What’s up with critics relentlessly handing out Best Supporting Actress awards to Kristen Stewart for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria? NYFCC, Boston Online Film Critics and today’s Boston Film Critics awards…she was very good in that 2014 Olivier Assayas film (shot in ’13, premiered in Cannes 19 months ago) but calm down. (Update: Stewart was also the LAFCA runner-up for their BSActress award.) How about giving an occasional Best Supporting Actress award to a performance from a 2015 film now and then? What about the entirely deserving Elizabeth Banks performance in Love & Mercy or that show-stopping Jane Fonda performance in Youth? Seriously, this Stewart vogue has to stop. Otherwise hey-hey for Love & Mercy‘s Paul Dano sharing the Beantown Best Actor award with The Revenant‘s Leonardo DiCaprio. And hooray for Spotlight winning Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Here’s the Variety report.
Best Picture: Spotlight; Runner-up: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director: Todd Haynes (Carol); Runner-up: Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Best Actor: (TIE) Paul Dano (Love & Mercy) and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling (45 Years); Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies); Runner-up: Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria); Runner-up: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl)