Monday, 19 December 2016


You can rely on the Irish! Ken Loach's Cannes Palme d'Or winner I, Daniel Blake is the Dublin Film Critics Circle's favourite film of the year. If you're going to think outside the box, and I recommend it wholeheartedly, this is the kind of thinking you ought to be doing. Nice work, DFCC!

Best Film
1. I, Daniel Blake
2. Arrival
3. Hell or High Water
4. Spotlight
5. Anomalisa
6. Captain Fantastic
=  Paterson
=  The Revenant
=  Room
=  Son of Saul
=  Train to Busan
=  The Witch

Best Director
1. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
2. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
3. Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
4. Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
5. Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
=  Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Evolution)

Best Actress
1. Amy Adams (Arrival)
2. Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
3. Brie Larson (Room)
4. Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
=  Seana Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary)
6. Isabelle Huppert (Things to Come)

Best Actor
1. Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)
2. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
3. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
=  Adam Driver (Paterson)
5. Rohrig Geza (Son of Saul)
=  Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
7. Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man)
=  Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best Screenplay
1. Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
2. Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
3. Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
4. Whit Stillman (Love & Friendship)
5. Emma Donoghue (Room)
=  Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic)
=  S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk)

Best Cinematography
1. Seamus McGarvey (Nocturnal Animals)
2. Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
3. Bradford Young (Arrival)
4. Jarin Blaschke (The Witch)
5. Natasha Braier (The Neon Demon)
=  Erdely Matyas (Son of Saul)

Best Documentary
1. Mattress Men
=  Weiner
3. 66 Days: Bobby Sands
4. Life, Animated
5. Atlantic
=  The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
=  Magnus
8. Crash and Burn

Best Irish Film
1. A Date for Mad Mary
2. Sing Street
3. Room
4. Viva
=  The Young Offenders
6. Mammal
=  The Survivalist

Best International Breakthrough
Hayley Squires

Best Irish Breakthrough
Seana Kerslake