Tuesday, 15 December 2015


Being both a Canadian production and one of the best-reviewed films of the year, Lenny Abrahamson's Room was the obvious choice to claim the most nominations from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle this year. Despite missing out on Best Film or Director nods (though it received them in the Canadian categories), overall the film received eight mentions. Filling out the VFCC's top three films of the year were Mad Max: Fury Road, Spotlight and The Revenant, whose profile continues to rise as awards season progresses. Winners are due to be announced on the 21st of December. Have a look at the nominations in full:

Best Film
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

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

Best Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)

Best Documentary
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Best Foreign Language Film
The Assassin
Goodnight Mommy
Son of Saul

Best Canadian Film
The Forbidden Room
Sleeping Giant

Best Canadian Documentary
Haida Gawii: On the Edge of the World
Fractured Land
How to Change the World

Best British Columbia Film
Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World
No Men Beyond This Point

Best Director of a Canadian Film
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Andrew Cividino (Sleeping Giant)
Atom Egoyan (Remember)

Best Actor in a Canadian Film
Michael Eklund (Eadweard)
Christopher Plummer (Remember)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Actress in a Canadian Film
Marie Brassard (Sabali)
Brie Larson (Room)
Julia Sarah Stone (Wet Bum)

Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film
Patrick Huard (My Internship in Canada)
Reece Moffett (Sleeping Giant)
Nick Serino (Sleeping Giant)

Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film
Joan Allen (Room)
Suzanne Clément (My Internship in Canada)
Tara Pratt (No Men Beyond This Point)

Best Screenplay for a Canadian Film
Benjamin August (Remember)
Andrew Cividino, Blain Watters and Aaron Yeger (Sleeping Giant)
Emma Donoghue (Room)

Best First Film by a Canadian Director
Hit 2 Pass (Kurt Walker)
Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino)
Wet Bum (Lindsay MacKay)