AWFJ 2015 EDA Awards winners announced

UPDATE 01.12.16:

And the winners are…

AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film: Spotlight

Best Director: Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Best Screenplay, Original: Spotlight – Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Carol – Phyllis Nagy

Best Documentary: Amy

Best Animated Film: Inside Out

Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kristin Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Best Ensemble Cast: Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton (TIE)

Best Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

Best Cinematography: Carol – Edward Lachman

Best Film Music or Score: The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

Best Non-English-Language Film: Son of Saul

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

These awards honor women only.

Best Woman Director: Marielle Heller – The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Best Woman Screenwriter: Emma Donoghue – Room

Best Female Action Star: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Breakthrough Performance: Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina, Testament of Youth, The Danish Girl

Female Icon of the Year Award (a woman whose work in film and/or in life made a difference): Chantal Ackerman – in memoriam, for being a great filmmaker and inspiration

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: Anomalisa and Carol (TIE)

Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Charlotte Rampling and Lily Tomlin (TIE)

Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Lead and the Love Interest Award: Danny Collins – Al Pacino (born 1940) and Katarina Cas (born 1976)

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent: Emma Stone – Aloha

Movie You Wanted to Love, But Just Couldn’t: The Danish Girl

PREVIOUS: 12.27.15:

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists — of which I am a member — has announced the nominees for its 2015 EDA Awards. I’ve seen most of these, but have a few to catch up with before I can complete my ballot, with reviews to come for most if not all those I haven’t yet reviewed. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 12th.

And the nominees are:

AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Room
Spotlight

Best Director
Lenny Abramson – Room
Todd Haynes – Carol
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Screenplay, Original
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
Spotlight – Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Big Short – Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
The Martian – Drew Goddard
Room – Emma Donoghue

Best Documentary
Amy
Best of Enemies
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Hunting Ground
What Happened, Miss Simone?

Best Animated Film
Anomalisa
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara – Carol
Kristin Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Kate Winslett – Steve Jobs

Best Actor
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Ensemble Cast
The Big Short
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Best Editing
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
Spotlight – Tom McArdle

Best Cinematography
Carol – Edward Lachman
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Film Music or Score
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Mad Max: Fury Road – Junkie XL
Youth – David Lang

Best Non-English-Language Film
Mustang
Phoenix
Son of Saul

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

These awards honor women only.

Best Woman Director
Isabel Coixet – Learning to Drive
Maya Forbes – Infinitely Polar Bear
Sarah Gavron – Suffragette
Marielle Heller – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Celine Sciamma – Girlhood

Best Woman Screenwriter
Emma Donoghue – Room
Marielle Heller – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Phyllis Nagy – Carol
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Best Female Action Star
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Breakthrough Performance
Brie Larson – Room
Bel Powley – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Daily Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina, Testament of Youth, The Danish Girl

Female Icon of the Year Award (a woman whose work in film and/or in life made a difference)
Chantal Ackerman – in memoriam, for being a great filmmaker and inspiration
Maria Geise – activist filmmaker who is spearheading the movement for parity for women directors
Donna Langley – chair(wo)man, Universal Pictures, who has brought the studio to unprecedented profits
Jennifer Lawrence – for breaking the silence about discriminatory practices and unequal pay for actresses
Charlotte Rampling – because she’s Charlotte Rampling and is iconic

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
Anomalisa
Carol
The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Helen Mirren
Charlotte Rampling
Lily Tomlin

Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Lead and the Love Interest Award
Danny Collins – Al Pacino and Katarina Cas
Freeheld – Julianne Moore and Ellen Page
Irrational Man – Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone
Spectre – Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent
Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades of Grey
Emma Stone – Aloha

Movie You Wanted to Love, But Just Couldn’t
Aloha
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
Sisters

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HJ
HJ
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:33pm

Jennifer Lawrence = Female Icon of the Year.

Guest
Guest
reply to  HJ
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:36pm

and Best Actress.

david
david
reply to  Guest
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 3:11pm

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING

diana
diana
reply to  HJ
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 3:10pm

NOT.

Gameoverbaby
Gameoverbaby
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 3:58am

Can Spectre (Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux) please win the Love Interest age difference award? It was so pathetic, particularly given he had bonked a more age appropriate woman (Monica Belluci) earlier in the film. The Craig/Seydoux relationship really stopped me from enjoying Spectre as much as I wanted to.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Gameoverbaby
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 11:59am

Their age difference isn’t anywhere near the worst this year, though. (The Danny Collins one is.)