D.C. Film Critics Awards: ‘Spotlight’ wins Best Picture, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ takes Director and two more

On Monday, the Washington Area Film Critics Association named “Spotlight” as Best Picture as had the Los Angeles critics on Sunday. However, as with the left coast crowd, the big winner at the 14th annual edition of these awards was “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which claimed Best Director (George Miller), Film Editing (Margaret Sixel) and Production Design (Colin Gibson). 

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The lead acting awards went to Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant“) and Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn“) while Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation“) and Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina“) won the featured prizes.

Inside Out” claimed both Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay.

Room” took Adapted Screenplay and Youth Performance (Jacob Tremblay).

The Revenant” also won Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, who is tipped to be the first lenser to take home this Oscar three years running. 

And the Oscar frontrunners for Best Documentary (“Amy“) and Foreign-Language Film (“Son of Saul“) added wins here to an already impressive run of precursor prizes. 

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Photos: “Spotlight” (Open Road); “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.)

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