Monday, 18 January 2016


It's no big deal! Sure, there's the overwhelming support for one film, and then the Best Picture award for the other. Sure, that other film's pretty fucking good, and deserves to win some awards, and that's great. But wasn't that one film - you know the one - just so much more fucking awesome? Wasn't it a totally breathtaking example of what cinema can achieve? Wasn't it the kind of film which cinephiles and regular moviegoers alike both agreed upon as a bloody good piece of art and entertainment? These were the Critics Choice awards for films in 2015 - the nominations here, and the award winners there:

Best Picture

Best Director
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Actress
Brie Larson (Room)

Best Supporting Actor
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Best Editing
Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Production Design
Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Costume Design
Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Visual Effects
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Hair & Makeup
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Score
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)

Best Song
'See You Again' (Furious 7)

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Animated Feature
Inside Out

Best Documentary

Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul

Best Action Movie
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Comedy
The Big Short

Best Sci-Fi / Horror Movie
Ex Machina

Best Young Actor / Actress
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor in a Comedy
Christian Bale (The Big Short)

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actress in a Comedy
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)

Genius Award
Industrial Light & Magic

MVP Award
Amy Schumer