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WITNESS! Online Film Critics Society Show The Academy The Way By Crowning ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Best Picture

By Petr Knava | Industry | December 14, 2015 |

By Petr Knava | Industry | December 14, 2015 |

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:

Best Picture:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated Feature:
Inside Out

Best Film Not in the English Language:
The Assassin (Taiwan)

Best Documentary:
The Look of Silence

Best Director:
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Actor:
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Best Actress:
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)

Best Editing:
Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)

Best Cinematography:
Mad Max: Fury Road (John Seale)

Non-U.S. Releases (Alphabetical Order):
Cemetery of Splendor
The Club
The Lobster
Mountains May Depart
Mia Madre
Right Now, Wrong Then
The Sunset Song

Nice to see The Lobster get a mention, because that movie was freaking amazing.

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.