Boston Online Film Critics Snub 'Spotlight' for 'Mad Max'

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'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: 

George Miller

1. Mad Max: Fury Road

2. Creed

3. Brooklyn

4. Carol

5. Spotlight

6. Clouds of Sils Maria

7. Bridge of Spies

8. The Martian

9. Anomalisa

10. Tangerine