Chicago Goes for 'Mad Max;' Las Vegas Picks 'Spotlight'

There seems to be no other movie besides Spotlight, Fury Road or Carol that can win Best Picture with the critics this year. Their loyalties are split between those three critical darlings.


Mad Max was obviously loved here, winning the top prizes along with many techs- I'm wondering if we could have a split BP/BD year in which Spotlight takes Best Picture but George Miller is awarded in director for his artistic achievment with Fury Road.

Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, EX MACHINA
Best Cinematography: John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Best Editing: Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Best Art Direction/Production Design: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Best Supporting Actor: Benicio Del Toro, SICARIO
Most Promising Performer: Jacob Tremblay, ROOM
Most Promising Filmmaker: Alex Garland, EX MACHINA
Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT
Best Adapted Screenplay: Adam McKay & Charles Rudolph, THE BIG SHORT
Best Foreign Language Film: SON OF SAUL
Best Documentary: AMY
Best Animated Feature: INSIDE OUT
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, THE REVENANT
Best Actress: Brie Larson, ROOM
Best Director: George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Best Picture: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD


The Vegas critics were more impressed by Spotlight this year, and you'll notice, after an early flirtation with Saoirse Ronan, the critics have now decided that Brie Larson is in fact, the one who should be winning Best Actress. I think you can thank the Golden Globes' dismissal of Brooklyn for that. Everyone likes to be right, and everyone is influenced by the preceding announcers, whether they admit it or not. But the category that's completely up in the air with not a single frontrunner or even guaranteed nominee seems to be Best Supporting Actor. Talk about a lack of consensus. That thing's all over the place. I'm personally hoping Stallone comes in and takes it- I'd love to see him at the podium, wouldn't you? Course, he has to get nominated first, which is the challenge.

Best Picture

Best Director
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Actress
Brie Larson (Room)

Best Supporting Actor
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress
Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)

Best Screenplay (Original)

Best Screenplay (Adapted)
The Martian

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Best Film Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Art Direction

Best Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Score
The Hateful Eight

Best Song
‘See You Again’ (Furious 7)

Best Ensemble

Best Animated Film
Inside Out

Best Documentary
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Best Foreign Film
Goodnight Mommy

Best Action Film
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Comedy Film

Best Family Film

Best Horror / Sci-Fi Film
Ex Machina

Best Breakout Filmmaker
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)

Youth in Film Award
Jacob Tremblay (Room)