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Online Film Critics Say ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Is Best

George Miller’s action flick wins four awards; ”Carol“ wins three, including honors for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara


“Mad Max: Fury Road,” which has consistently shown up in critics honors and nominations this awards season, landed more kudos from the Online Film Critics Society on Monday. It won the group’s Best Picture award and also took honors for director George Miller, cinematographer John Seale and editor Margaret Sixel.

Todd Haynes‘ “Carol” won three awards, one for screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and one each for its two stars, Cate Blanchett (Best Actress) and Rooney Mara (Best Supporting Actress).

Male acting awards went to Michael Fassbender for “Steve Jobs” and, in a surprise, Oscar Isaac for “Ex Machina.”

Another surprise is that the Best Film Not in the English Language Award went to Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin” over Laszlo Nemes’ acclaimed “Son of Saul.”

“The Look of Silence” was named Best Documentary, “Inside Out” won the award for animated film, and “Spotlight” won for its original screenplay.

The Online Film Critics Society is the oldest organization of online critics, made up of more than 250 members from around the world. Its past best-picture winners include Oscar champs “12 Years a Slave,” “The Hurt Locker,” “No Country for Old Men” and “Argo,” as well as “The Social Network,” “The Tree of Life” and last year’s winner, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

See all the winners below:

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Animated Feature: “Inside Out”
Best Film Not in the English Language: “The Assassin”
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. Films (Alphabetical Order):
“Cemetery of Splendor”
“The Club”
“The Lobster”
“Mountains May Depart”
“Mia Madre”
“Right Now, Wrong Then”
“The Sunset Song”