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(I) (2015)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2016

Won
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Ruffalo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams
Best Achievement in Directing
Tom McCarthy
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Tom McArdle

Golden Globes, USA 2016

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

BAFTA Awards 2016

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Film
Steve Golin
Blye Pagon Faust
Nicole Rocklin
Michael Sugar

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Billy Crudup
Brian d'Arcy James
Michael Keaton
Rachel McAdams
Mark Ruffalo
Liev Schreiber
John Slattery
Stanley Tucci
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2016

Nominated
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Keaton

AFI Awards, USA 2016

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust

SPOTLIGHT puts the power of journalism on the front page. With measure befitting the investigative ... More

SPOTLIGHT puts the power of journalism on the front page. With measure befitting the investigative method, Tom McCarthy presents The Boston Globe's inquiry into cardinal sins without tabloid sensationalism - creating tension around the team's dauntless pursuit of truth. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams are the dogged journalists behind the story, standing for an age of integrity in the news media when no one was above question, including those asking the questions.


Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2016

Won
EDA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Ensemble Cast
Tied with Straight Outta Compton (2015).
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Film Editing
Tom McArdle

Austin Film Critics Association 2015

2nd place
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film
2nd place
Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Australian Film Institute 2016

Won
AACTA International Award
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Film
Blye Pagon Faust
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Michael Sugar

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2016

2nd place
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Nominated
ACCA
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2015

Won
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
2nd place
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust
Runner-up
Nominated
ACCA
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Ruffalo
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominated
BFCC Award
Best Picture
4th Place

Boston Online Film Critics Association 2015

Won
BOFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Ensemble
Ten Best Films of the Year
5th place

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2015

Won
BSFC Award
Best Film
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Ensemble Cast
2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Film Editing
Tom McArdle
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Editing
Tom McArdle
Best Score
Howard Shore

Casting Society of America, USA 2016

Nominated
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Drama
Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
John Buchan (location casting)
Jason Knight (location casting)
Carolyn Pickman (location casting)
Joey Montenarello (associate)
Adam Richards (associate)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2016

Won
COFCA Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Picture
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams
Best Film Editing
Tom McArdle

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Won
CFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Editing
Tom McArdle

Chicago International Film Festival 2015

Won
Audience Choice Award
Best Narrative English-Language Feature
Tom McCarthy

Chlotrudis Awards 2016

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Movie
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast

Cinema for Peace Awards 2016

Nominated
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Movie of the Year
Tom McCarthy

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
2nd place

David di Donatello Awards 2016

Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Tom McCarthy

Denver Film Critics Society 2015

Won
DFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams
Best Original Score
Howard Shore

Detroit Film Critic Society, US 2015

Won
DFCS Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Liev Schreiber
Best Ensemble
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Directors Guild of America, USA 2016

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Tom McCarthy

Empire Awards, UK 2016

Nominated
Empire Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Won
FFCC Award
Best Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
2nd place
FFCC Award
Best Film
Nominated
FFCC Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2016

Nominated
Dorian Award
Director of the Year (Film or Television)
Tom McCarthy
Screenplay of the Year
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Film of the Year

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2016

Won
GFCA Award
Best Ensemble
Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Gold Derby Awards 2016

Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust
Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Golden Schmoes Awards 2015

Nominated
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Gotham Awards 2015

Won
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Tom McCarthy
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Won
Special Jury Award
Best Ensemble Performance
Mark Ruffalo
Michael Keaton
Rachel McAdams
Liev Schreiber
John Slattery
Stanley Tucci
Brian d'Arcy James

Hollywood Film Awards 2015

Won
Hollywood Film Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Won
HFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo

Independent Spirit Awards 2016

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Blye Pagon Faust
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Michael Sugar
Best Editing
Tom McArdle
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Won
Robert Altman Award
Tom McCarthy
Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Billy Crudup
Brian d'Arcy James
Paul Guilfoyle
Neal Huff
Michael Keaton
Rachel McAdams
Mark Ruffalo
Liev Schreiber
Jamey Sheridan
John Slattery
Stanley Tucci
Michael Cyril Creighton

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2015

Won
IFJA Award
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
2nd place
IFJA Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2015

Won
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
3rd place
ICP Award
Best Film
3rd place.
Best Editing
Tom McArdle
3rd place.
Nominated
ICP Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
5th place.
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
6th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2016

2nd place
ICS Award
Best Ensemble
Runner-Up.

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2016

Won
IFC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
2nd place
IFC Award
Best Original Score
Howard Shore

Irish Film and Television Awards 2016

Won
IFTA Award
Best International Film

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
KCFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Won
Sierra Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Ensemble
Best Screenplay, Original
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2016

Won
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Supporting Actor of the Year
Michael Keaton

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Mill Valley Film Festival 2015

Won
Audience Award
Best U.S. Feature Film
Tom McCarthy

National Board of Review, USA 2015

Won
NBR Award
Top Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2016

Won
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Film
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Nevada Film Critics Society 2015

Won
NFCS Award
Best Film
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Ensemble Cast
Mark Ruffalo
Michael Keaton
Rachel McAdams
Liev Schreiber
John Slattery
Brian d'Arcy James
Stanley Tucci

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Michael Keaton

New York Film Critics, Online 2015

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Ensemble

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2016

Won
NCFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
NCFCA Award
Best Narrative Film
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Won
OFCC Award
Best Film
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Keaton
Tied with Sylvester Stallone for Creed (2015).

Online Film & Television Association 2016

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Ensemble
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
2nd place
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Blye Pagon Faust
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Michael Sugar
2nd Place
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams
Best Casting
Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Film Editing
Tom McArdle

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Won
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016

Won
Sonny Bono Visionary Award
Tom McCarthy

"Tom McCarthy's latest feature is the critically acclaimed Spotlight, a remarkable film that ... More

"Tom McCarthy's latest feature is the critically acclaimed Spotlight, a remarkable film that creates cinematic tension between two institutions, as The Boston Globe investigates the Catholic Church," said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "For his expert storytelling of this subject matter, The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Tom McCarthy with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award."


PGA Awards 2016

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust

Phoenix Critics Circle 2015

Won
PCC Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominated
PCC Award
Best Mystery or Thriller Film
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Keaton
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Won
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Ruffalo
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Original Score
Howard Shore
Best Film Editing
Tom McArdle

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Ensemble

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2015

Won
SFFCC Award
Best Picture
Nominated
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay, Original
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016

Won
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Tom McCarthy

Satellite Awards 2015

Won
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay, Original
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Won
Special Achievement Award
Best Ensemble, Motion Picture
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Keaton
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Ruffalo
Best Original Score
Howard Shore

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2016

Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2015

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Editing
Tom McArdle

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Toronto International Film Festival 2015

3rd place
People's Choice Award
Tom McCarthy

Tromsø International Film Festival 2016

Nominated
Aurora Award
Tom McCarthy

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2015

2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2016

Won
VFCC Award
Best Film
Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Venice Film Festival 2015

Won
Brian Award
Tom McCarthy
Won
Silver Mouse
Tom McCarthy

Village Voice Film Poll 2015

Won
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Film
3rd place.
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
3rd place.
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actor
Liev Schreiber
10th place.
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
5th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Film
Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Writers Guild of America, USA 2016

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
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