Spotlight Poster

(I) (2015)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2016

Winner
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
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

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

BAFTA Awards 2016

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

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016

Winner
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
Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams

AACTA International Awards 2016

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

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2016

Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Keaton

AFI Awards, USA 2016

Winner
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

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

Winner
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Film
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay, Original
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominee
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Editing
Tom McArdle

Austin Film Critics Association 2015

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

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2015

Winner
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Cast Ensemble
Michael Keaton
Mark Ruffalo
Rachel McAdams
Brian d'Arcy James
John Slattery
Liev Schreiber
Stanley Tucci
Billy Crudup
Nominee
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust
Runner-up
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Ruffalo
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rachel McAdams
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Film Editing
Tom McArdle

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominee
BFCC Award
Best Picture
4th Place

Bodil Awards 2017

Nominee
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Tom McCarthy

Boston Online Film Critics Association 2015

Winner
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

Winner
BSFC Award
Best Film
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Film Editing
Tom McArdle
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
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

Nominee
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

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

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Editing
Tom McArdle

Chicago International Film Festival 2015

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

Chlotrudis Awards 2016

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

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2017

Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Tom McCarthy
USA.

Cinema for Peace Awards 2016

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

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2015

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

David di Donatello Awards 2016

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

Denver Film Critics Society 2016

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams
Best Original Score
Howard Shore

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2015

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Liev Schreiber
Best Ensemble
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Directors Guild of America, USA 2016

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Tom McCarthy

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Nominee
DFCC
Best Film
4th place.
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
2nd place.
Best Actor
Mark Ruffalo
4th place. Tied with Géza Röhrig for Saul fia (2015).

Empire Awards, UK 2016

Nominee
Empire Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2016

Winner
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
Winner
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

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Winner
FFCC Award
Best Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2016

Nominee
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 (GAFCA) 2016

Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Ensemble
Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Gold Derby Awards 2016

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Len Cariou
Michael Cyril Creighton
Billy Crudup
Brian d'Arcy James
Neal Huff
Michael Keaton
Rachel McAdams
Mark Ruffalo
Liev Schreiber
Jamey Sheridan
John Slattery
Stanley Tucci
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
Michael Sugar
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Blye Pagon Faust
Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Director
Tom McCarthy
Film Editing
Tom McArdle

Golden Schmoes Awards 2015

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

Golden Trailer Awards 2016

Winner
Golden Trailer
Best of Show
Open Road Films
InSynch Media
Best Independent
Open Road Films
InSynch Media
Best of Show
Open Road Entertainment
InSync Plus
Best Independent
Open Road Films
InSync Plus
Nominee
Golden Trailer
Best Drama
Open Road Films
InSync Plus
Best Music
Open Road Films
InSync Plus

Gotham Awards 2015

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

Hollywood Film Awards 2015

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

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2016

Nominee
HPA Awards
Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
Tom McArdle

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Winner
HFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2015

Nominee
IGN Award
Best Drama Movie

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2015

Winner
IFJA Award
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Nominee
IFJA Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2015

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

International Cinephile Society Awards 2016

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Ensemble
Runner-Up.

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2016

Winner
INOCA
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominee
INOCA
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
5th place.

Internet Film Critic Society 2015

Winner
IFCS Award
Best Drama

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2016

Winner
IFC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo
Nominee
IFC Award
Best Original Score
Howard Shore

Irish Film and Television Awards 2016

Winner
IFTA Award
Best International Film

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
KCFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Kinema Junpo Awards 2016

Nominee
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Tom McCarthy
(USA)
Nominee
Readers' Choice Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Tom McCarthy
(USA)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2015

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

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2016

Winner
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Supporting Actor of the Year
Michael Keaton

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Middleburg Film Festival 2015

Winner
Audience Award
Narrative Feature
Tom McCarthy

Mill Valley Film Festival 2015

Winner
Audience Award
U.S. Cinema
Tom McCarthy

National Board of Review, USA 2015

Winner
NBR Award
Top Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2016

Winner
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Best Film
Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

Nevada Film Critics Society 2015

Winner
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

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Michael Keaton

New York Film Critics, Online 2015

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Best Ensemble
Top Films of the Year

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2016

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

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Winner
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

Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Ensemble
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Blye Pagon Faust
Steve Golin
Nicole Rocklin
Michael Sugar
2nd Place
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

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016

Winner
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

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

Phoenix Critics Circle 2015

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

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Ensemble Acting
Nominee
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

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

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2015

Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Picture
Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay, Original
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016

Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Tom McCarthy

Satellite Awards 2015

Winner
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture
Best Director
Tom McCarthy
Best Screenplay, Original
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy
Winner
Special Achievement Award
Best Ensemble, Motion Picture
Nominee
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

Winner
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer
Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Tom McCarthy

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2015

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

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2015

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

Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Nominee
People's Choice Award
Tom McCarthy

Tromsø International Film Festival 2016

Nominee
Aurora Award
Tom McCarthy

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
UFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2015

Winner
VFCC Award
Best Film
Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Singer
Tom McCarthy

Venice Film Festival 2015

Winner
Brian Award
Tom McCarthy
Winner
Silver Mouse
Tom McCarthy
Nominee
Queer Lion
Tom McCarthy

Village Voice Film Poll 2015

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

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Film
Best Acting Ensemble
Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Writers Guild of America, USA 2016

Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Josh Singer (written by)
Tom McCarthy (written by)

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