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Boston Online Film Critics Shut Out Hometown Choice “Spotlight” for Stupid “Mad Max” Movie

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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

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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