Tuesday, 23 February 2016


Nearly three months after the first critics group announced its choices, here are the results of the 2015 Screen On Screen Critics' Tally. Carol claims the most nominations with eight, but wins none, as the competition is steamrolled by Mad Max: Fury Road, which wins five of seven nominations. Of the five films nominated for Best Picture, only three appear on Oscar's list of eight, and neither The Big Short nor The Revenant, each tipped to win Oscar's top award by many pundits, appear here. The only category to perfectly match the Academy's is Leading Actor, where Eddie Redmayne secures a nomination for The Danish Girl despite his co-star Alicia Vikander missing; never mind, she wins the Supporting Actress award for Ex Machina. These awards were devised by assigning point values to awards and polls from critics groups, with more influential groups carrying greater values to less influential ones.

Best Picture
Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Doug Mitchell and P. J. Voeten)
Carol (Todd Haynes, Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon and Stephen Woolley)
Inside Out (Ronnie del Carmen, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera)
Room (Lenny Abrahamson, David Gross and Ed Guiney)
Spotlight (Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Tom McCarthy, Nicole Rocklin and Michael Sugar)

Best Director
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Alejandr Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Brie Larson (Room)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Bridge of Spies)
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Nick Hornby (Brooklyn)
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Phyllis Nagy (Carol)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)

Best Cinematography
John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Roger Deakins (Sicario)
Edward Lachman (Carol)
Lee Ping Bin (The Assassin)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Best Editing
Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Hank Corwin (The Big Short)
Tom McArdle (Spotlight)
Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant)
Pietro Scalia (The Martian)

Best Production Design
Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Judy Becker (Carol)
Thomas E. Sanders (Crimson Peak)
Francois Seguin (Brooklyn)
Eve Stewart (The Danish Girl)

Best Music
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
Carter Burwell (Carol)
Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai and Sakamoto Ryuichi (The Revenant)
Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Johann Johannsson (Sicario)

Best Ensemble Cast
Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci (Spotlight)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C. K., Bryan Cranston, David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg and Alan Tudyk (Trumbo)
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei and Finn Wittrock (The Big Short)
Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight)
Neil Brown, Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, O'Shea Jackson and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)

Best Animated Feature
Inside Out (Ronnie del Carmen and Pete Docter)
Anomalisa (Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman)
The Good Dinosaur (Peter Sohn)
The Peanuts Movie (Steve Martino)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Burton and Richard Starzak)

Best Documentary
Amy (Asif Kapadia)
Best of Enemies (Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville)
Cartel Land (Matthew Heineman)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (Alex Gibney)
The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul (Nemes Laszlo)
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
Goodnight Mommy (Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz)
Mustant (Deniz Gamze Erguven)
Phoenix (Christian Petzold)