Boston Critics Name 'Spotlight' Best Picture
Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Dano, Charlotte Rampling, Kristen Stewart and Mark Rylance were named winners in the acting categories.
The Boston Society of Film Critics, voting Sunday, named Spotlight the best picture of the year, and also recognized the fact-based journalism drama, which follows a group of Boston Globe reporters as they expose sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, for its ensemble cast and script.
The Beantown critics hailed 45 Years' Charlotte Rampling as best actress, while Love & Mercy's Paul Dano and The Revenant's Leonardo DiCaprio tied as winners in the best actor category.
Todd Haynes received the group's best director honors for Carol; Kristen Stewart and Mark Rylance scored best supporting actress and actor nods for their roles in Clouds of Sils Maria and Bridge of Spies, respectively; and Marielle Heller was named best new filmmaker for The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
The BSFC's best-picture selection differs from that of the Boston Online Film Critics Association, who instead opted for the Society's runner-up, Mad Max: Fury Road.
A list of the announced winners follows:
Best picture: Spotlight
Best director: Todd Haynes, Carol
Best actor (tie): Paul Dano, Love & Mercy and Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best actress: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Best supporting actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best supporting actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
Best screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Best cinematography: Edward Lachman, Carol
Best documentary: Amy
Best animated film (tie): Anomalisa and Inside Out
Best film editing: Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best new filmmaker: Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Best ensemble cast: Spotlight
Best use of music in a film: Love & Mercy
Best foreign-language film: The Look of Silence