Gold Derby Film Awards: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ sweeps (8 wins), Leonardo DiCaprio wins for the 4th time

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Almost 1,000 Gold Derby users cast their votes for the 14th Annual Gold Derby Film Awards, honoring the best in motion pictures from the year 2015, and the dystopian sci-fi actioner “Mad Max: Fury Road” dominated. It entered these awards with a leading 12 nominations and it walked away with eight wins including Best Picture and Best Director (George Miller).

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The rest of “Mad Max’s” wins were below the line, where it overwhelmed the competition, taking Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

The “Mad Max” sweep didn’t leave many awards for its competitors. No other film won more than twice. That includes “The Revenant,” the current Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, which only claimed Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Cinematography at these kudos. DiCaprio is expected to win the Oscar in part to make up for his five past losses, but his Gold Derby Award victory is actually his fourth. He previously won Best Actor for “The Departed” (2006) and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013), and Best Supporting Actor for “Django Unchained” (2012).

Pixar’s “Inside Out” also prevailed twice. It took Best Animated Feature, as it’s expected to do at the Oscars, but it also claimed Best Original Screenplay, defeating Oscar favorite “Spotlight.”

Alicia Vikander was also a double winner. She was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress and won for “Ex Machina” over “The Danish Girl” (she’s predicted to win the Oscar for “Danish Girl” on Sunday night). She also won Best Breakthrough Performer.

Other top honors went to Brie Larson (Best Actress, “Room“) Sylvester Stallone (Best Supporting Actor, “Creed“), “The Big Short” (Best Adapted Screenplay), “Amy” (Best Documentary) and “Son of Saul” (Best Foreign Film).

Spotlight” followed its SAG Awards victory by winning our prize for Best Ensemble. “The Hateful Eight” won Best Score, thereby handing “Mad Max” one of its few below-the-line losses. And the Oscar-snubbed “See You Again” from “Furious 7” won Best Original Song over the Oscar frontrunner, “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground.”

Among films that didn’t win, the biggest shutout was “Carol,” which went away empty-handed despite 10 nominations. The same thing happened to the romantic drama at the BAFTAs, where it lost all nine of its bids.

See the complete list of nominees and winners below. And check out the video at the bottom of this post to watch our complete announcement of the Gold Derby Award winners.

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Producers: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey

Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley

Ex Machina
Producers: Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich

Inside Out
Producer: Jonas Rivera

X — “Mad Max: Fury Road
Producers: Doug Mitchell, George Miller

“The Martian”
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam

The Revenant
Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

Producer: Ed Guiney

Producers: Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Producers: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy

Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “The Revenant”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
X — George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”
X — Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl
Jacob Tremblay, “Room”

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
X — Brie Larson, “Room”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTORthere were six nominees due to a tie
Benicio Del Toro, “Sicario”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”
Oscar Isaac, “Ex Machina”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
X — Sylvester Stallone, “Creed

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
X — Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

“Bridge of Spies” – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
“Ex Machina” – Alex Garland
“The Hateful Eight” – Quentin Tarantino
X — “Inside Out” – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Ronnie Del Carmen
“Spotlight” – Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

X — “The Big Short” – Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
“Brooklyn” – Nick Hornby
“Carol” – Phyllis Nagy
“Room” – Emma Donoghue
“Steve Jobs” – Aaron Sorkin


“The Big Short”
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Max Greenfield, Melissa Leo, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Billy Magnussen, Adepero Oduye, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, Finn Wittrock

“The Hateful Eight”
Cast: Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum

“Mad Max: Fury Road”
Cast: Courtney Eaton, Megan Gale, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Melissa Jaffer, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Charlize Theron

X — “Spotlight”
Cast: Len Cariou, Michael Cyril Creighton, Billy Crudup, Brian d’Arcy James, Neal Huff, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

“Steve Jobs”
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Michael Fassbender, Perla Haney-Jardine, Makenzie Moss, John Ortiz, Seth Rogen, Ripley Sobo, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston, Kate Winslet

Abraham Attah
Daisy Ridley
Amy Schumer
Jacob Tremblay
X — Alicia Vikander

“Carol” – Edward Lachman
“The Hateful Eight” – Robert Richardson
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – John Seale
X — “The Revenant” – Emmanuel Lubezki
“Sicario” – Roger Deakins

“Brooklyn” – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
“Carol” – Sandy Powell
“Cinderella” – Sandy Powell
“Crimson Peak” – Kate Hawley
X — “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Jenny Beavan

“The Big Short” – Hank Corwin
X — “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Margaret Sixel
“The Revenant” – Stephen Mirrione
“Spotlight” – Tom McArdle
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey

“Black Mass” – Joel Harlow, Gloria Pasqua Casny
“Carol” – Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan
X — “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, Damian Martin
“The Revenant” – Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert A. Pandini
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Amanda Knight, Neal Scanlan, Lisa Tomblin

“Bridge of Spies” – Adam Stockhausen
“Carol” – Judy Becker
“Crimson Peak” – Thomas E. Sanders
X — “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Colin Gibson
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Ricky Carter, Darren Gilford

“Carol” – Carter Burwell
X — “The Hateful Eight” – Ennio Morricone
“Inside Out” – Michael Giacchino
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – Tom Holkenborg
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – John Williams

“Love Me Like You Do” (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) – Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Tove Nilsson
“One Kind of Love” (“Love and Mercy”) – Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett
X — “See You Again” (“Furious 7”) – Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar
Til it Happens to You” (“The Hunting Ground”) – Diane Warren, Lady Gaga
“Writing’s On the Wall” (“Spectre”) – Sam Smith, James Napier

X — “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Charles Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Ben Osmo, Mark A. Mangini, David White
“The Martian” – Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney
“The Revenant” – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Randy Thom, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Lon Bender
“Sicario” – Tom Ozanich, John T. Reitz, William Sarokin, Alan Robert Murray
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood, David Acord

“Ex Machina” – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett
X — “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams
“The Martian” – Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner
“The Revenant” – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, Cameron Waldbauer
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Roger Guyett, Pat Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould

“Anomalisa” – Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
“The Good Dinosaur” – Peter Sohn
X — “Inside Out” – Pete Docter
“The Peanuts Movie” – Steve Martino
“Shaun the Sheep Movie” – Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

X — “Amy” – Asif Kapadia
“Cartel Land” – Matthew Heineman
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” – Alex Gibney
“He Named Me Malala” – Davis Guggenheim
“The Look of Silence” – Joshua Oppenheimer

“The Assassin” – Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Taiwan)
“Goodnight Mommy” — Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala (Austria)
“Mustang” — Deniz Gamze Erguven (France)
X — “Son of Saul” – Laszlo Nemes (Hungary)
“Wild Tales” – Damian Szifron (Argentina)

8 wins
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

2 wins
“Inside Out”
“The Revenant”

1 win
“The Big Short”
“Ex Machina”
“Furious 7”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Son of Saul”

Photo Credits: “Mad Max” by Warner Bros. Pictures; “The Revenant” by 20th Century Fox

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