Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo are among the stars of "Spotlight," about the Boston Globe's role in tackling the story of child abuse by priests in Boston.
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Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo are among the stars of "Spotlight," about the Boston Globe's role in tackling the story of child abuse by priests in Boston.

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"Spotlight," already an awards favorite, wins critics' prize

"Creed's" Michael B. Jordan earns best actor

The Hollywood Reporter —  

The National Society of Film Critics, the last major critics’ groups to weigh in on 2015’s films, named “Spotlight” best picture at its annual meeting on Sunday. The group also awarded top screenplay honors to that movie’s Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy.

The NSFC also hailed Michael B. Jordan as the year’s best actor for portraying the title role in “Creed,” and Charlotte Rampling was tapped as best actress for her performance as a long-married wife in “45 Years.”

Mark Rylance was named best supporting actor for “Bridge of Spies,” while Kristen Stewart scored the best supporting actress nod for “Clouds of Sils Maria.”

Best director honors went to Todd Haynes for his period romance Carol.

Fifty-three active members of the society took part in the organization’s 50th annual voting meeting, held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Best picture: Spotlight

Best actor: Michael B. Jordan, Creed

Best actress: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Best supporting actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

"Creed" stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in a continuation of the "Rocky" series.
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"Creed" stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in a continuation of the "Rocky" series.

Best supporting actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria

Best director: Todd Haynes, Carol

Best screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best cinematography: Ed Lachman, Carol

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Best foreign-language film: Timbuktu

Best non-fiction film: Amy

Film Heritage: Film Society of Lincoln Center/Jake Perlin, Michelle Materre, Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986

Film Heritage: Criterion Collection/LiImmagine Ritrovate for the restoration and packaging of The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray

Film Heritage: Association Chaplin for supervising the digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Essanay Films

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