‘Spotlight’ Named Best Film of 2015 by Boston Film Critics

Spotlight Stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo
Michael Keaton as Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes in ‘Spotlight’ (Photo Credit: Kerry Hayes / Open Road Films)

The Boston Society of Film Critics gave Spotlight, the dramatic film based on the true story of the Boston Globe reporters who exposed the widespread sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests, three awards including Best Picture. Carol and Love & Mercy each earned two, and the documentary film The Look of Silence picked up a win in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Boston Society of Film Critics 2015 Winners:

Best Picture – Spotlight

Best Actor – (tie) Paul Dano for Love & Mercy and Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

Best Actress – Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years

Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress – Kristen Stewart for Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Director – Todd Haynes for Carol

Best Screenplay – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for Spotlight

Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman for Carol

Best Documentary – Amy

Best Foreign-Language Film (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) – The Look of Silence

Best Animated Film – (tie) Anomalisa and Inside Out

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Marielle Heller for The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Best Ensemble Cast – Spotlight

Best Use of Music in a Film – Love & Mercy