While we're gearing up to announce the WAFCA Awards winners tomorrow morning at 8am (I'll be part of the announcement as usual), our colleagues on the west coast have delivered their top honors today. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named Spotlight the best movie of 2015, firming up its spot as the clear Oscar favorite in the category.
The winner of the most awards went to Mad Max: Fury Road, however, with three awards for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Director for George Miller. The acting categories were off the usual tract with Michael Shannon winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in 99 Homes and Alicia Vikander taking Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina rather than The Danish Girl.
The full list of winners is below:
Best Film: "Spotlight"
Runner-up: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Director: George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-up: Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs“
Runner-up: Geza Rohrig, “Son of Saul”
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Runner-up: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Runner-up: Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Best Documentary: “Amy”
Runner-up: “The Look of Silence”
Best Animated Film: “Anomalisa”
Runner-up: “Inside Out”
Best Foreign Language Film: "Son Of Saul"
Runner-up: "The Tribe"
Best Screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
Runner-up: Charlie Kaufman, “Anomalisa”
Best Cinematography: John Seale, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-up: Edward Lachman, “Carol”
Best Editing: Hank Corwin, “The Big Short”
Runner-up: Margaret Sixel, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Musical Score: Carter Burwell, “Anomalisa” and “Carol”
Runner-up: Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Runner-up: Judy Becker, “Carol”