Sunday, 10 January 2016

SPOTLIGHT AND THE REVENANT ARE BIG WINNERS WITH HOUSTON FILM CRITICS SOCIETY


Another critics group, another Best Picture win for Tom McCarthy's Boston Globe drama Spotlight. The Revenant wins three awards in other categories from the Houston Film Critics Society, including Best Director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, but the wins are generally very split - Leonardo DiCaprio actually loses Best Actor to Steve Jobs' Michael Fassbender, despite the obvious support for the former film, while there's a slightly surprising (but well deserved) victory in Supporting Actress for Carol's Rooney Mara! Hooray for that! Check out the HFCS' nominations at this link, and their award winners below:

Best Picture
Spotlight

Best Direction of a Motion Picture
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Brie Larson (Room)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara (Carol)

Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Best Original Score
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)

Best Original Song
Scott Bennett and Brian Wilson - 'One Kind of Love' (Love & Mercy)

Best Animated Film
Inside Out

Best Documentary Feature
Amy

Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul

Texas Independent Film Award
Last Man on the Moon

Best Poster
'Theatrical poster' (Ex Machina)

Technical Achievement Award
Guy Norris (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Humanitarian Award
Matt Damon

Outstanding Contribution to Film
Joe Leydon

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dennis Quaid

Worst Film of the Year
Pixels