D.C. Film Critics Select ‘Spotlight’ as 2015’s Top Film

Spotlight Movie Cast
The cast of ‘Spotlight’ (Photo Courtesy of Open Road Films)
The dramatic film Spotlight‘s on a roll, collecting wins in the best film category from the Los Angeles Film Critics and Boston Society of Film Critics, and now the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced Spotlight is also their choice for the top movie of 2015. The post-apocalyptic drama Mad Max: Fury Road was also honored with multiple awards from Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association members, picking up the Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Editing titles.

WAFCA is made up of 55 film critics representing television, radio, print and Internet outlets. The organization was founded in 2002 and is open to critics who live in the District, Maryland and Virginia. In addition to handing out end of the year awards, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association members works to promote “public awareness that film in an important art form as well as a means of entertainment.”

D.C. Film Critics 2015 Winners:

Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Best Supporting Actor: Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Best Acting Ensemble: Spotlight
Best Youth Performance: Jacob Tremblay (Room)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Emma Donoghue (Room)
Best Original Screenplay: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley (Original Story by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen) (Inside Out)
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
Best Production Design: Production Designer: Colin Gibson, Set Decorator: Lisa Thompson (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Revenant)
Best Editing: Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Original Score: Johann Johannsson (Sicario)