St. Louis, Nevada and Vancouver Critics Go For 'Spotlight,' Brie Larson


Spotlight is solidifying its status with critics as the year's Best Picture, while Brie Larson is now dominating everywhere for Best Actress. The supporting categories remain the ones where there's no consensus, although Stallone is racking up the highest number of wins at the moment there. Here's hoping he actually pulls off the Oscar nomination in the end.

Best Film: Spotlight
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: Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Martian – Drew Goddard (Screenplay); Andy Weir (Novel)
Best Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
Best Cinematography: The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Art Direction: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson (Production Designer)
Best Visual Effects: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Score: The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Best Soundtrack: Love & Mercy
Best Song: “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Best Comedy Film: Trainwreck
Best Documentary Film: Amy

Best Foreign Language Film: Goodnight Mommy
Best Scene: The Revenant – Hugh is mauled by a grizzly.
Worst Film: Fantastic Four


An almost identical list to St. Louis, except for Tom Hardy as Supporting Actor and Innaritu for Best Director. this could potentially be a split Picture/Director year, but the problem with that always comes down to finding at least three statues for the Best Picture winner to walk away with- come up with something Spotlight can win besides Picture and Screenplay and then we'll talk about handing director to someone else.

Best Film - Spotlight 
Best Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant 
Best Actress - Brie Larson - Room 
Best Supporting Actor - Tom Hardy - The Revenant 
Best Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina 
Best Youth Performance - Jacob Tremblay - Room 
Best Director - Alejandro Iñárritu - The Revenant 
Best Original Screenplay - Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer - Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay - tie - Drew Goddard for The Martian and Emma Donoghue for Room 
Best Ensemble Cast - Spotlight 
Best Documentary - Amy 
Best Animated Movie - Inside Out 
Best Production Design - Francois Séguin - Brooklyn 
Best Cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki - The Revenant 
Best Visual Effects - Ex Machina 


A similar scenario, but Fassbender in Actor and Miller in director. If there is a split this year, I can almost guarantee that George Miller will be the one to benefit from it- the artistic achievement aspect of Mad Max will be what they want to reward. 

BEST FILM: Spotlight

BEST ACTOR: Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

BEST ACTRESS: Brie Larson, Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SCREENPLAY: Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa