Spotlight Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci

The Boston Society of Film Critics picked ‘Spotlight’ as the Best Film of 2015. ‘Spotlight’ directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy and starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. ‘Spotlight’ was also given the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Ensemble Cast.

The Amy Winehouse documentary titled ‘Amy’ received the award for Best Documentary; and ‘The Look of Silence’, director Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing was voted Best Foreign-Language Film.

2015 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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

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