Kansas City Film Critics’ Circle names “Mad Max: Fury Road” the best film of 2015.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
Mad Max: Fury Road was chosen as the Best Film of 2015 by The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the 2nd oldest critics group in the country. The winners were announced this afternoon during a ceremony at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Kansas City.
The film, which had been nominated in four categories by the group, also took home the Robert Altman Award for Best Director for George Miller and Best Actress for Charlize Theron. It was the only multiple winner announced by the group. The directing award is named in honor of Academy Award winner and Kansas City native Robert Altman.
Leonardo DiCaprio was named Best Actor for his work in The Revenant. In the supporting categories, Michael Shannon received the Best Supporting Actor prize for 99 Homes while Alicia Vikander was named Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina. Pixar’s Inside Out was named the year’s Best Animated Feature.
The KCFCC is made up of 29 film critics from various print, online and broadcast media outlets in the metropolitan Kansas City area and is named in honor of the group’s founder, the late Dr. James Loutzenhiser.
Below is a complete list of winners:
BEST PICTURE: Mad Max: Fury Road
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
BEST ACTRESS: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Phoenix (Germany)
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Amy
VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM: Ex Machina
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