The New York Film Critics Online added their voice Sunday to a small chorus giving Spotlight their vote for Best Picture. The LA Film Critics Association and the Boston Society of Film Critics also delivered their ballots Sunday designating Spotlight their pick for Best Picture.
The New York online group (not to be confused with the New York Circle of Film Critics) also handed Spotlight awards for Screenplay (Tom McCarthy and Josh Springer), Ensemble Cast and Director (McCarthy).
Brie Larson was named Best Actress for her performance in Room and Paul Dano was voted Best Actor for his role as Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy. Rooney Mara earned kudos as Best Supporting Actress for her work in Carol and Mark Rylance topped the vote for Best Supporting Actor for Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.
Additional winners decided in voting Sunday in the Furman Gallery at Lincoln Center:
Cinematography: John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
Foreign Language Picture: Son of Saul
Animated Feature: Inside Out
Debut as Director: Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Use of Music: Love & Mercy; Atticus Ross, Composer; Featuring the Music of Brian Wilson
Breakthrough Performance: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina and The Danish Girl
Top 10 Pictures of 2015 (Alphabetical)
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road