven Knows What
23. It Follows
24. The Tribe
25. Sicario
26. The Forbidden Room
27. In Jackson Heights
28. The Martian
29. Mistress America
30. Steve Jobs
31. The Mend
32. Jauja
33. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
34. Chi-Raq
35. Heart of a Dog
36. Horse Money
37. Magic Mike XXL
38. Amy
39. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
40. The Big Short
41. Eden
42. Experimenter
43. About Elly
44. The Revenant
45. The End of the Tour
46. Bridge of Spies
47. Queen of Earth
48. Li'l Quinquin
49. Mustang
50. Love & Mercy

Best Director
1. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2. Todd Haynes (Carol)
3. Hou Hsiao Hsien (The Assassin)
4. Nemes Laszlo (Son of Saul)
5. Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
6. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
7. Christian Petzold (Phoenix)
8. Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa)
9. John Crowley (Brooklyn)
10. Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin (The Forbidden Room)
11. Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
12. Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria)
13. Ryan Coogler (Creed)
14. Miguel Gomes (Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One / Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One / Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One)
15. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)
16. Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu)
17. Pete Docter (Inside Out)
18. Pedro Costa (Horse Money)
19. Sean Baker (Tangerine)
20. Aleksei German (Hard to Be a God)
21. Joshua Oppenheimer (The Look of Silence)
22. Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies)
23. Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy)
24. Spike Lee (Chi-Raq)
25. Andrew Haigh (45 Years)
26. Michael Almereyda (Experimenter)
27. John Magary (The Mend)
28. David Robert Mitchell (It Follows)
29. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe)
30. Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
31. Jafar Panahi (Taxi)
32. Ridley Scott (The Martian)
33. Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
34. Frederick Wiseman (In Jackson Heights)
35. Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs)
36. Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak)
37. Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie (Heaven Knows What)
38. Roy Andersson (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence)
39. Asghar Farhadi (About Elly)
40. Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL)
41. Chaitanya Tamhane (Court)
42. Sebastian Schipper (Victoria)
43. Adam McKay (The Big Short)
44. James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour)
45. Lisandro Alonso (Jauja)
46. Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent)
47. Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth)
48. Celine Sciamma (Girlhood)
49. Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz (Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem)
50. Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Lead Actor
1. Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
2. Rohrig Geza (Son of Saul)
3. Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
4. Christopher Abbott (James White)
5. Tom Courtenay (45 Years)
6. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
7. Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind)
8. Jason Segel (The End of the Tour)
9. Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
10. Josh Lucas (The Mend)
11. Matt Damon (The Martian)
12. Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies)
13. Jacob Tremblay (Room)
14. Michael Keaton (Spotlight)
15. Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight)
16. Peter Sarsgaard (Experimenter)
17. Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
18. Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight)
19. Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
20. Joshua Burge (Buzzard)
21. Viggo Mortensen (Jauja)
22. Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)
23. Johnny Depp (Black Mass)
24. Channing Tatum (Magic Mike XXL)
25. Ventura (Horse Money)
26. Gerard Depardieu (Welcome to New York)
27. Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
28. Michael Caine (Youth)
29. Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
30. Andrew Garfield (99 Homes)
31. Jafar Panahi (Taxi)
32. Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent)
33. Ronald Zehrfeld (Phoenix)
34. Jason Bateman (The Gift)
35. Gregg Turkington (Entertainment)
36. Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
37. Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
38. Joaquin Phoenix (Irrational Man)
39. Emory Cohen (Brooklyn)
40. Stephen Plunkett (The Mend)
41. Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
42. Jesse Eisenberg (The End of the Tour)
43. O'Shea Jackson (Straight Outta Compton)
44. Felix de Givry (Eden)
45. Rory Culkin (Gabriel)
46. Kevin Corrigan (Results)
47. Michael Fassbender (Macbeth)
48. Olivier Rabourdin (Eastern Boys)
49. Richard Gere (Time Out of Mind)
50. Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Lead Actress
1. Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
2. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
3. Brie Larson (Room)
4. Nina Hoss (Phoenix)
5. Cate Blanchett (Carol)
6. Rooney Mara (Carol)
7. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
8. Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
9. Juliette Binoche (Clouds of Sils Maria)
10. Elisabeth Moss (Queen of Earth)
11. Arielle Holmes (Heaven Knows What)
12. Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq)
13. Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Tangerine)
14. Lily Tomlin (Grandma)
15. Emily Blunt (Sicario)
16. Laia Costa (Victoria)
17. Shu Qi (The Assassin)
18. Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Duke of Burgundy)
19. Greta Gerwig (Mistress America)
20. Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
21. Kikuchi Rinko (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)
22. Blythe Danner (I'll See You in My Dreams)
23. Ronit Elkabetz (Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem)
24. Karidja Toure (Girlhood)
25. Melissa McCarthy (Spy)
26. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
27. Regina Case (The Second Mother)
28. Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
29. Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road)
30. Meryl Streep (Ricki and the Flash)
31. Amy Everson (Felt)
32. Mya Taylor (Tangerine)
33. Golshifteh Farahani (About Elly)
34. Gong Li (Coming Home)
35. Anne Dorval (Mommy)
36. Amy Poehler (Inside Out)
37. Cate Blanchett (Truth)
38. Lola Kirke (Mistress America)
39. Carey Mulligan (Suffragette)
40. Cobie Smulders (Results)
41. Sarit Larry (The Kindergarten Teacher)
42. Sarah Snook (Predestination)
43. Patricia Clarkson (Learning to Drive)
44. Fujitani Ayako (Men from Reno)
45. Ashley Shelton (Something, Anything)
46. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Anomalisa)
47. Alicia Vikander (Testament of Youth)
48. Adele Haenel (Les Combattants)
49. Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)
50. Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
2. Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
3. Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
4. Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
5. Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
6. Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
7. Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
8. Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
9. Emory Cohen (Brooklyn)
10. Richard Jenkins (Bone Tomahawk)
11. Liev Schreiber (Spotlight)
12. Michael Keaton (Spotlight)
13. Jason Segel (The End of the Tour)
14. Jacob Tremblay (Room)
15. Tom Noonan (Anomalisa)
16. Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
17. Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight)
18. Christian Bale (The Big Short)
19. Kevin Corrigan (Results)
20. Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)
21. Sam Elliott (Grandma)
22. Stanley Tucci (Spotlight)
23. Kyle Chandler (Carol)
24. Steve Carell (The Big Short)
25. Louis Garrel (Saint Laurent)
26. Alexander Skarsgard (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
27. Ryan Gosling (The Big Short)
28. Pierre-Yves Cardinal (Tom at the Farm)
29. Tom Courtenay (45 Years)
30. Caleb Landry Jones (Heaven Knows What)
31. Jason Statham (Spy)
32. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road)
33. Joel Edgerton (Black Mass)
34. Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight)
35. Jeff Daniels (Steve Jobs)
36. Josh Lucas (The Mend)
37. Billy Crudup (Glass Chin)
38. Louis Negin (The Forbidden Room)
39. Harvey Keitel (Youth)
40. Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road)
41. Michael Sheen (Far from the Madding Crowd)
42. Bradley Cooper (Joy)
43. Michael Shannon (The Night Before)
44. John Cusack (Love & Mercy)
45. Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike XXL)
46. John Cusack (Chi-Raq)
47. Louis C. K. (Trumbo)
48. Ben Vereen (Time Out of Mind)
49. Samuel L. Jackson (Chi-Raq)
50. Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
2. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
3. Cynthia Nixon (James White)
4. Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
5. Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
6. Rooney Mara (Carol)
7. Mya Taylor (Tangerine)
8. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Anomalisa)
9. Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)
10. Tessa Thompson (Creed)
11. Katherine Waterston (Queen of Earth)
12. Rose Byrne (Spy)
13. Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak)
14. Lola Kirke (Mistress America)
15. Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
16. Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)
17. Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
18. Cate Blanchett (Carol)
19. Sarah Paulson (Carol)
20. Greta Gerwig (Mistress America)
21. Julie Walters (Brooklyn)
22. Kristen Wiig (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
23. Jane Fonda (Youth)
24. Joan Allen (Room)
25. Phyllis Smith (Inside Out)
26. Lou de Laage (Respire)
27. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
28. Winona Ryder (Experimenter)
29. Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)
30. Jada Pinkett Smith (Magic Mike XXL)
31. Marion Cotillard (Macbeth)
32. Chiara d'Anna (The Duke of Burgundy)
33. Viola Davis (Blackhat)
34. Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
35. Aubrey Plaza (Ned Rifle)
36. Rachel Weisz (Youth)
37. Nina Kunzendorf (Phoenix)
38. Cate Blanchett (Cinderella)
39. Mia Wasikowska (Maps to the Stars)
40. Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Tangerine)
41. Angela Bassett (Chi-Raq)
42. Tilda Swinton (Trainwreck)
43. Vitalina Varela (Horse Money)
44. Sylvia Chang (Office)
45. Suzanne Clement (Mommy)
46. Parker Posey (Irrational Man)
47. Franziska Weisz (Stations of the Cross)
48. Marin Ireland (Glass Chin)
49. Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
50. Helen Mirren (Trumbo)

Best Screenplay
1. Spotlight
2. Carol
3. Anomalisa
4. Inside Out
5. Steve Jobs
6. Brooklyn
7. Ex Machina
8. Mistress America
9. 45 Years
10. Clouds of Sils Maria
11. The Big Short
12. Phoenix
13. Chi-Raq
14. The End of the Tour
15. Room
16. The Hateful Eight
17. The Mend
18. Love & Mercy
19. The Duke of Burgundy
20. Bridge of Spies
21. Experimenter
22. The Martian
23. Mad Max: Fury Road
24. Son of Saul
25. About Elly
26. Creed
27. The Forbidden Room
28. Results
29. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
30. Timbuktu
31. Bone Tomahawk
32. Heart of a Dog
33. What We Do in the Shadows
34. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
35. Trainwreck
36. 99 Homes
37. Sicario
38. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One / Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One / Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One
39. Man from Reno
40. Tangerine
41. Buzzard
42. Queen of Earth
43. La Sapienza
44. Appropriate Behaviour
45. Court
46. Glass Chin
47. While We're Young
48. Beasts of No Nation
49. The Assassin
50. The Kindergarten Teacher

Best Cinematography
1. Carol
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. The Assassin
4. The Revenant
5. Sicario
6. Hard to Be a God
7. Son of Saul
8. The Hateful Eight
9. Brooklyn
10. The Duke of Burgundy
11. Tangerine
12. Creed
13. Victoria
14. Crimson Peak
15. The Forbidden Room
16. Horse Money
17. Blackhat
18. Magic Mike XXL
19. It Follows
20. Jauja
21. Youth
22. Bridge of Spies
23. Phoenix
24. Far from the Madding Crowd
25. The Tribe
26. Heaven Knows What
27. Ex Machina
28. Timbuktu
29. The Walk
30. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
31. By the Sea
32. Goodnight Mommy
33. Meru
34. The Martian
35. Clouds of Sils Maria
36. Queen of Earth
37. The Pearl Button
38. Macbeth
39. Room
40. Beasts of No Nation
41. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One / Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One / Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One
42. Straight Outta Compton
43. Saint Laurent
44. Amour Fou
45. Western
46. Office
47. Slow West
48. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
49. Chi-Raq
50. Mistress America

Best Editing
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Carol
3. Spotlight
4. Sicario
5. The Big Short
6. Steve Jobs
7. The Forbidden Room
8. Creed
9. The Assassin
10. The Mend
11. The Martian
12. Amy
13. Bridge of Spies
14. Tangerine
15. The Revenant
16. Son of Saul
17. Queen of Earth
18. In Jackson Heights
19. The Duke of Burgundy
20. The Hateful Eight
21. Heaven Knows What
22. Blackhat
23. Brooklyn
24. It Follows
25. The Look of Silence
26. Love & Mercy
27. Room
28. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
29. Cobain: Montage of Heck
30. The Walk
31. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One / Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One / Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One
32. Heart of a Dog
33. Ex Machina
34. Experimenter
35. Listen to Me Marlon
36. Youth
37. '71
38. Inside Out
39. Magic Mike XXL
40. Anomalisa
41. Crimson Peak
42. Eden
43. Saint Laurent
44. Phoenix
45. Mistress America
46. Hard to Be a God
47. Songs from the North
48. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
49. Straight Outta Compton
50. White God

Best Original Score or Soundtrack
1. Carol
2. The Hateful Eight
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. It Follows
5. Sicario
6. The Duke of Burgundy
7. The Revenant
8. Love & Mercy
9. Inside Out
10. Creed
11. Straight Outta Compton
12. Brooklyn
13. Youth
14. Steve Jobs
15. Heaven Knows What
16. Ex Machina
17. Spotlight
18. Mistress America
19. Eden
20. Heart of a Dog
21. The Forbidden Room
22. Phoenix
23. Bridge of Spies
24. Anomalisa
25. The Assassin
26. Tangerine
27. Queen of Earth
28. Girlhood
29. The Mend
30. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
31. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
32. Crimson Peak
33. Chi-Raq
34. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One / Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One / Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One
35. Tokyo Tribe
36. Magic Mike XXL
37. The Boy and the World
38. Amy
39. Far from the Madding Crowd
40. The Danish Girl
41. Junun
42. Cinderella
43. Joy
44. Macbeth
45. The Martian
46. Experimenter
47. Jauja
48. 45 Years
49. Clouds of Sils Maria
50. Victoria

Best Documentary
1. The Look of Silence
2. Amy
3. In Jackson Heights
4. Listen to Me Marlon
5. Heart of a Dog
6. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
7. Cobain: Montage of Heck
8. Best of Enemies
9. Cartel Land
10. Iris
11. The Hunting Ground
12. The Wolfpack
13. Approaching the Elephant
14. We Come as Friends
15. Hitchcock/Truffaut
16. Where to Invade Next
17. The Pearl Button
18. Stray Dog
19. What Happened, Miss Simone?
20. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
21. Finders Keepers
22. Call Me Lucky
23. The Russian Woodpecker
24. Meru
25. (T)ERROR
26. Seymour: An Introduction
27. Democrats
28. The Nightmare
29. A Poem Is a Naked Person
30. The Iron Ministry
31. Western
32. The Salt of the Earth
33. Of Men and War
34. Ballet 422
35. Welcome to Leith
36. Janis: Little Girl Blue
37. Junun
38. Dreamcatcher
39. Field Niggas
40. Winter on Fire
41. 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
42. He Named Me Malala
43. In the Basement
44. Sunshine Superman
45. Peace Officer
46. Coast of Death
47. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
48. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
49. Racing Extinction
50. Dior and I

Best First Feature
1. Son of Saul
2. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
3. Ex Machina
4. The Mend
5. James White
6. Mustang
7. The Tribe
8. Slow West
9. Approaching the Elephant
10. Bone Tomahawk
11. '71
12. Appropriate Behaviour
13. Mediterranea
14. The Gift
15. Court
16. Gueros
17. Field Niggas
18. Christmas, Again
19. Goodnight Mommy
20. Blind
21. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
22. The Russian Woodpecker
23. The Wolfpack
24. Something, Anything
25. Salvation Army
26. Shaun the Sheep Movie
27. 10,000km
28. Lost River
29. Young Bodies Heal Quickly
30. Manos Sucias
31. Faults
32. Gabriel
33. Love & Mercy
34. Coast of Death
35. Krisha
36. Theeb
37. Prince
38. A Thousand Suns
39. Anomalisa
40. Songs My Brothers Taught Me
41. Cartel Land
42. The Priests
43. Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
44. The Witch
45. About Elly
46. A Girl at My Door
47. Heart of a Dog
48. Sunshine Superman
49. 5 to 7
50. Tangerine

Best Undistributed Film
1. Chevalier
2. Right Now, Wrong Then
3. In Transit
4. One Floor Below
5. The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers
6. 88:88
7. Cemetery of Splendour
8. The Movement
9. The Brand New Testament
10. Lost and Beautiful
11. Cosmos
12. The Other Side
13. Viaje
14. I Am Michel
15. Pervert Park
16. Sworn Virgin
17. Blood of My Blood
18. They Look Like People
19. The Grief of Others
20. Violet
21. Memories and Confessions
22. Afternoon
23. H.
24. The Academy of Muses
25. Magical Girl
26. Liza, the Fox Fairy
27. The Club
28. Slackjaw
29. Li Wen at East Lake
30. The Treasure
31. The Winds That Scatter
32. Invention
33. Paulina
34. Don't Blink - Robert Frank
35. Songs My Brothers Taughte Me
36. Last Days in the Desert
37. Thru You Princess
38. The Measure of a Man
39. Creative Control
40. The Devil's Candy
41. Our Loved Ones
42. Dans Ma Tete un Rond-Point
43. Kaili Blues
44. Chronic
45. Petting Zoo
46. Hill of Freedom
47. The Here After
48. Nahid
49. Sailing a Sinking Sea
50. Metamorphoses

Most Anticipated of 2016
1. The Witch
2. The Lobster
3. Green Room
4. No Home Movie
5. Cemetery of Splendour
6. My Golden Days
7. Knight of Cups
8. The Treasure
9. Embrace of the Serpent
10. Krisha
11. In the Shadow of Women
12. Dheepan
13. The Invitation
14. Miles Ahead
15. De Palma
16. Everybody Wants Some!!
17. Rams
18. In Transit
19. Midnight Special
20. Mia Madre
21. Evolution
22. Right Now, Wrong Then
23. Ghostbusters
24. Right Now, Wrong Then
25. Aferim!
26. Mountains May Depart
27. High Rise
28. Francofonia
29. Sunset Song
30. The Measure of a Man
31. Maryland
32. Viva
33. Sworn Virgin
34. The Club
35. Demolition
36. Ixcanul
37. Uncle Kent 2
38. Last Days in the Desert
39. Sleeping Giant
40. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences
41. Voyage of Time
42. Eisenstein in Guanajuato
43. The Brand New Testament
44. The Devil's Candy
45. Neon Bull
46. February
47. Christine
48. Snowden
49. Men Go to Battle
50. The Meddler