The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the newsroom drama SPOTLIGHT as the best film of 2015, according to the results of its 22nd annual critics’ poll. This year’s awards are presented in memory of Philip Wuntch, the longtime Dallas Morning News film critic who passed away in October.
Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were THE REVENANT (2), CAROL (3), SICARIO (4), MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (5), THE BIG SHORT (6), THE MARTIAN (7), ROOM (8), THE DANISH GIRL (9) and BROOKLYN (10).
The association voted SON OF SAUL as the best foreign language film of the year. Runners-up included THE ASSASSIN (2), THE SECOND MOTHER (3), MUSTANG (4) and GOODNIGHT MOMMY (5).
AMY won for Best Documentary over THE LOOK OF SILENCE (2), THE WOLFPACK (3), GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF (4) and THE HUNTING GROUND (5).
The association voted TANGERINE as the winner of the Russell Smith Award, named for the late Dallas Morning News film critic. The honor is given annually to the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.
The 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association award winners.
Spotlight (director — Tom McCarthy)
Best Animated Feature:
Inside Out (director — Pete Docter)
Best Foreign Language Film:
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Brie Larson (Room)
Best Supporting Actor:
Paul Dano (Love and Mercy)
Best Supporting Actress:
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Spotlight (Josh Singer, TomMcCarthy)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Best Musical Score:
The Revenant (Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai and Ryûichi Sakamoto)
Russell Smith Award (named for the late Dallas Morning News film critic. The honor is given annually to the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.)
Tangerine (director — Sean Baker)