Saturday, 19 December 2015

PHOENIX FUCKS IT UP WITH THEIR 2015 FILM CRITICS SOCIETY NOMINATIONS


And here comes the Phoenix Film Critics Society to really brighten up your Christmas! Among the many odious details in their award nominations for the year: Carol secures one nomination, the same number as The Visit; The Danish Girl is declared a better film than Carol; not a single POC is nominated for an acting award, The Martian makes the top three for cinematography (over Carol and The Assassin); 'Writing's on the Wall' from Spectre is named one of the best three film songs of the year; The Look of Silence isn't even nominated for Best Documentary; The Walk is nominated for its ensemble, indicating that perhaps these voters didn't even see The Walk; fs will people stop claiming Alicia Vikander broke through with Ex Machina? Have they literally not even gotten out of bed for the last four years? Winners will be announced on the 22nd of December. The disaster in full below:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Johnny Depp (Black Mass)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Julie Walters (Brooklyn)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight

Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
The Big Short
Brooklyn
The Martian
Room

Best Cinematography
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Film Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Spotlight

Best Production Design
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian

Best Original Score
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Spotlight

Best Original Song
‘One Kind of Love’ (Love & Mercy)
‘See You Again’ (Furious 7)
‘Writing’s on the Wall’ (Spectre)

Best Ensemble Acting
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Spotlight
Trumbo
The Walk

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

Best Documentary
Amy
He Named Me Malala
Where to Invade Next

Best Foreign Language Film
The Assassin
Mustang
Son of Saul

The Overlooked Film of the Year
Ex Machina
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Z for Zachariah

Best Breakthrough Performance
Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Best Performance by a Youth
Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
Ed Oxenbould (The Visit)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)