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Best of 2015 - Critics Choice Movie Awards

The Critics Choice Movie Awards (CCMAs) are hosted by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Parent Previews’ founder and chief reviewer Rod Gustafson is a voting member of this organization. The Critics Choice Movie Awards show will be televised on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Here is the BFCA’s list of the critics’ top picks for 2015. The winners are also indicated:

2016: NOMINATIONS FOR THE 21st ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Sicario
Spotlight —Winner
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian
Johnny Depp – Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant —Winner
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room —Winner
Jennifer Lawrence—Joy
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone – Creed —Winner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara – Carol
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl —Winner
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Shameik Moore – Dope
Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
Jacob Tremblay – Room —Winner

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Spotlight —Winner
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

BEST DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes – Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road —Winner
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Matt Charman,  Ethan Coen and Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out
Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight —Winner

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short —Winner
Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
Drew Goddard – The Martian
Emma Donoghue – Room
Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carol – Ed Lachman
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road– John Seale
The Martian—Dariusz Wolski
The Revenant—Emmanuel Lubezki —Winner
Sicario—Roger Deakins

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bridge of Spies—Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo
Brooklyn – François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay
Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
The Danish Girl– Eve Stewart, Michael Standish
Mad Max: Fury Road– Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson —Winner
The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

BEST EDITING
The Big Short—Hank Corwin
Mad Max: Fury Road– Margaret Sixel —Winner
The Martian – Pietro Scalia
The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight – Tom McArdle

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Carol – Sandy Powell
Cinderella – Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
Mad Max: Fury Road– Jenny Beavan —Winner

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
Black Mass
Carol
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road —Winner
The Revenant

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ex Machina
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road —Winner
The Martian
The Revenant
The Walk

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out —Winner
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road —Winner
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Sicario

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Daniel Craig – Spectre
Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road —Winner
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road —Winner

BEST COMEDY
The Big Short —Winner
Inside Out
Joy
Sisters
Spy
Trainwreck

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Christian Bale – The Big Short —Winner
Steve Carell – The Big Short
Robert De Niro – The Intern
Bill Hader – Trainwreck
Jason Statham – Spy

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Tina Fey – Sisters
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Melissa McCarthy – Spy
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck —Winner
Lily Tomlin – Grandma

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Ex Machina —Winner
It Follows
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Assassin
Goodnight Mommy
Mustang
The Second Mother
Son of Saul —Winner

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Amy —Winner
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
He Named Me Malala
The Look of Silence
Where to Invade Next

BEST SONG
Fifty Shades of Grey—Love Me Like You Do
Furious 7—See You Again —Winner
The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You
Love & Mercy—One Kind of Love
Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
Youth – Simple Song #3

BEST SCORE
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight—Ennio Morricone —Winner
The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto
Sicario – Johann Johannsson
Spotlight – Howard Shore

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

The Big Short

The Big Short

Every game has winners and losers.

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

An unsuspecting lawyer becomes the bridge between American and Soviet relations in a tense situation during the Cold War.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Can Irish eyes find a reason to smile in a new home?

Amy

Amy

The life and times of Amy Winehouse.

The Revenant

The Revenant

Never mess with a man who's been mauled by a bear.

The Walk

The Walk

Be careful... the next step could be your last.

Trainwreck

Trainwreck

Sometimes life can feel like you've been railroaded into disaster.

Youth

Youth

Remembering the not-so-good old days.

The Martian

The Martian

Left behind.

Trumbo

Trumbo

A Hollywood witch hunt is afoot.

Sicario

Sicario

Sicario is Spanish for hitman.

Spy

Spy

Pick me! Pick me!

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Is it art -- or just a way to glamorize gang culture?

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Genius. Visionary. Flawed.

Room

Room

Love cannot be contained.

Spotlight

Spotlight

A news teams sheds light on a dark secret.

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Far away pastures seldom turn out to be greener.

Sisters

Sisters

Double the trouble.

Spectre

Spectre

James Bond won't stop until he's uncovered the secrets of SPECTRE.

Anomalisa

Anomalisa

In the vastness of humanity, where can human connection be found?

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is an immortal legend, but who is the man behind the myth?

The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie

Life is just like that, Charlie Brown.

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

If three is a crowd, then eight is critical mass just waiting to explode.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

The impossible mission this time is to destroy a rogue team of agents as highly skilled as themselves.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Expect road rage, burning sand and flying bullets.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

High school kids are forced to contemplate questions about life and death.

Joy

Joy

One bright idea after another.

Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Didn't anyone learn anything from past mistakes?

Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy

The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson needs all the compassion and understanding he can get.

Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Never judge a hero by his size.

The Intern

The Intern

An old dog might just teach her some new tricks.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The hunger may finally be satisfied.

Inside Out

Inside Out

Emotions can sometimes get the better of you.

Black Mass

Black Mass

Dangerous things can happen when you shake up a family tree.

The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground

Are universities a hunting ground for sexual preditors?

Carol

Carol

Two women of opposite age and social standing find themselves attracted to one another.

He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

Synonymous with female rights and extraordinary courage.

Furious 7

Furious 7

The street race must go on.

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)

Disney takes on the Cinderella story once again...

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur

Best friends can come in any shape or size.

Creed

Creed

You're not out until they count to ten!

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

Always Danish, but not always a girl.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

His control issues extend from the board room to the bedroom...

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Intelligence: Real verses Artificial.

Dope

Dope

Using drugs to find your self is a dopy idea.