Boston Online Film Critics Snub 'Spotlight' for 'Mad Max'
'Mad Max' scored five wins from the association.
The Boston Online Film Critics Association on Saturday announced its 2015 winners, awarding best picture to Mad Max: Fury Road.
Critics opted for the Charlize Theron starrer over Spotlight, the true story about the Boston Globe journalists who uncovered a massive scandal of child molestation by priests, followed by a cover-up within the local Roman Catholic Archdiocese in 2001. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Brian d'Arcy star in the Tom McCarthy-directed pic.
Mad Max also scored big in four other categories, including best director for George Miller; best cinematography for John Seale; best editing for Margaret Sixel; and best original score for Junkie XL.
Michael B. Jordan took home best actor honors for Creed; Saoirse Ronan was named best actress for Brooklyn; Creed's Sylvester Stallone was awarded the best supporting actor prize; and Clouds of Sils Maria's Kristen Stewart earned the best supporting actress nod.
Elsewhere, Son of Saul was tapped as best foreign language film; Amy Winehouse doc Amy was named best documentary; and Spotlight earned best ensemble honors.
The association also announced their top 10 films of the year:
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Clouds of Sils Maria
7. Bridge of Spies
8. The Martian