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CFCA Celebrates "Mad Max: Fury Road" with Five Awards, "Room" with Two

Cinephilia continued to witness the power of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as the George Miller-directed sequel won big from this year’s Chicago Film Critics Association awards. The winners were announced last night at a private dinner in the city, attended by members of the association and esteemed figures of the Chicago film community. “Mad Max: Fury Road” ran off with five accolades from the night: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Production Design. 

In other categories, “Room” proved to be another favorite of the year, receiving two awards, for Best Actress (Brie Larson) and Most Promising Performer (Jacob Tremblay). Continuing the association's history of some very curious (but exciting) choices, other winners included Alicia Viklander for “Ex Machina" (Best Supporting Actress), Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant" (Best Actor) and Benicio Del Toro for “Sicario" (Best Supporting Actor). 

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A complete list of the winners can be found below, the awards recipients in bold.

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
Ex Machina
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Anomalisa
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Room
Steve Jobs

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

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

BEST FOREIGN FILM
The Assassin
The Look of Silence
Phoenix
Son of Saul
White God

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carol, Edward Lachman
The Hateful Eight, Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale
The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario, Richard Deakins

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

BEST EDITING
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Spotlight

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Christopher Abbott, James White
Bel Powley, 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, Diary of a Teenage Girl
Josh Mond, James White
Laszlo Nemes, Son of Saul
Bill Pohlad, Love & Mercy

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