The 2015 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Cate Blanchett in Carol

Good news, gays! Todd Haynes once again tops the bill at the Critics Consensus Awards, with eight nominations for another female-led LGBTQIA+ picture: Carol, matching Far from Heaven's once-record haul of eight nominations. It's a female-focused Best Picture lineup for 2015 (though, alas, none of the movies up for any top award were directed by women), with all four of the five with one or two clear leads are led by at least one female character. The Revenant, which very nearly won the Best Picture Oscar, misses a nomination in that category here, with surprise nominees Inside Out and Room making it in instead. This was one of the closest and most volatile races in that category in the 50 years of the CCAs to date, with nine movies battling for five slots. Elsewhere, the Animated Feature linup proves once again that the critics aren't nearly as strong as the Academy at picking great animated nominees (though we're looking at data collected mostly from smaller, regional critics groups in this category), though the Foreign Language Film lineup might just be the strongest out of all 16 for 2015. Check back later for winners' details, and check below for all the nominees:


Best Picture

Carol (Todd Haynes, Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon and Stephen Woolley)

Inside Out (Ronnie del Carmen, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera)

Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Doug Mitchell and P. J. Voeten)

Room (Lenny Abrahamson, David Gross and Ed Guiney)

Spotlight (Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Tom McCarthy, Nicole Rocklin and Michael Sugar)


Best Director

Todd Haynes (Carol)

Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant)

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Ridley Scott (The Martian)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett (Carol)

Brie Larson (Room)

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)

Matt Damon (The Martian)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

Rooney Mara (Carol)

Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)

Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)

Benicio del Toro (Sicario)

Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Michael Shannon (99 Homes)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)


Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Bridge of Spies)

Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)

Alex Garland (Ex Machina)

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)

Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Emma Donoghue (Room)

Nick Hornby (Brooklyn)

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)

Phyllis Nagy (Carol)

Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)


Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (Sicario)

Edward Lachman (Carol)

Lee Ping Bin (The Assassin)

Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road)


Best Editing

Hank Corwin (The Big Short)

Tom McArdle (Spotlight)

Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant)

Pietro Scalia (The Martian)

Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)


Best Production Design

Judy Becker (Carol)

Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Thomas E. Sanders (Crimson Peak)

Francois Seguin (Brooklyn)

Eve Stewart (The Danish Girl)


Best Music

Carter Burwell (Carol)

Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai and Sakamoto Ryuichi (The Revenant)

Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Johann Johannsson (Sicario)

Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)


Best Ensemble Cast

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C. K., Bryan Cranston, David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg and Alan Tudyk (Trumbo)

Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei and Finn Wittrock (The Big Short)

Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight)

Neil Brown, Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)

Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci (Spotlight)


Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa (Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, Dino Stamatopoulos and Rosa Tran)

The Good Dinosaur (Denise Ream and Peter Sohn)

Inside Out (Ronnie del Carmen, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera)

The Peanuts Movie (Paul Feig, Steve Martino, Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz, Michael J. Travers and Cornelius Uliano)

Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Burton, Paul Kewley, Julie Lockhart and Richard Starzak)


Best Documentary

Amy (James Gay-Rees and Asif Kapadia)

Best of Enemies (Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville)

Cartel Land (Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin)

Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (Alex Gibney, Kristen Vaurio and Lawrence Wright)

The Look of Silence (Signe Byrge Sorensen and Joshua Oppenheimer)


Best Foreign Language Film

The Assassin (Hou Hsiao Hsien, Huang Wen Ying and Liao Ching Song)

Goodnight Mommy (Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz and Ulrich Seidl)

Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erguven and Charles Gillibert)

Phoenix (Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Christian Petzold and Michael Weber)

Son of Saul (Nemes Laszlo, Rajna Gabor and Sipos Gabor)


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