Saturday, 12 December 2015

PHOENIX CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!


Just to clarify: there are two Phoenix critics societies, and this is the... lesser one, lbr. A bizarre jumble of nominations these, with the occasional bright spot and just one nomination for Carol. Following in the San Diego Film Critics Society's ignominious footsteps there. Who knows when the PCC announces its winners. Who cares either.

Best Picture
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Room
Spotlight

Best Director
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Actor
Michael Caine (Youth)
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Marion Cotillard (Macbeth)
Brie Larson (Room)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Richard Jenkins (Bone Tomahawk)
Michael Keaton (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Screenplay
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Bridge of Spies)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)

Best Score
Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Johann Johannsson (Sicario)
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies)

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

Best Documentary
Amy
Best of Enemies
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
Listen to Me Marlon

Best International Film
The Assassin
White God
Youth

Best Comedy Film
The Big Short
Dope
Joy
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Horror Film
Bone Tomahawk
Crimson Peak
It Follows
Unfriended

Best Musical
Amy
Pitch Perfect 2
Straight Outta Compton

Best Mystery or Thriller Film
Bridge of Spies
Sicario
Spotlight

Best Science Fiction Film
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian