The 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards Nominations

December 10, 2015

The Detroit Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the Best of 2015 nominees in ten categories. The winners will be announced on December 14, 2015. The society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of seventeen film critics who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities within a 150-mile radius of the city including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio.

Brooklyn PosterEach critic submitted their top five picks in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, and Best Breakthrough, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary. From these submissions, each entry was given a point value and the top five in each category have been placed on the final ballot.

The final ballots will then be given to each critic to rank in order. The results will be tabulated and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 14, 2015.

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BEST FILM

  • Brooklyn
  • Inside Out
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario
  • Spotlight
  • Youth

BEST DIRECTOR

  • John Crowley, Brooklyn
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Paolo Sorrentino, Youth

BEST ACTOR

  • Christopher Abbott, James White
  • Michael Caine, Youth
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Tom Hardy, Legend

BEST ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Bel Powley, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Saroise Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  • Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
  • Oscar Issac, Ex Machina
  • Liev Schreiber, Spotlight
  • Jacob Tremblay, Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Cynthia Nixon, James White
  • Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

BEST ENSEMBLE

  • The Big Short
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Inside Out
  • Joy
  • Spotlight

BREAKTHROUGH

  • Sean Baker, Tangerine (director)
  • Emory Cohen, Brooklyn (actor)
  • Bel Powley, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (actress)
  • Jacob Tremblay, Room (actor)
  • Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina, The Danish Girl (actress)

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Inside Out
  • Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
  • Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Amy
  • Best of Enemies
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • Listen To Me Marlon
  • The Look of Silence