The Los Angeles Film Critics Association tallied their votes on Sunday, with SPOTLIGHT and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD both scoring big wins. George Miller received the association’s prize for best director, while the film also won for best cinematography and best production design. Yet it was Spotlight that nabbed the prize for best picture. Tom McCarthy’s ensemble piece about the Boston Catholic archdiocese sex abuse scandal was also awarded best screenplay.
LAFCA also bestowed a career achievement award on editor Anne V. Coates. Coates has cut over fifty feature films in her sixty year career, including Erin Brockovich, The Elephant Man, and David Lean’s classic epic Lawrence of Arabia.
Check out the complete list of winners below:
Career Achievement: Anne V. Coates
Best Documentary: AMY; Runner-up: THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Best Animation: ANOMALISA; Runner-up: INSIDE OUT
Best Foreign Language Film: SON OF SAUL; Runner-up: THE TRIBE
New Generation Award: Ryan Coogler