Saturday, December 26, 2015

Las Vegas Film Critics Named "Spotlight" Best Picture of 2015

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS) is a non-profit organization that describes itself as “progressive” and “dedicated to the advancement and preservation of film.”  The LVFCS membership is comprised of “select” print, television and internet film critics in the Las Vegas area. The LVFCS presents its "Sierra" awards each year for the best in film, including The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award, which is named for the late Academy Award winning actor.

2015 Sierra Award winners:

Best Picture

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Best Actress
Brie Larson, “Room”

Best Supporting Actor
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best Supporting Actress
Elizabeth Banks, “Love & Mercy”

Best Director
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

Best Screenplay (Original)
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

Best Screenplay (Adapted)
Drew Goddard, “The Martian”

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Revenant”

Best Film Editing
Margaret Sixel, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Costume Design
Jenny Beavan, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Art Direction

Best Visual Effects
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Foreign Film
“Goodnight Mommy” (Austria)

Best Documentary
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”

Best Animated Film
“Inside Out”

Best Family Film

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Film
“Ex Machina”

Best Comedy Film

Best Action Film
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Ensemble

Best Score
“The Hateful Eight”

Best Song
“See You Again” (DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa, and Andrew Cedar – writers) – “Furious 7”

Youth in Film
Jason Tremblay, “Room”

Breakout Filmmaker of the Year
Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”

Silver Nitrate Award
Lee Lanier (Dam Short Film Festival)

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Ennio Morricone

LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2015:
1. Spotlight
2. Creed
3. Ex Machina
4. Straight Outta Compton
5. Beasts of No Nation
6. The Martian
7. Mad Max: Fury Road
8. Sicario
9. Legend
10. Room


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