Tom McCarthy’s drama following journalists investigating pedophile priests had a good day on Sunday, winning best film at both the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards and the Boston Society of Film Critics. The movie won three other big prizes from NYFCO as well: best director for McCarthy, best screenplay for Josh Singer’s script and best ensemble, feting the all-star cast of Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and more.
The organization also listed its top ten films of the year in alphabetical order: “45 years,” “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “Carol,” “Max Max: Fury Road,” “Sicario,” “Spotlight,” “Steve Jobs” and “Trumbo.”
Other big winners include best actress for Brie Larson’s performance in “Room” and best actor for Paul Dano in “Love & Mercy.” Check out the full winners list below.
DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
SCREENPLAY: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
ACTRESS: Brie Larson, Room
ACTOR: Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rooney Mara, Carol
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
CINEMATOGRAPHY: John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE: Son of Saul
ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out
ENSEMBLE CAST: Spotlight
DEBUT AS DIRECTOR: Alex Garland, Ex Machina
USE OF MUSIC: Love & Mercy; Atticus Ross, Composer; Featuring the Music of Brian Wilson
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina, The Danish Girl