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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

2015 Film Critics' Awards


As really enjoy when I guess right almost all Oscar winners and knowing that guessing is done best by following awards buzz and not considering how good movies are, then this year have to do again the critics' post and today is a good day to start post that will be a work in progress until the last group announces their winner which will happen in early February 2016.


Most critics' groups are American but you will also find groups from Canada, Ireland and UK. This year will include for again the FIPRESCI Grand Prix, an award that is voted by 553 film critics from all over the world.

As in previous years' posts will publish link to read all winners and will list winners in the following categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Documentary. Before the list, and to have ALL critics in one post, is the summary for the major film critics' groups (each has an individual post in blog).

This year decide to include estimate dates for each group announcement in the 2015/2016 Key Dates Calendar. Most dates come from official site announcements while some are tentative from industry sources.

Major Critics' Groups

FIPRESCI
2015 Grand Prix: Mad Max: Fury Road

Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Official Site
Winners: Post Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: Amy

Critics' Choice Movie Awards (BFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Post Official Site
Winners: Post Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Golden Globe Awards (HFPA)
Official Site
Nominations: Post Official Site
Winners: Post Official Site
Best Film: The Revenant
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: N/A

International Press Academy (Satellite Awards) (IPA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site Post
Winners:  Official Site Post
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

National Board of Review (NBR)
Official Site
Winners: Post Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: Ridley Scott for The Martian
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Matt Damon in The Martian
Best Documentary: Amy

New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Official Site
Winners: Post Official Site
Best Film: Carol
Best Director: Todd Haynes for Carol
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Michael Keaton in Spotlight
Best Documentary: In Jackson Heights

The List

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
Official Site
Winners: Press Article
Best Film: Straight Outta Compton
Best Director: Ryan Coogler for Creed
Best Actress: Teyonah Parris in Chi-Raq
Best Actor: Will Smith in Concussion
Best Documentary: A Ballerina's Tale

Alliance of Women Film Journalists (EDA Awards) (AWFJ)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Award Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC)
Official Site
Winners: News
Best Film: Creed
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan in Creed
Best Documentary: What Happened, Miss Simone?

Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Todd Haynes for Carol
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Best Actor: (tie) Paul Dano in Love & Mercy and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary:  Amy

Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Saorise Ronan in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan in Creed
Best Documentary: Amy

Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: News Twitter
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Twitter
Best Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS1)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site News
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS2)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Saroise Ronan in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Michael Caine in Youth
Best Documentary: Amy

Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) - Due to results will not add to tally
Winners: News
Best Film: Inside Out
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: Queen of Ireland

Filmcomment Film Society of Lincoln Center (FFSLC)
Best films of 2015 Official Site
Best Film: Carol

Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Paul Dano in Love & Mercy
Best Documentary: Amy

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Dorian Awards) (GALECA)
Official Site
Nominations: News
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Carol
Best Director: Todd Haynes for Carol
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett in Carol
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

The Guardian UK Top 10 films (TG)
Official Site Article
Best Film: 45 Years

The Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Official Site
Nominations: News
Winners: News
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: Amy

Indiana Film Journalist Association (IFJA)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Jacob Tremblay in Room
Best Documentary: Amy

Indiewire Annual Critics Survey (IW)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA)
Winners: News
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: Amy

Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: News
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS)
Official Site
Winners: Official Twitter
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Going Clear - Scientology and the Prison of Belief

London Film Critics Circle (LFCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Twitter News Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Best Actor: Tom Courtenay in 45 Years
Best Documentary: Amy

National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Todd Hayes for Carol
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan in Creed
Best Documentary: Amy

Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site (Not yet updated, but will be eventually) Twitter
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Paul Dano in Love & Mercy
Best Documentary: Amy

North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: Amy

North Texas Film Critics Association (NTFCA)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: The Martian
Best Director: Ridley Scott for The Martian
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
Facebook
Winners: facebook News
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Online Film Critics Society (OFCS)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Carol Blanchett in Carol
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: Amy

Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site News
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Ridley Scott for The Martian
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: He Named Me Malala

St. Louis Film Critics Association (SLFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Twitter
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Cartel Land

San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Facebook
Winners: Facebook
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller in Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Paul Dano in Love & Mercy
Best Documentary: Listen to Me Marlon

Seattle Film Critics Survey (SFCS)
Winners: News
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Nina Hoss in Phoenix
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Sight&Sound Film Magazine (168 International Critics) (S&S)
Article in magazine: Official Site
Number 1 Film: The Assassin

Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA)
Awards Site
Winners: News
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Bryan Cranston in Trumbo
Best Documentary: Amy

Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site News
Best Film: Carol
Best Director: Todd Haynes for Caron
Best Actress: Nina Hoss in Phoenix
Best Actor: Tom Hardy in Legend
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Utah Film Critics Association (UFCA)
Winners: News
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: The Hunting Ground

Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Best Documentary: Amy

Variety Film Critics Poll (VFCP)
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Carol

The Village Voice Critics Poll (TVVC)
Official Site
Winners: Official Site
Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Best Actor: Géza Röhrig in Son of Saul
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

The Washington DC Area Film Critics (WAFCA)
Official Site
Nominations: Official Site
Winners: Official Site Twitter
Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Best Documentary: Amy

Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC)
Official Site
Nominations: Blog Post
Winners: Official Site
Best Film (about women): Suffragette
Best Director: n/a
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan in Suffragette
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl
Best Documentary: Amy

Tally

The following is a summary with winners in the five main categories. Tally will be update when each group makes their announcement.

Best Film
25 - Spotlight (BSFC, NYFCO, LAFCA, WAFCA, SFFCC, IFJA, DFCS2, SEFCA, DFWFCA, LVFCS, PCC, SLFCA, NFCS, VFCC, PFCS. NSFC, NCFCA, OFCC, COFCA, HFCS, DFCS1, AWFJ, IFCA, BFCA, IPA)
15 - Mad Max: Fury Road (FIPRESCI, NBR, BOFCA, OFCS, IW, SDFCS, TVVC, CFCA, KCFCC, UFCA, FFCC, AFCA, GFCA, LFCC, SFCS)
5 - Carol (NYFCC, TFCA, FFSLC, VFCP, GALECA)
1 - The Assassin (S&S)
1 - Straight Outta Compton (AAFCA)
1 - Suffragette (WFCC)
1 - 45 Years (TG)
1 - Creed (BFCC)
1 - The Martian (NTFCA)
1 - The Revenant (HFPA)

Best Director
26 - George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road (BOFCA, LAFCA, WAFCA, OFCS, SFFCC, IFJA, DFCS2, SEFCA, IW, SDFCS, TVVC, CFCA, PCC, KCFCC, VFCC, UFCA, BFCC, FFCC, AFCA, NCFCA, OFCC, GFCA,DFCS1, LFCC, SFCS, BFCA)
7 - Tom McCarthy for Spotlight (NYFCO, LVFCS, SLFCA, COFCA, AWJF, IFCA, IPA)
5 - Todd Haynes for Carol (NYFCC, BSFC. TFCA, NFSC, GALECA)
4 - Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant (DFWFCA, NFCS, HFCS, HFPA)
3 - Ridley Scott for The Martian (NBR, PFCS, NTFCA)
1 - Ryan Coogler for Creed (AAFCA)

Best Actress
26 - Brie Larson in Room (NBR, NYFCO, IFJA, SEFCA, DFWFCA, SDFCS, CFCA, LVFCS, PCC, SLFCA, NFCS, VFCC, UFCA, BFCC, PFCS, FFCC, AFCA, OFCC, NTFCA, COFCA, GFCA, HFCS, HFPA, DFCS1, IFCA, BFCA)
7 - Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years (BSFC, LAFCA, IW, TVVC, NSFC, AWFJ, LFCC)
7 - Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn (NYFCC, BOFCA, WAFCA, SFFCC, DFCS2, NCFCA, IPA)
2 - Cate Blanchett in Carol (OFCS, GALECA)
2 - Nina Hoss in Phoenix (TFCA, SFCS)
1 - Teyonah Parris in Chi-Raq (AAFCA)
1 - Carrey Mulligan in Suffragette (WFCC)
1 - Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road (KCFCC)

Best Actor
22 - Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (BSFC, WAFCA, DFWFCA, SDFCS, CFCA, LVFCS, KCFCC, SLFCA, NFCS, UFCA, PFCS, OFCC, NTFCA, COFCA, GFCA, HFPA, DFCS1, AWFJ, SFCS, BFCA, GALECA, IPA)
9 - Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs (LAFCA. OFCS, IW, PCC, VFCC, AFCA, NCFCA, HFCS, IFCA)
4 - Paul Dano in Love & Mercy (BSFC, NYFCO, SFFCC, FCCC)
3 - Michael B. Jordan in Creed (BOFCA, BFCC, NSFC)
1 - Matt Damon in The Martian (NBR)
1 - Michael Keaton in Spotlight (NYFCC)
1 - Will Smith in Concussion (AAFCA)
1 - Tom Hardy in Legend (TFCA)
1 - Jacob Tremblay in Room (IFJA)
1 - Michael Caine in Youth (DFCS2)
1 - Bryan Cranston in Trumbo (SEFCA)
1 - Géza Röhrig in Son of Saul (TVVC)
1 - Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl (WFCC)
1 - Tom Courtenay in 45 Years (LFCC)

Best Documentary
29 - Amy (NBR, BOFCA, BSFC, LAFCA, NYFCO, WAFCA, IFJA, DFCS2, SEFCA, DFWFCA, CFCA, WFCC, PCC, KCFCC, SLFCA, NFCS, VFCC, FFCC, NSFC, NCFCA, OFCC, NTFCA, GFCA, HFCS, AWFJ, IFCA, LFCC, BFCA, GALECA)
9 - The Look of Silence (TFCA, OFCS, IW, TVVC, AFCA, COFCA, DFCS1, SFCS, IPA )
1 - In Jackson Heights (NYFCC)
1 - A Ballerina's Tale (AAFCA)
1 - Listen to Me Marlon (SFFCC)
1 - Cartel Land (SDFCS)
1 - Going Clear - Scientology and the Prison of Belief (LVFCS)
1 - The Hunting Ground (UFCA)
1 - What Happened, Miss Simone? (BFCC)
1 - He Named Me Malala (PFCS)

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