Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

December 7, 2015

New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) 2015 awards

Filed under: Film — louisproyect @ 12:10 am

New York Film Critics Online members held their annual awards meeting on December 6, 2015, at the Furman Gallery inside Lincoln Center.

The following awards for films that opened in 2015 were voted:

PICTURE: Spotlight (Open Road)

DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (Open Road)

SCREENPLAY: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight (Open Road)

ACTRESS: Brie Larson, Room (A24)

ACTOR: Paul Dano, Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rooney Mara, Carol (The Weinstein Company)

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies (DreamWorks)

CINEMATOGRAPHY: John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE: Son of Saul (Sony Pictures Classics)


ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out (Disney/Pixar)

ENSEMBLE CAST: Spotlight (Open Road)

DEBUT AS DIRECTOR: Alex Garland, Ex Machina (A24)

USE OF MUSIC: Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions); Atticus Ross, Composer; Featuring the Music of Brian Wilson

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina (A24), The Danish Girl (Focus Features)

TOP TEN PICTURES OF 2015 (Alphabetical)
45 Years (IFC Films)

The Big Short (Paramount)

Bridge of Spies (DreamWorks)

Brooklyn (Fox Searchlight)

Carol (The Weinstein Company)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.)

Sicario (Lionsgate)

Spotlight (Open Road)

Steve Jobs (Universal)

Trumbo (Bleecker Street)


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My ballot (members pick their top three choices for each category that are weighed based on their position). I will be posting more about some of the films under consideration:

New York Film Critics Online 2015 Awards Nomination Ballot

Breakthrough Performance (name actor/film)

1. Michael B. Jordan/Creed

2. Louis CK/Trumbo

3. Michael Shannon/99 homes

Supporting Actress (name actor/film)

1. Mara Rooney/Carol

2. Elizabeth Banks/Love and Mercy

3. Tessa Thompson/Creed

Supporting Actor (name actor/film)

1. David Rylance/Bridge of Spies

2. Michael Stuhlbarg/Trumbo

3. Jacob Tremblay/Room

Screenplay (name film)

1. Trumbo

2. Bridge of Spies

3. Youth

Cinematography (name film)

1. Carol

2. Far from the Madding Crowd

3. Youth

Use of Music (name film)

1. Carol

2. Far from the Madding Crowd

3. Love and Mercy

Debut Director (name directors/film)

1. Afia Nathaniel/Dukhtar

2. Chaitanya Tamhane/Court

3. Fernando Coimbra/Wolf at the Door

Director (name directors/film)

1. Jay Roach/Trumbo

2. Stephen Spielberg/Bridge of Spies

3. Todd Haynes/Carol

Actress (name actor/film)

1. Cate Blanchett/Carol

2. Saoirse Ronan/Brooklyn

3. Carey Mulligan/Far from the Madding Crowd

Actor (name actor/film)

1. Bryan Cranston/Trumbo

2. Tom Hanks/Bridge of Spies

3. Michael Caine/Youth

Ensemble Cast (name film)

1. Youth

2. Carol

3. Trumbo

Picture (name film)

1. Trumbo

2. Bridge of Spies

3. Creed

Foreign Language (name film)

1. Court

2. Dukhtar

3. The Tribe

Documentary (name film)

1. Sembene

2. The Pearl Button

3. We Come as Friends

Animated Feature (name film)

1. Inside Out

2. The Prophet

3. Anomalisa



  1. I was quite surprised that “Bridge of Spies” was as good as it was.

    Comment by jschulman — December 8, 2015 @ 1:50 am

  2. Same here. I will be writing about it.

    Comment by louisproyect — December 8, 2015 @ 1:51 am

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