Monday, 14 December 2015

SAN DIEGO CRITICS NAME MAD MAX: FURY ROAD THE BEST FILM OF 2015


The nominations for the San Diego Film Critics Society's 2015 awards weren't exactly met with much enthusiasm in some parts, so it's nice to see these critics redeem themselves with their winners. Mad Max: Fury Road and Room are big hits with the society, and Anomalisa puts in a good performance too, including a Supporting Actor win for voice actor Tom Noonan. Oh, and ftr, my deduction is that, indeed, they did post their nominees in ranked order so yeh, lol. You can peruse the SDFCS's nominations here, and their winners on this very post:

Best Picture
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Ex Machina

Best Director
1. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2. Lenny Abrahamson (Room)

Best Actor, Male
1. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
2. Jason Segel (The End of the Tour)

Best Actor, Female
1. Brie Larson (Room)
2. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Supporting Actor, Male
1. Tom Noonan (Anomalisa)
2. Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)

Best Supporting Actor, Female
1. Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
2. Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows)
2. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (Mistress America)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Emma Donoghue (Room)
2. Donald Margulies (The End of the Tour)

Best Cinematography
1. Roger Deakins (Sicario)
2. Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Best Editing
1. Jason Ballantine and Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2. Joe Walker (Sicario)

Best Production Design
1. Francois Seguin (Brooklyn)
2. Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Sound Design
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Love & Mercy

Best Visual Effects
1. The Walk
2. Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Use of Music in a Film
1. The Hateful Eight
2. Love & Mercy

Best Ensemble
1. What We Do in the Shadows
2. The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Film
1. Anomalisa
2. Inside Out

Best Documentary
1. Cartel Land
2. Amy

Best Foreign Language Film
1. Taxi
2. White God

Best Breakthrough Artist
1. Jacob Tremblay (Room)
2. Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl / Ex Machina)

Body of Work
Alicia Vikander (Burnt / The Danish Girl / Ex Machina / The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

Kyle Counts Award
Ralph DeLaro