The Online Film Critics Society have beamed the light of reason into the sky ahead of February’s Oscars by giving their top accolade to the movie that deserves it the most — unlike the Academy, which will most likely end up giving it to The Revenant.
George Miller’s unbelievable cinematic blitzkrieg ended up taking home three other awards: Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography.
The runner-up was Todd Haynes’ Carol, which claimed three in total: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, respectively, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Society has had the eventual winner of the Oscars amongst its nominees eight times out of ten in the last ten years; and the Academy has agreed with it on the award four times: 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Hurt Locker (2009), No Country for Old Men (2007) and Argo (2012)
The full list of this year’s winners is as follows:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Animated Feature:
Best Film Not in the English Language:
The Assassin (Taiwan)
The Look of Silence
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Best Supporting Actor:
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
Best Supporting Actress:
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Best Original Screenplay:
Spotlight (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Carol (Phyllis Nagy)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)
Mad Max: Fury Road (John Seale)
Non-U.S. Releases (Alphabetical Order):
Cemetery of Splendor
Mountains May Depart
Right Now, Wrong Then
The Sunset Song
Nice to see The Lobster get a mention, because that movie was freaking amazing.