feature: Winners of the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2015 announced

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feature: Winners of the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2015 announced

With the year end creeping up on us, the Dublin Film Critics Circle have announced their top films and performances for 2015.

I have to be honest, it’s a scramble in the holiday season to pull together my votes for the annual awards. Despite the scramble though, it’s something that I very much enjoy doing. It’s great to take a little time during the holidays to reflect and review what I really thought about the many films I’ve been lucky enough to see in the last 12 months.

I’ll be posting up my top films of the year soon but before that here are the films and performances that myself and the other members of the Dublin Film Critics Circle deemed the tops of the year.

Probably worth mentioning that we go on the Irish release dates, which is why you’ll see the likes of Birdman in our 2015 list.

BEST FILM

1.   Inside Out
2.   Mad Max Fury Road
3.   Carol
4.   The Tribe
5.   Birdman
      A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
      Ex Machina
      Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      Tangerine

BEST IRISH FEATURE

1.   Queen of Ireland
      Brooklyn
2.   Song of the Sea
3.   Older than Ireland
4.   I Used to Live Here
5.   The Lobster

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1.   Queen of Ireland
2.   Amy
3.   Red Army
4.   Best of Enemies
5.   The Wolfpack
      The Look of Silence

BEST ACTRESS

1.   Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
2.   Rooney Mara (Carol)
3.   Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
4.   Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
      Emily Blunt (Sicario)
      Lily Tomlin (Grandma)
5.   Nina Hoss (Phoenix)

BEST ACTOR

1.   Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
2.   Oscar Isaacs (A Most Violent Year)
3.   Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher)
4.   Matt Damon (The Martian)
      Paul Dano (Love and Mercy)
      Tom Courtenay (45 Years)
      Michael Keaton (Birdman)
5.   Viggo Mortensen (Jauja)
      J K Simmons (Whiplash)
      Colin Farrell (The Lobster)

BEST DIRECTOR

1.   Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
2.   Todd Haynes (Carol)
3.   Myroslav Slaboshpitsky (The Tribe)
      Peter Strickland (Duke of Burgundy)
4.   Sean Baker (Tangerine)
5.   John Crowley (Brooklyn)
      J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

BREAKTHROUGH INTERNATIONAL

Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor (Tangerine)

BREAKTHROUGH IRISH

Jordanne Jones (I Used to Live Here)

Here’s to another great year of film in 2016!

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