December 21, 2015 by Jorge Ignacio Castillo
THE VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE NAMES SPOTLIGHT BEST FILM OF 2015; GEORGE MILLER AWARDED BEST DIRECTOR
VANCOUVER, B.C. (December 21, 2015) – Tom McCarthy’s gripping journalism procedural Spotlight has been awarded Best Film by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Mad Max: Fury Road’s George Miller claimed Best Director for his action spectacle, while Charlie Kaufman won Best Screenplay for his singular stop motion drama Anomalisa. Acting accolades went to Steve Jobs’ Michael Fassbender for Best Actor, Room’s Brie Larson for Best Actress, Bridge of Spies’ Mark Rylance for Best Supporting Actor and Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander for Best Supporting Actress. Asif Kapadia’s Amy won Best Documentary, while Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin won Best Foreign Language Film.
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Brie Larson, Room
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
GABRIELLE ROSE WINS THE IAN CADDELL AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT
The Vancouver Film Critics Circle has announced that actress Gabrielle Rose is the winner of the 2016 Ian Caddell Award for Achievement. Presented to a British Columbian who has made a significant contribution to the province’s film industry, this award is named in honour of the VFCC’s cofounder who passed away in 2012.
Having amassed almost 150 film and television credits (including the Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter), Rose’s performances have proven integral to the success of countless local productions. She will be presented with her award at the VFCC’s ceremony on Wednesday, January 6. The ceremony will also feature the announcement of the winners of the VFCC’s Canadian awards. Room and Sleeping Giant have earned six nominations each, while BC productions Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, No Men Beyond This Point and Eadweard will contend for multiple awards.
The Vancouver Film Critics Circle includes critics from print, television, radio and online.