Sunday, 3 January 2016


Welcome back to awards season 2015-16, where it's business as usual with critics groups, at least those outside of major cities. Despite featuring ten films on their Best Film list, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association has failed to find a slot for Carol. And yet they seem fairly keen on the film in other categories (save Adapted Screenplay, alas...). No idea when they reveal their award winners. Have a look:

Best Film
The Big Short
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)

Best Actor
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Johnny Depp (Black Mass)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Screenplay
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Taylor Sheridan (Sicario)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Drew Goddard (The Martian)
Nick Hornby (Brooklyn)
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins (Sicario)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Robert Richardson (The Hateful Eight)
John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Dariusz Wolski (The Martian)

Best Film Editing
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Tom McArdle (Spotlight)
Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant)
Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Joe Walker (Sicario)

Best Score
Carter Burwell (Carol)
Michael Giacchino (Inside Out)
Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario)
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)

Best Ensemble
The Big Short
Ex Machina
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs

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

Best Documentary
Best of Enemies
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Look of Silence
The Wolfpack

Best Foreign Language Film
The Assassin
Goodnight Mommy
The Tribe
Wild Tales

Best Overlooked Film
The End of the Tour
The Gift
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Mistress America
Slow West
The Tribe

Best Breakthrough Film Artist
Sean Baker (Tangerine)
Joel Edgerton (The Gift)
David Robert Mitchell (It Follows)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)
Alicia Vikander (Burnt / The Danish Girl / Ex Machina / The Man from U.N.C.L.E. / Seventh Son / Testament of Youth)

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)
Cate Blanchett (Carol / Cinderella / Truth)
Michael Fassbender (Macbeth / Slow West / Steve Jobs)
Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn / Ex Machina / The Revenant / Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Tom Hardy (Child 44 / Legend / Mad Max: Fury Road / The Revenant)
Alicia Vikander (Burnt / The Danish Girl / Ex Machina / The Man from U.N.C.L.E. / Seventh Son / Testament of Youth)