Friday, 8 January 2016


The winners of the Central Ohio Film Critics Association awards have been announced, and it's particularly good news for Spotlight. The film that many are predicting to win top prizes at the Oscars next month takes four awards from COFCA, including Best Film and Best Director. You may recall their nominations: Carol missed a Best Picture nomination and there was big love for Sicario, and how in touch COFCA were with the industry this season has only become even more clear over the past week. Take a look at their winners below:

Best Film
1. Spotlight
2. Inside Out
3. Room
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Ex Machina
6. Sicario
7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8. The Revenant
9. The Big Short
10. The Martian

Best Director
1. Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
2. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor
1. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
2. Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Best Actress
1. Brie Larson (Room)
2. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
=  Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
2. Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
2. Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
2. Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
2. Emma Donoghue (Room)

Best Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
2. John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Film Editing
1. Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2. Joe Walker (Sicario)

Best Score
1. Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
2. Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Ensemble
1. Spotlight
2. The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Film
1. Inside Out
2. Anomalisa

Best Documentary
1. The Look of Silence
2. Amy

Best Foreign Language Film
1. Phoenix
2. Wild Tales

Best Overlooked Film
1. The Tribe
2. The Gift

Best Breakthrough Film Artist
1. Alicia Vikander (Burnt / The Danish Girl / Ex Machina / The Man from U.N.C.L.E. / Seventh Son / Testament of Youth)
2. Sean Baker (Tangerine)

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)
1. Alicia Vikander (Burnt / The Danish Girl / Ex Machina / The Man from U.N.C.L.E. / Seventh Son / Testament of Youth)
2. Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn Ex Machina The Revenant Star Wars: The Force Awakens)