Founded in 1967, The Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) says that it is the "second oldest professional film critics" association in the United States" (behind the New York Film Critics Circle). The organization is composed of media film critics in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The KCFCC’s awards are named for the group’s founder, James Loutzenhiser, who died in November 2001.
On December 21, 2015, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle announced the winners of its 49th annual awards.
2015 / 49th KCFCC Annual Awards:
BEST PICTURE: Mad Max: Fury Road
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
BEST ACTRESS: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Phoenix (Germany)
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Amy
VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM: Ex Machina