Utah and Kansas City Critics like 'Mad Max;' Black Film Critics Circle Awards 'Creed'


The Black Film Critics Circle embraced one of my favorite movies of the year, Creed, wholeheartedly, giving it every acting honor except Best Actress, which even they now cannot deny to Brie Larson. They also like George Miller in director instead of Ryan Coogler, which interesting.

Best Picture: Creed

Best Directing: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Creed

Best Actress: Brie Larson, Room

Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress: Tessa Thompson, Creed

Best Screenwriting (Original Screenplay): Straight Outta Compton

Best Screenwriting (Adapted Screenplay): The Martian

Best Cinematography: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul

Best Documentary Feature: What Happened, Miss Simone?

Best Animated Feature: Inside Out

Best Ensemble Performance: Straight Outta Compton



Meanwhile, these guys prefer Mad Max down the line, but they also like Stallone, and look at that Rose Byrne win for Spy in supporting- now that's creative. I also like seeing an acknowledgment of The Hunting Ground in documentary- one of the most important films of the year.

Best Picture: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
(Runner-up: THE MARTIAN)

Best Director: George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

(Runner-up: Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN)

 Best Actress: Brie Larson, ROOM
(Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN)

 Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, THE REVENANT
(Runner-up: Matt Damon, THE MARTIAN)

 Best Supporting Actress: Rose Byrne, SPY
(Runner-up: Alicia Vikander, EX MACHINA)

 Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, CREED
(Runner-up: Oscar Isaac, EX MACHINA)

 Best Original Screenplay: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley, INSIDE OUT
(Runner-up: SPOTLIGHT)

 Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard, THE MARTIAN
(Runner-up: Nick Hornby, BROOKLYN)

Best Cinematography: John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
(Runner-up: Emmanuel Lubezki, THE REVENANT)

 Best Documentary: THE HUNTING GROUND
(Runner-up: AMY)

 Best Foreign Language Film: TIMBUKTU
(Runner-up: SON OF SAUL)

Best Animated Feature:INSIDE OUT


The KC guys went for Mad Max too, and awesomely, Charlize Theron in Actress, which I really hope happens at the Oscars, at least for a nod. And there's no way that Alicia Vikander is getting into supporting actress for Ex Machina, so the critics continual refusal to acknowledge The Danish Girl's existence is kind of amusing.

Best Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Suppt Actress: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Best Suppt Actor: Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Foreign Language Film: Phoenix
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Best Scifi, Fantasy, Horror: Ex Machina