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‘Spotlight’ Named Best Film of 2015 by Boston Society of Film Critics

Pic also won screenplay and ensemble cast honors.

Unsurprisingly, given the hometown connections and particularly the role the Boston Globe played in the narrative (to say nothing of the fact that the film is brilliant and critically acclaimed), Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” has been named the best film of the year by the Boston Society of Film Critics. “Mad Max: Fury Road” was the runner-up, and a “distant second” according to Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr.

“Love & Mercy” star Paul Danon and “The Revenant’s” Leonardo DiCaprio shared the best actor prize, while Charlotte Rampling won best actress for “45 Years.”

Another Boston group, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, named “Mad Max: Fury Road” the year’s best last week, mirroring the National Board of Review’s decision.

Full list of BSFC winners below.

Best Picture:Spotlight”; Runner-up: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Director: Todd Haynes (“Carol”); Runner-up: Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”)
Best Actor: (TIE) Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”) and Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”); Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”)
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”); Runner-up: Sylvester Stallon (“Creed”)
Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart (“Clouds of Sils Maria”); Runner-up: Alicia Vikander (unspecified)
Best Screenplay: “Spotlight”; Runner-up: “Carol”
Best Cinematography: “Carol”; Runner-up: “The Revenant”
Best Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road”; Runner-up: “Spotlight”
Best Original Score: “Love & Mercy”; Runner-up: “Creed”
Best Ensemble Cast: “Spotlight”; Runner-up: “The Big Short”
Best Animated Film: (TIE) “Anomalisa” and “Inside Out”; Runner-up: “Shaun the Sheep Movie”
Best Foreign Film: “The Look of Silence”; Runner-up: “White God”
Best Documentary: “Amy”; Runner-up: “The Look of Silence”
Best New Filmmaker: Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”); Runner-up: Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”

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