The Boston Online Film Critics Association handed five top awards to Mad Max: Fury Road, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Creed and Spotlight were also well-repped in the group’s line-up, but Max was clearly tops.
The online association was formed in 2012 to recognize journos working in new media and encourage a wider range of critical voices, and this year’s awards choices certainly did that. In addition to Max taking top film and director (George Miller), the sci-fi actioner took best cinematography (John Seale), best editing (Margaret Sixel) and best original score (Junkie XL).
In the acting categories, Michael B. Jordan won best actor for Creed, Saoirse Ronan was best actress for Brooklyn, Sylvester Stallone best supporting actor for Creed, and Kristen Stewart was best supporting actress for Clouds of Sils Maria.
The Boston scribes gave hometown favorite Spotlight the nod for best acting ensemble and best screenplay (Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer).
Other films strong in cyber Boston: Son of Saul (best foreign language film); Amy (best documentary); and Inside Out (best animated film).
Awards were selected via a system of online voting. The association’s website, bofca.com, will publish members’ individual ballots sometime next week to give readers an inside peek at how decisions were made.
Here’s the group’s Top 10 Films of 2015:
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Bridge of Spies
- The Martian