The Boston Online Film Critics announced their picks for the best of 2015 earlier today and once again, my expectations have been defied! I figured that since Spotlight is a Boston-story, it would be an easy pick for the Boston critics.
But no! The Boston Online Critics went for … MAD MAX: FURY ROAD! According to Awards Circuit, Creed was the runner-up. (Though, to be clear, the Boston Online Critics definitely did like Spotlight, naming it the 5th best film of 2015 and giving it awards for screenplay and ensemble.) Now again, that doesn’t mean that either Fury Road or Creed is going to be Oscar-nominated. But, every bit helps. With each victory, the idea of a Fury Road best picture nomination becomes just a little more plausible.
Here’s my question — one month ago, would you have believed that the early critics awards would be dominated by Mad Max, Sylvester Stallone, and Kristen Stewart?
Here are the winners!
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Michael B. Jordan, CREED
Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Sylvester Stallone, CREED
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Kristen Stewart, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
SON OF SAUL
BEST ANIMATED FILM:
John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Junkie XL, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR: