DC Critics Go for 'Spotlight;' AAFC Likes 'Straight Outta Compton'

From now on we're heading into the regional critics phase of awards season, with announcements coming almost every day. First, it's the Washington D.C. critics group, which also gave Spotlight the top prize, followed by George Miller in director, Leo Dicaprio in Best Actor, and another one for Saoirse Ronan in Actress.



  • Best Film: Spotlight
  • Best Director: George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
  • Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
  • Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
  • Best Acting Ensemble: Spotlight
  • Best Youth Performance: Jacob Tremblay (Room)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Room
  • Best Original Screenplay: Inside Out
  • Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
  • Best Documentary: Amy
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
  • Best Original Score: Sicario
  • Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Cinematography: The Revenant
  • Best Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road


  • Best Picture: "Straight Outta Compton"
  • Best Director: Ryan Coogler, “Creed”
  • Best Ensemble: "Straight Outta Compton"
  • Best Actor: Will Smith "Concussion"
  • Best Actress: Teyonah Parris "Chi-Raq"
  • Best Supporting Actor: Jason Mitchell "Straight Outta Compton" 
  • Best Supporting Actress: Tessa Thompson "Creed"
  • Best Independent Film: "Chi-Raq”
  • Best Screenplay: “Dope”
  • Breakout Performance: Michael B. Jordan “Creed”
  • Best Animation: "The Peanuts Movie"
  • Best Documentary: "A Ballerina’s Tale"