Wednesday 16 December 2015

For your consideration: my Critics' Circle Award votes

Best Actor
1. Jeremy Renner, Kill the Messenger
2. Ben Foster, The Program
3. Matt Damon, The Martian
4. Kamal Haasan, Papanasam
5. Paul Dano, Love and Mercy

(Honourable mentions: John Cusack, Love and Mercy; Jason Bateman, The Gift; Jean Dujardin, The Connection)

Best Actress
1. Brie Larson, Room
2. Louane Emera, La Famille Bélier
3. Sarah Snook, Predestination
4. Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria
5. Adèle Haenel, Les Combattants

(Honourable mentions: Rooney Mara, Carol; Cate Blanchett, Carol; Regina Casé, The Second Mother, Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Toni Collette, Glassland)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Jesse Plemons, The Program
2. Domhnall Gleeson, Brooklyn
3. Michael Sheen, Far from the Madding Crowd
4. Jake Davies, X+Y
5. Peter Mullan, Sunset Song

(Honourable mentions: Ben Chaplin, War Book; Tom Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road; John Turturro, Mia Madre; James Rolleston, The Dark Horse; Rafe Spall, X+Y; Alex Lawther, X+Y; Eddie Marsan, X+Y)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
2. Elizabeth Banks, Love and Mercy
3. Rose Byrne, Spy
4. Sally Hawkins, X+Y
5. Karin Viard, La Famille Belier

(Honourable mentions: Emma Thompson, The Legend of Barney Thomson; Jo Yang, X+Y; Maxine Peake, The Falling; Florence Pugh, The Falling; Rachael Sterling, Sixteen; Eva Green, White Bird in a Blizzard)

Best British/Irish Actor
1. Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
2. Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
3. Colin Farrell, Miss Julie
4. Richard Johnson, Radiator
5. Tom Hardy, Legend

(Honourable mentions: Michael Fassbender, Slow West; Idris Elba, Second Coming; Jack Reynor, Glassland; Peter Ferdinando, Hyena)

Best British/Irish Actress
1. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
2. Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
3. Agyness Deyn, Sunset Song
4. Nadine Marshall, Second Coming
5. Maisie Williams, The Falling

(Honourable mentions: Bel Powley, The Diary of a Teenage Girl; Emily Blunt, Sicario; Carey Mulligan, Far From the Madding Crowd; Rebecca Hall, The Gift; Olivia Colman, London Road)

Young British/Irish Performer
1. Maisie Williams, The Falling
2. Milo Parker, Mr. Holmes
3. Florence Pugh, The Falling
4. Jake Davies, X+Y
5. Kai Francis Lewis, Second Coming

Director of the Year
1. Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
3. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Andrew Haigh, 45 Years
5. Todd Haynes, Carol

(Honourable mentions: John Crowley, Brooklyn; Mia Hansen-Løve, Eden; SS Rajamouli, Baahubali: the Beginning; Pete Docter, Inside Out; Miroslaw Slaboshpitsky, The Tribe; David Robert Mitchell, It Follows)

Best Screenplay
1. Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
2. Andrew Haigh, 45 Years
3. Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
4. Phyllis Nagy, Carol
5. Olivier Assayas, Clouds of Sils Maria

(Honourable mentions: Matt Charman & Joel and Ethan Coen, Bridge of Spies; Edgar Reitz and Gert Heidenreich, Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision; Peter Landesman, Kill the Messenger; Andrew Niccol, Good Kill; Gerard Barrett, Glassland; James Graham, X+Y; Gregg Araki, White Bird in a Blizzard)

British/Irish Breakthrough
1. John Maclean, writer-director, Slow West
2. Morgan Matthews, director, X+Y
3. Gerard Barrett, writer-director, Glassland
4. debbie tucker green, writer-director, Second Coming
5. Harry Macqueen, writer-director, Hinterland

(Honourable mentions: Ivan Kavanagh, writer-director, The Canal; Rob Brown, writer-director, Sixteen; Rebecca Johnson, writer-director, Honeytrap)

My annual lists of the twenty best and ten worst films of 2015 will run in the final week of the year.

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