in

Chicago Film Critics Nominations – Spunky Choices Abound for Sam Elliot and ‘It Follows’ for Score

samelliot grandma

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

What do you think?

268 points
Upvote Downvote
Binge Watcher

Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include 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.

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

4 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ryan

I’m glad the It Follows score picked up at least one mention over the season.

Robert Hamer

FINALLY some attention for Sam Elliott!

Jamie Teller

It just occurred to me–Spotlight could end up with just 4 nominations (Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Editing). Ruffalo and McAdams have shots at nominations, but neither is a sure thing.

That would be bizarre, a frontrunner with so few nominations. They might toss it a Score nom in that case just to make it look better.

Loading…

0
carol

Online Film Critics Society Winners – Oscar Isaac Wins for ‘Ex Machina’ While Both ‘Carol’ Ladies Pick Up Prizes

6236641 trumbo 2015 international movie trailer 2beed679 m

Southeastern Film Critics Winners – Bryan Cranston and Brie Larson Lead the Fray