Tuesday, 29 December 2015


The Austin Film Critics Association picked Mad Max: Fury Road today as the best film of 2015. Spotlight placed second on their Best Film list with Carol third, though the frailty of all three titles was exposed by their awards tallies - only the top two for Mad Max, one for Carol and nothing at all for Spotlight. Their top ten films oddly excluded Trumbo, which had been one of their five Best Film nominees. Have a hoke at what they chose below:

Best Film
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Spotlight
3. Carol
4. Anomalisa
5. Room
6. Ex Machina
=  Inside Out
8. Creed
9. The Big Short
10. Sicario

Best Director
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Best Actress
Brie Larson (Room)

Best Supporting Actor
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Best Original Screenplay
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)

Best Cinematography
Edward Lachman (Carol)

Best Score
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)

Best Animated Film
Inside Out (Pete Docter)

Best Documentary
The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Best Foreign-Language Film
Son of Saul (Nemes Laszlo)

Best First Film
Ex Machina (Alex Garland)

Austin Film Award
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner)

The Robert R. 'Bobby' McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award
Jacob Tremblay (Room)