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Mad Max: Fury Road conquers 2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

on December 21, 2015, 9:22am

It was a lovely night for Mad Max: Fury Road.

Last week, the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) hosted their 26th annual year-end awards dinner. Filmmaker of the Year George Miller’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece snagged five of its seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Art Direction.

Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor for his death-defying work on The Revenant. Brie Larson and co-star Jacob Tremblay won Best Actress and Most Promising Performer for their respective performances in Room. Meanwhile, Benicio Del Toro won Best Supporting Actor for Sicario, and Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina.

Other highlights included Best Original and Adapted Screenplay wins for Spotlight and The Big Short, respectively. In addition to Asif Kapadia’s Amy for Best Documentary, Inside Out for Best Animated Feature, and The Hateful Eight’s Ennio Morricone for Best Original Score. Surprisingly, Todd Haynes’ Carol was completely shut out, despite its six nominations.

Consult the full list of winners below.

BEST PICTURE

Carol
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight

BEST DIRECTOR

Todd Haynes–Carol
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu–The Revenant
Tom McCarthy–Spotlight
Adam McKay–The Big Short
George Miller–Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ACTOR

Christopher Abbott–James White
Leonardo DiCaprio–The Revenant
Michael Fassbender–Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne–The Danish Girl
Jason Segel–The End of the Tour

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett–Carol
Brie Larson–Room
Charlotte Rampling–45 Years
Saoirse Ronan–Brooklyn
Charlize Theron–Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Benicio Del Toro–Sicario
Sam Elliott–Grandma
Mark Rylance–Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon–99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone–Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh–Anomalisa
Jennifer Jason Leigh–The Hateful Eight
Cynthia Nixon–James White
Kristen Stewart–Clouds of Sils Maria
Alicia Vikander–Ex Machina

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies–Matt Charman and Joel & Ethan Coen
Ex Machina–Alex Garland
The Hateful Eight–Quentin Tarantino
Inside Out–Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley
Spotlight–Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Anomalisa–Charlie Kaufman
The Big Short–Adam McKay & Charles Randolph
Brooklyn–Nick Hornby
Room–Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs–Aaron Sorkin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol–Edward Lachman
The Hateful Eight–Robert RIchardson
Mad Max: Fury Road–John Seale
The Revenant–Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario–Roger Deakins

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Carol–Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight–Ennio Morricone
Inside Out–Michael Giacchino
It Follows–Disasterpeace
Mad Max: Fury Road–Junkie XL

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Assassin
Brooklyn
Carol
Crimson Peak
Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST EDITING

The Big Short–Hank Corwin
Mad Max: Fury Road--Jason Ballantine & Margaret Sixel
The Martian–Pietro Scalia
The Revenant–Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight–Tom McArdle

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

The Assassin
The Look of Silence
Phoenix
Son of Saul
White God

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Amy
Cartel Land
The Hunting Ground
The Look of Silence
Where to Invade Next

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
The Shaun the Sheep Movie

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

Christopher Abbott–James White
Bel Powley–The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Geza Rohrig–Son of Saul
Amy Schumer–Trainwreck
Jacob Tremblay–Room

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER

Alex Garland–Ex Machina
Marielle Heller–The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Josh Mond–James White
Laszlo Nemes–Son of Saul
Bill Pohlad–Love & Mercy

Note: Both Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman and Film Editor Dominick Suzanne-Mayer are voting members of the CFCA.

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