Southeastern, Indiana, Detroit and Dallas Ft. Worth Critics All Name 'Spotlight' as Year's Best

More regional critics groups today, as Spotlight swept them all, but Brie Larson is notably catching up with Saoirse Ronan in critical wins for Actress here- after that Globe dismissal of Brooklyn, I'm starting to think Brie for sure has the upper hand there now.


The coolest thing these guys did with their picks is hand Liev Schreiber a win for Best Supporting Actor in Spotlight- I'm not sure what movie everyone else saw, but Schreiber was for sure the MVP of that cast in my opinion.

BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST ACTOR: Michael Caine, Youth
BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Liev Schreiber, Spotlight
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
BREAKTHROUGH: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina, The Danish Girl


Other than the Bryan Cranston win for Trumbo, this is pretty solid as well- it's interesting that Alicia Vikander is gaining critics momentum for her turn in Ex Machina instead of The Danish Girl- but I have a feeling that's because critics are rebelling against her position in supporting for the latter, apparently a film in which she's actually the clear lead.

Top 10
01. Spotlight
02. Mad Max: Fury Road
03. Room
04. Brooklyn
05. Carol
06. The Big Short
07. The Martian
08. Inside Out
09. Bridge of Spies
10. Trumbo

Best Actor
Winner: Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Runner-up: Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress
Winner: Brie Larson, Room
Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Runner-up: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Runner-up: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Ensemble
Winner: Spotlight
Runner-up: The Big Short

Best Director
Winner: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Runner-up: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Original Screenplay
Winner: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer for Spotlight
Runner-up: Bob Petersen, Pete Docter for Inside Out

Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner: Emma Donoghue for Room
Runner-up: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for The Big Short

Best Documentary
Winner: Amy
Runner-up: Best of Enemies

Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: Son of Saul
Runner-up: The Assassin

Best Animated Film
Winner: Inside Out
Runner-up: Anomalisa

Best Cinematography
Winner: John Seale for Mad Max: Fury Road
Runner-up: Luca Bigazzi for Youth


Undoubtedly the best choice here is their awarding Jacob Tremblay for his correct position, which is Best Actor, not supporting, in Room. That kid is the lead of that movie, and Brie if anything is supporting, not him. He's in every scene, narrates the story and drives all the action. Sorry guys, but just because it's a child does not mean the role is supporting.

Best Film
Winner: "Spotlight"
Runner-up: "Room"

Other finalists (listed alphabetically):
"The Big Short"
"The End of the Tour"
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"The Martian"
"Steve Jobs"
"Straight Outta Compton"

Best Animated Feature
Winner: "Anomalisa"
Runner-up:"Inside Out"

Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: "Son of Saul"
Runner-up:"Goodnight Mommy"

Best Documentary

Best Original Screenplay
Winner: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, "Spotlight"
Runner-up: Matt Charman, Joel & Ethan Coen, "Bridge of Spies"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner: Emma Donoghue, "Room"
Runner-up: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, "The Big Short"

Best Director
Winner: George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Runner-up: Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

Best Actor
Winner: Jacob Tremblay, "Room"
Runner-up: Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour"

Best Actress
Winner: Brie Larson, "Room"
Runner-up: Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"
Runner-up: Idris Elba, "Beasts of No Nation"

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Greta Gerwig, "Mistress America"
Runner-up: Elizabeth Banks, "Love & Mercy"

Best Vocal/Motion-Capture Performance
Winner: Phyllis Smith, "Inside Out"
Runner-up: Tom Noonan, "Anomalisa"

Best Musical Score
Winner: Junkie XL, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Runner-up: Disasterpeace, "It Follows"


Some love for The Revenant here, where it won Director and Actor, plus some techs, while Spotlight still came out on top. But again, Brie Larson triumphed here too, adding to her growing collection of hardware, where the Oscar will probably reside soon as well.

Best Picture: Spotlight

Best Animated Feature: Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul

Best Documentary: Amy

Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Actress: Brie Larson (Room)

Best Supporting Actor: Paul Dano (Love and Mercy)

Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara (Carol)

Best Screenplay: Spotlight

Best Cinematography: The Revenant

Best Musical Score: The Revenant