DETROIT – The Detroit Film Critics Society announces the BEST OF 2015 winners in ten categories.

This year, there were seven nominated films due to a three-way tie in the nomination process. The top winner was SPOTLIGHT with five nominations and winning in four categories of Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Ensemble and Best Screenplay. Alicia Vikander took two awards in the categories of Best Supporting Actress for THE DANISH GIRL and Best Breakthrough for her performances in both THE DANISH GIRL and EX MACHINA.

THE NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 PICKED BY THE DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY (Winners are in bold)

1. BEST PICTURE
• BROOKLYN
• INSIDE OUT
• MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
• THE REVENANT
• SICARIO
• SPOTLIGHT
• YOUTH

2. BEST DIRECTOR
• JOHN CROWLEY – BROOKLYN
• ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU – THE REVENANT
• TOM MCCARTHY – SPOTLIGHT
• GEORGE MILLER – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
• PAOLO SORRENTINO – YOUTH

3. BEST ACTOR
• CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT – JAMES WHITE
• MICHAEL CAINE – YOUTH
• LEONARDO DICAPRIO – THE REVENANT
• MICHAEL FASSBENDER – STEVE JOBS
• TOM HARDY – LEGEND

4. BEST ACTRESS
• CATE BLANCHETT – CAROL
• BRIE LARSON – ROOM
• JENNIFER LAWRENCE – JOY
• BEL POWLEY – THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
• SAOIRSE RONAN – BROOKLYN

5. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
• PAUL DANO – LOVE & MERCY
• BENICIO DEL TORO – SICARIO
• OSCAR ISAAC – EX MACHINA
• LIEV SCHREIBER – SPOTLIGHT
• JACOB TREMBLAY – ROOM

6. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
• JENNIFER JASON LEIGH – THE HATEFUL EIGHT
• CYNTHIA NIXON – JAMES WHITE
• KRISTEN STEWART – CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
• ALICIA VIKANDER – THE DANISH GIRL
• ALICIA VIKANDER – EX MACHINA

7. BEST ENSEMBLE
• THE BIG SHORT
• THE HATEFUL EIGHT
• INSIDE OUT
• JOY
• SPOTLIGHT

8. BEST BREAKTHROUGH
• EMORY COHEN – BROOKLYN – ACTOR
• SEAN BAKER – TANGERINE– DIRECTOR
• BEL POWLEY – THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL – ACTRESS
• JACOB TREMBLAY – ROOM – ACTOR
• ALICIA VIKANDER – THE DANISH GIRL, EX MACHINA – ACTRESS

9. BEST SCREENPLAY
• PETE DOCTER, MEG LEFAUVE, JOSH COOLEY– INSIDE OUT
• NICK HORNBY – BROOKLYN
• JOSH SINGER, TOM MCCARTHY – SPOTLIGHT
• CHARLES RANDOLPH, ADAM MCKAY – THE BIG SHORT
• QUENTIN TARANTINO – THE HATEFUL EIGHT

10. BEST DOCUMENTARY

• AMY
• BEST OF ENEMIES
• GOING CLEAR
• LISTEN TO ME MARLON
• THE LOOK OF SILENCE

The society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of 17 film critics who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities within a 150-mile radius of the city including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio.

Each critic submitted their top 5 picks in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, and Best Breakthrough, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary. From these submissions, each entry was given a point value and the top 5 in each category have been placed on the final ballot. The final ballots were then given to each critic to rank in order. The results were once again tabulated and the winners were decided.

The Detroit Film Critics Society members for the 2015-2016 season in alphabetical order are Paul Arlon – The New Monitor; Kirk Baird – The Toledo Blade; Patrick Dunn – Mlive.com; Adam Graham – The Detroit News; Terri Lee-Sylvester – WWJ Newsradio 950 & CBSDetroit.com; Tom Long – The Detroit News & Associated Press Marketplace; Jeff Meyers – The Metro Times, Moviemaker, & WJBK Fox 2; Warren Pierce – WJR Radio; Greg Russell – My TV20 Detroit & Real Times Media; James Sanford – WMUK-FM; Tom Santilli – Examiner.com; Debbie Schlussel – Sirius Patriot Channel 144’s Mike Church Show; Perry Seibert – Allmovie.com & TVGuide.com; John Serba – The Grand Rapids Press; Lee Thomas – WJBK Fox 2; Mike Tyrkus – Cinemanerdz.com; and Chris Williams – Advisor & Source Newspapers.
More information is available on the website at detroitfilmcritics.com.

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