Maika Monroe and Jake Weary in It FollowsChicago Film Critics announced their nominations and delivered one of the most dynamic lineups of any group this season thus far.  We have “Inside Out” in Best Picture (in a field of five no less) while we see nominations for Christopher Abbott (“James White”), Sam Elliot (“Grandma”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“Anomalisa” and “The Hateful Eight”), and score mentions for “It Follows” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Check out the full nominations below:

BEST PICTURE

  • Carol
  • Inside Out
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Todd Haynes–Carol
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu–The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy–Spotlight
  • Adam McKay–The Big Short
  • George Miller–Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ACTOR

  • Christopher Abbott–James White
  • Leonardo DiCaprio–The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender–Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne–The Danish Girl
  • Jason Segel–The End of the Tour

BEST ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett–Carol
  • Brie Larson–Room
  • Charlotte Rampling–45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan–Brooklyn
  • Charlize Theron–Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Benicio Del Toro–Sicario
  • Sam Elliott–Grandma
  • Mark Rylance–Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon–99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone–Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh–Anomalisa
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh–The Hateful Eight
  • Cynthia Nixon–James White
  • Kristen Stewart–Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Alicia Vikander–Ex Machina

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Bridge of Spies–Matt Charman and Joel & Ethan Coen
  • Ex Machina–Alex Garland
  • The Hateful Eight–Quentin Tarantino
  • Inside Out–Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley
  • Spotlight–Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Anomalisa–Charlie Kaufman
  • The Big Short–Adam McKay & Charles Randolph
  • Brooklyn–Nick Hornby
  • Room–Emma Donoghue
  • Steve Jobs–Aaron Sorkin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Carol–Edward Lachman
  • The Hateful Eight–Robert RIchardson
  • Mad Max: Fury Road–John Seale
  • The Revenant–Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario–Roger Deakins

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Carol–Carter Burwell
  • The Hateful Eight–Ennio Morricone
  • Inside Out–Michael Giacchino
  • It Follows–Disasterpeace
  • Mad Max: Fury Road–Junkie XL

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • The Assassin
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Crimson Peak
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST EDITING

  • The Big Short–Hank Corwin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road–Jason Ballantine & Margaret Sixel
  • The Martian–Pietro Scalia
  • The Revenant–Stephen Mirrione
  • Spotlight–Tom McArdle

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Assassin
  • The Look of Silence
  • Phoenix
  • Son of Saul
  • White God

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Hunting Ground
  • The Look of Silence
  • Where to Invade Next

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

  • Christopher Abbott–James White
  • Bel Powley–The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Geza Rohrig–Son of Saul
  • Amy Schumer–Trainwreck
  • Jacob Tremblay–Room

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER

  • Alex Garland–Ex Machina
  • Marielle Heller–The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Josh Mond–James White
  • Laszlo Nemes–Son of Saul
  • Bill Pohlad–Love & Mercy

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Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of AwardsCircuit.com. He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.