Tuesday, 12 January 2016


In the 2015 Boys' Club nominations, five big boys got nominations for their big boy films. There's Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for his angsty big-boy Western The Revenant! There's Tom McCarthy for his working-boys drama Spotlight! There's Adam McKay for his banker-boy comedy-drama The Big Short! There's Ridley Scott for his space-boy thriller The Martian! And there's George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road, which isn't rly a boys' movie, and that's why PLZ MOVIE GODS LET IT WIN! But look: a new category, for debut directors, and the movie gods are already at work, nominating a w-, a wo-, a... w-o-m-a-n? Is that what they're called? Winners announced at the ceremony on the 6th of February. Noms, including for the Documentary category, can be viewed below:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru)
Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?)
Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief)
Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land)
Asif Kapadia (Amy)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
Fernando Coimbra (A Wolf at the Door)
Joel Edgerton (The Gift)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Nemes Laszlo (Son of Saul)