Saturday, December 5, 2015

Oscars 2016: Boston Online Film Critics Association Winners

Hello, Bloggers, the Boston Online Film Critics Association  (BOFCA) have recently announced their winners. It is another lovely, lovely day for Mad Max: Fury Road as it emerged the top winner with five awards:

Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road 

Best Director: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road 

Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Creed

Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 

Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria 

Best Screenplay: Spotlight

Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul 

Best Documentary: Amy 

Best Animated Feature: Inside Out 

Best Cinematography: Mad Max: Fury Road 

Best Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road 

Best Score: Mad Max: Fury Road 

Top 10 Films:

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

I'm loving that Mad Max is continuing to show some traction, slowly becoming a legitimate threat to get in for Best Picture and Best Director. Creed getting some love is also nice. I went and saw that yesterday and I was pretty blown away by the performances of both Jordan and Stallone and think their wins here are deserving. But Saoirse Ronan winning Best Actress here proves that Best Actress look to be between her and Brie Larson for Room. Kristen Stewart is also slowly proving herself as a dark horse in the Best Supporting Actress race. If she can at least get in the Globes, then she's a definite threat to get in the Oscars. So far, Inside Out is 3-0 in the critics circle wins for Best Animated Feature, winning at the BOFCA, NYFCC, and the NBR. Although, I would watch out for Anomalisa which made the top 10 and could steal Inside Out's thunder.

As the various critics groups announce their nominees and winners, I will also cover those as they roll out. The Washington DC Film Critics Association should be announcing their nominees later today and the Boston Film Critics, New York Film Critics Online, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association will announce their winners tomorrow. So be on the lookout for my coverage of the critics groups. Here is to a great awards season!