Like NBR Mad Max: Fury Road won the top spot. But unlike the NBR Mad Max also won awards for George Miller as Best Director, John Seale for Best Cinematography, Margaret Sixel for Best Editing, and Junkie XL for Best Original Score.
The two actor award went to Creed. Michael B. Jordan won Best Actor and Sylvester Stallone won Best Supporting Actor. The Actress awards were exactly the same as the NYFCC with Saoirse Ronan winning for Brooklyn and Kristen Stewart winning for Clouds of Sils Maria.
Continuing to rack up awards and rapidly becoming front runners are Son of Saul for Best Foreign Language Film, Amy for Best Documentary, and Inside Out for Best Animated film.
Boston set Spotlight did pick up a couple of awards for Best Screenplay and Best Ensemble.
BOFCA also releases their top 10 in rank order (unlike the NBR who releases a top 10 in alphabetical order) so we get an idea of what their favorite films are. Interestingly Inside Out didn’t make their top 10 but the animated film Anomalisa did, and Son of Saul wasn’t in the 10 top but the foreign language film Tangerine made the list. So it seems Inside Out and Son of Saul were close wins.
In terms of what we can expect from the Oscars a few categories are starting to show clear front runners but Best Picture is still unclear. While Carol didn’t make the NBR it won NYFCC and made BOFCA top 10. And the big question is will Mad Max be able to crack the Best Picture list?
Also still missing are other films that seem to awards friendly like The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, and Joy all of which come out on Christmas and possibly wasn’t seen by a lot of voters.
And as always the biggest question. What will happen when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally gets seen by the world?
Stay tuned next week we get the LA Film Critics Awards and the Golden Globe Nominations.
Full List of winners below
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Michael B. Jordan, CREED
Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Sylvester Stallone, CREED
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Kristen Stewart, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
SON OF SAUL
BEST ANIMATED FILM:
John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Junkie XL, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:
1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
6. CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
7. BRIDGE OF SPIES
8. THE MARTIAN