New York Film Critics Circle Pick ‘Carol’ as Best Film of 2015

Carol Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett
Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in a scene from ‘Carol’

Carol took home top honors from the New York Film Critics Circle winning Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Director awards from the New York group. The NYFCC also spread their love around to Spotlight, Brooklyn, Clouds of Sils Maria, Bridge of Spies, Son of Saul, and Inside Out, with all of the winners set to be honored at a ceremony on January 4, 2016.

“This group is known for inserting films into the awards conversation and this year was no different,” stated 2015 NYFCC Chairman Marshall Fine. “I’m particularly pleased at how New York-centric so many of the films are, representing many parts of the city, as well as several different eras.”

Winners of the New York Film Critics Circle 2015 Awards:

    Best Picture: “Carol”

    Best Director: Todd Haynes, “Carol”

    Best Screenplay: “Carol”

    Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

    Best Actor: Michael Keaton, “Spotlight”

    Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria”

    Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

    Best Foreign Language Film: “Timbuktu”

    Best Cinematography: Edward Lachman, “Carol”

    Best Nonfiction Film: “In Jackson Heights”

    Best First Film: “Son of Saul”

    Best Animated Film: “Inside Out”

    Special Award: Posthumous Award honoring the legacy of William Becker and Janus Films

    Special Award: Ennio Morricone, composer