You’d have to know Boston to understand what the Boston Online Film Critics have done. Instead of choosing Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” as Best Picture– about local journalists who became heroes for uncovering a scandal– they went for the idiotic but fun “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Forget all that “Boston Strong” crap from the marathon bombing. This is the petty side of Boston you don’t hear about. “Spotlight” is the best movie of the year, and a leading Oscar contender. But whoever those so called critics are they couldn’t rise above themselves to give McCarthy and co. the win.

Their sop to “Spotlight” was Best Screenplay. Please. And a bunch of awards to “Mad Max.” Too bad. Boston used to be a smart town. Times have changed.

BEST PICTURE:

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD


BEST DIRECTOR:

George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD


BEST ACTOR:

Michael B. Jordan, CREED

BEST ACTRESS:

Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Sylvester Stallone, CREED

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Kristen Stewart, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

BEST ENSEMBLE:

SPOTLIGHT

BEST SCREENPLAY:

Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

SON OF SAUL

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

AMY

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM:

INSIDE OUT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

John Seale, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST EDITING:

Margaret Sixel, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Junkie XL, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

 

THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:

 

1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

2. CREED

3. BROOKLYN

4. CAROL

5. SPOTLIGHT

6. CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

7. BRIDGE OF SPIES

8. THE MARTIAN

9. ANOMALISA

10. TANGERINE

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From: Andy Hoglund
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2015 1:23 AM
To: Andy Hoglund
Subject: BREAKING: Boston Online Film Critics Announce MAD MAX FURY ROAD as Best Film

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