Monday, 14 December 2015


Another day, another southern critics group fails to recognise Carol in the uppermost categories. TWC seems to have dropped the ball somewhat in getting the film out to certain critics; other critics have most definitely dropped it, though, in putting films like The Big Short and Steve Jobs before it. There'll be a live ceremony on the 9th of January for the Houston Film Critics Society awards when the winners will be unveiled. Have a look at the HFCS's nominations below:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Steve Jobs

Best Direction of a Motion Picture
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Tom Hardy (Legend)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Emily Blunt (Sicario)
Brie Larson (Room)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Drew Goddard (The Martian)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins (Sicario)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Robert Richardson (The Hateful Eight)
John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Dariusz Wolski (The Martian)

Best Original Score
Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai and Sakamoto Ryûichi (The Revenant)
Michael Giacchino (Inside Out)
Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Song
Scott Bennett and Brian Wilson – ‘One Kind of Love’ (Love & Mercy)
Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charlie Puth and Cameron Thomaz – ‘See You Again’ (Furious 7)
Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, Ali Payami and Ilya Salmanzadeh – ‘Love Me Like You Do’ (Fifty Shades of Grey)
David Lang – ‘Simple Song #3’ (Youth)
Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith – ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ (Spectre)

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
The Assassin
Goodnight Mommy
Son of Saul
The Tribe
White God

Texas Independent Film Award
6 Years
7 Chinese Brothers
Last Man on the Moon
Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

Best Poster
‘IMAX Alternate’ (The Walk)
‘Rear Window Alternate’ (It Follows)
‘Theatrical Poster’ (Carol)
‘Theatrical Poster’ (Ex Machina)
‘Theatrical Poster’ (Sicario)
‘’What a Lovely Day’ Alternate’ (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Worst Film of the Year
The Boy Next Door
Fantastic Four