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Central Ohio Film Critics Honor Film in 2015

Hope Madden Hope Madden Central Ohio Film Critics Honor Film in 2015
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The 14th annual awards ceremony for the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA) honored the best the film industry had to offer in 2015.

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy’s investigative drama, took the prize for best film as well as best director, best ensemble, and best original screenplay.

Alicia Vikander also gathered a big stash of awards, pulling in honors for Best Supporting Actress (Ex Machina), and Actor of the Year for her exemplary body of work in Burnt, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Seventh Son, and Testament of Youth. The likely Oscar nominee also won the award for Breakthrough Film Artist.

The critics association, consisting of print, online and broadcast film critics from Columbus and elsewhere in Central Ohio, nominates films and artists for technical achievement, performance, animation, foreign language, and writing. A final vote, coordinated by COFCA organizer Mark Pfeiffer, also awarded top honors to Brie Larson for her performance in Room, Leonardo DiCaprio for his turn in The Revenant, and Benicio Del Toro as Best Supporting Actor for Sicario.

The complete list of awards:

Best Film

  1. Spotlight
  2. Inside Out
  3. Room
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road
  5. Ex Machina
  6. Sicario
  7. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  8. The Revenant
  9. The Big Short
  10. The Martian

Best Director
– Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
– Runner-up: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor
– Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
– Runner-up: Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress
– Brie Larson, Room
– Runners-up: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn and Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Supporting Actor
– Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
– Runner-up: Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina

Best Supporting Actress
– Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
– Runner-up: Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Best Ensemble
– Spotlight
– Runner-up: The Hateful Eight

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)
– Alicia Vikander, Burnt, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Seventh Son, and
Testament of Youth
– Runner-up: Domhnall Gleeson, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, The Revenant, and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Breakthrough Film Artist
– Alicia Vikander, Burnt, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Seventh Son, and Testament of Youth (for acting)
– Runner-up: Sean Baker, Tangerine (for producing, directing, screenwriting, film editing, cinematography, camera operation, and casting)

Best Cinematography
– Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
– Runner-up: John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Editing
– Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
– Runner-up: Joe Walker, Sicario

Best Adapted Screenplay
– Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
– Runner-up: Emma Donoghue, Room

Best Original Screenplay
– Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
– Runner-up: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out

Best Score
– Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
– Runner-up: Junkie XL, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Documentary
– The Look of Silence
– Runner-up: Amy

Best Foreign Language Film
– Phoenix
– Runner-up: Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes)

Best Animated Film
– Inside Out
– Runner-up: Anomalisa

Best Overlooked Film
– The Tribe (Plemya)
– Runner-up: The Gift

COFCA’s official website at www.cofca.org contains links to member reviews and past award winners. For more information about the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, please visit the site.

Read more from Hope (COFCA member) at MADDWOLF and listen to her weekly horror movie podcast, FRIGHT CLUB.

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