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New York Film Critics Online Name ‘Spotlight’ Best Film of the Year

Spotlight” has taken home yet another big critics prize, with the New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) naming it the best film of 2015 when it announced the winners of its awards on Sunday.

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.

PICTURE: Spotlight

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

DOCUMENTARY: Amy

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

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