The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics have announced their nominees and Mad Max: Fury Road continues to dominate. Grabbing mentions in Best Film and Director (George Miller) and Charlize Theron for Best Actress, the film’s critics awards success has been the most exciting and refreshing thing in this early season.
Ex Machina also enjoyed some love today, earning citations in Best Director (Alex Garland), Best Adapted Screenplay and a Supporting Actress nomination for Alicia Vikander. Which, incidentally, can go right next to her other WAFCA Supporting Actress nomination for The Danish Girl. She’ll be competing with Rooney Mara (Carol), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight).
Along with the surprise of Theron in Best Actress, Sarah Silverman earned a nomination for her intense turn as a soccer mom drug and sex addict in I Smile Back. Best Actor looks very much like an Oscar-y Best Actor lineup with Matt Damon (The Martian), Johnny Depp (Black Mass), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).
The Revenant earned four nominations and Spotlight, Brooklyn and Room scored three nominations apiece and Beasts of No Nation found some love for Idris Elba (Supporting Actor) and Abraham Attah (Best Youth Performance). Then there’s that random Sicario nomination for Best Film…and nothing else.
The 2015 WAFCA AWARD NOMINEES ARE:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Acting Ensemble:
Best Youth Performance:
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Best Original Screenplay:
The 2015 WAFCA Award WINNERS will be announced at 8AM ET on Monday, December 7, 2015.