Tuesday, 29 December 2015

NORTH CAROLINA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS SLATE OF NOMINEES FOR 2015


The Tar Heel state's finest critics - or so we might assume - convalesced and decided upon the following selection of nominations for its 2015 awards! Inside Out bags a Best Narrative Film nomination, which is highly welcome alongside its Animated Film nod, and it makes for strong female representation in the top category with this group. Nevertheless, due to the apparent disqualification of documentaries from said category, it won't be able to count into the SOS Best Picture tally. Award winners will be announced on the 4th of January. Check out the nominees just below:

Best Director
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)

Best Actress
Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Best Original Screenplay
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Bridge of Spies)
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Drew Goddard (The Martian)
Nick Hornby (Brooklyn)
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Phyllis Nagy (Carol)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)

Best Narrative Film
Carol
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Spotlight

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

Best Documentary Film
Amy
Cobain: Montage of Heck
Finders Keepers
Listen to Me Marlon
The Look of Silence

Best Foreign Language Film
The Assassin
Mustang
Phoenix
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Son of Saul

Tar Heel Award (to an artist or film with a special connection to North Carolina)
Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes)
Finders Keepers
Peyton Reed (Ant-Man)