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Hawaii Film Critics Society’s First Ever Nominees List

The Hawaii Film Critics Society cast its votes and nominated an eclectic group of films for their first ever year’s end list. Art house hits like “Room”,” “The Hateful Eight” and “Mr. Holmes”  were honored, as well as mainstream blockbusters like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation.”

“Carol” led the charge, with ten nominations, while “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Love & Mercy” were tied for nine nominations each. A few dark horses emerged, like Daisy Ridley’s performance in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the costume designs of “Jupiter Ascending.” In the category for Best Hawaii Film, two offbeat nominations arose: the animated short film, “Pa’a Ke Aupuni” and the controversial summer comedy, “Aloha.”

The Hawaii-based critics group, which was founded in February 2015, will vote on the nominees selected and publish a list of winners on January 12th, 2016.

Best Picture

Mad Max: Fury Road

Carol

Love & Mercy

Room

Anomalisa

 

Best Director

George Miller/ Mad Max: Fury Road

Todd Haynes/ Carol

Bill Pohlad/ Love & Mercy

J.J. Abrams/ Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Christopher McQuarrie/ Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation

 

Best Actor

Leonardo Di Caprio/ The Revenant

Paul Dano/ Love & Mercy

Ian McKellan/ Mr. Holmes

Jason Mitchell/ Straight Outta Compton

Bryan Cranston/ Trumbo

 

Best Actress

Charlize Theron/ Mad Max: Fury Road

Cate Blanchett/ Carol

Jennifer Lawrence/ Joy

Brie Larson/ Room

Daisy Ridley/ Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Supporting Actor:

Paul Giamatti/ Straight Outta Compton and Love & Mercy

Sylvester Stallone/ Creed

Benicio Del Toro/ Sicario

O’Shea Jackson Jr./ Straight Outta Compton

John Cusack/ Love & Mercy

 

Best Supporting Actress:

Alicia Vikander/ Ex Machina and The Danish Girl

Rooney Mara/ Carol

Helen Mirren/ Trumbo

Jennifer Jason Leigh/ The Hateful Eight

Rachel Weisz/ Youth

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Carol

The Martian

Room

The Peanuts Movie

Trumbo

 

Best Original Screenplay:

Love & Mercy

Ex Machina

Creed

Spotlight

Bridge of Spies

 

Best Cinematography

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Carol

Room

Sicario

 

Best Editing:

Mad Max: Fury Road

Creed

Carol

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Love & Mercy

 

Best Art Direction:

Carol

Crimson Peak

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

Room

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Crimson Peak

The Hateful Eight

The Danish Girl

Jupiter Ascending

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

Mad Max: Fury Road

Jurassic World

San Andreas

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Hateful Eight

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

 

BEST SONG

“Earned It”/ Fifty Shades of Grey

“Writing’s On the Wall”/ Spectre

“Feel the Light”/ Home

“One Kind of Love”/ Love & Mercy

“Strong”/ Cinderella

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Look of Silence

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Best of Enemies

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Doctor Moreau

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records/

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Assassin (China)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Iran)

White Dog (Hungary

The Boy and The Beast (Japan)

Mustang (Turkey)

BEST HAWAII FILM

Pa’a Ke Aupuni

Aloha

 

BEST NEW FILMMAKER

Alex Garland/ Ex Machina

Joel Edgerton/ The Gift

Bill Pohlad/ Love & Mercy

Henry Hobson/ Maggie

Yann Demange/ ’71

 

BEST FIRST FILM

Ex Machina

Love & Mercy

The Gift

Maggie

James White

 

BEST OVERLOOKED FILM

It Follows

99 Homes

Predestination

What We Do in the Shadows

Infinitely Polar Bear

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR FILM

The Martian

Ex Machina

Predestination

The Visit

Bone Tomahawk

BEST STUNTS

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Furious 7

 

BEST VOCAL/MOTION CAPTURE PERFORMANCE

James Spader/ Avengers- Age of Ultron

Lupita Nyong’o/ Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Rihanna/ Home

Andy Serkis/ Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

WORST FILM OF THE YEAR

Vacation

Fantastic Four

Pixels

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2


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