Sunday, 6 December 2015


After winning the Boston Society of Film Critics' top award not even two hours ago, Tom McCarthy's drama Spotlight has bagged another big critics prize - Best Picture from the New York Film Critics Online. It also won Director, Screenplay and Ensemble Cast from this critics group, leaving fellow critics' faves Carol and Mad Max: Fury Road to tidy up elsewhere. The nominees here weren't officially declared by the NYFCO, but were confirmed as longlist contenders for the finals stages of voting. All the info below:

Best Picture
45 Years
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Steve Jobs

Best Director
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes)
Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs)
Ryan Coogler (Creed)
John Crowley (Brooklyn)
Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Jay Roach (Trumbo)
Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies)
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)

Best Actor
1. Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
2. Johnny Depp (Black Mass)
Michael Caine (Youth)
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Andrew Garfield (99 Homes)
Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
Röhrig Géza (Son of Saul)
Will Smith (Concussion)

Best Actress
1. Brie Larson (Room)
2. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Elisabeth Moss (Queen of Earth)
Carey Mulligan (Far from the Madding Crowd)
Carey Mulligan (Suffragette)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Lily Tomlin (Grandma)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
2. Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Rooney Mara (Carol)
2. Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Laura Linney (Mr. Holmes)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Julie Walters (Brooklyn)

Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (Mistress America)
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Bridge of Spies)
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation)
Andrew Haigh (45 Years)
Nick Hornby (Brooklyn)
Donald Margulies (The End of the Tour)
Phyllis Nagy (Carol)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)
Damián Szifrón (Wild Tales)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Cinematography
John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Luca Bigazzi (Youth)
Radium Cheung (Tangerine)
Danny Cohen (The Danish Girl)
Roger Deakins (Sicario)
Erdély Mátyás (Son of Saul)
Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation)
Eduard Grau (Suffragette)
Edward Lachman (Carol)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Dariusz Wolski (The Martian)
Dariusz Wolski (The Walk)

Best Use of Music
Love & Mercy
Far from the Madding Crowd
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
It Follows
Mad Max: Fury Road
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton

Best Ensemble Cast
The Big Short
Black Mass
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature
1. Inside Out
2. Anomalisa
The Boy and the World
The Good Dinosaur
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary
1. Amy
2. The Look of Silence
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
Best of Enemies
Cobain: Montage of Heck
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
He Named Me Malala
In Jackson Heights
Where to Invade Next
The Wolfpack

Best Foreign Language Film
1. Son of Saul
2. Mustang
Goodnight Mommy
Labyrinth of Lies
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
The Second Mother
Wild Tales

Best Debut Director
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Yann Demange (’71)
Joel Edgerton (The Gift)
Deniz Gamze Erguven (Mustang)
Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
John MacLean (Slow West)
Josh Mond (James White)
Nemes László (Son of Saul)
James Vanderbilt (Truth)

Best Breakthrough Performance
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl / Ex Machina)
Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
Emory Cohen (Brooklyn)
Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation)
Lola Kirke (Mistress America)
Brie Larson (Room)
Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq)
Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)