Monday, December 14, 2015

Online Film Critics Society Award Winners Announced

Over the last few weeks, I've been frantically trying to catch up on the best films of the year (and some of the worst which people mistakenly believe are the best) in order to vote in the Online Film Critics Society's (OFCS) annual awards. The nominations were announced last week, and today the names of the winners were released. Those winners can be found below, and I have also highlighted all of my 1st place choices in each category to see how well my choices lined up with the eventual winners (and because in previous years I forgot what my top choices were almost as soon as I made them).

Spoilers: I was really in the tank for Fury Road, and so were many of my fellow critics, because we are shiny and chrome.

Best Picture
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Winner - Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Winner - Inside Out

Best Film Not in the English Language
The Assassin (Taiwan)
Goodnight Mommy (Austria)
Mustang (France)
Phoenix (Germany)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Winner - The Assassin

Best Documentary
Best of Enemies
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Look of Silence

Winner - The Look of Silence

Best Director
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)

Winner - George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)

Winner - Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Winner - Cate Blanchett (Carol)

Best Supporting Actor
Benicio Del Toro (Sicario)
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Winner - Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)

Best Supporting Actress
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Cynthia Nixon (James White)
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Winner - Rooney Mara (Carol)

Best Original Screenplay
Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley)
Mistress America (Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach)
Sicario (Taylor Sheridan)
Spotlight (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)

Winner - Spotlight (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Brooklyn (Nick Hornby)
Carol (Phyllis Nagy)
The Martian (Drew Goddard)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
Steve Jobs (Aaron Sorkin)

Winner - Carol (Phyllis Nagy)

Best Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)
The Martian (Pietro Scalia)
The Revenant (Stephen Mirrione)
Sicario (Joe Walker)
Steve Jobs (Elliot Graham)

Winner - Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)

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

Winner - Mad Max: Fury Road (John Seale)

Non-U.S. Releases (Alphabetical Order):
Cemetery of Splendor
The Club
The Lobster
Mountains May Depart
Mia Madre
Right Now, Wrong Then
The Sunset Song