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Houston Film Critics Name Spotlight Best Picture Of The Year

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Around the time the Houston Texans were being shellacked by the Kansas City Chiefs, the Houston Film Critics Society bestowed honors (and one dishonor) to a myriad of categories at an informal ceremony at Sundance Cinemas. The big winner at the event was The Revenant, which took the most honors with three awards, while the drama Spotlight took home two. Special honors for lifetime achievement went to Houston native Dennis Quaid (The Right Stuff, Frequency), while actor Matt Damon received an honor for his humanitarian efforts. Film critic Joe Leydon got a standing ovation for his contributions to cinema as a writer and lecturer about the medium.

For the major categories the awards are as followed:

Best Picture: Spotlight
Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Best Actress: Brie Larson (Room)
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara (Carol)
Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Foreign Film: Son of Saul (Hungary)
Best Score: Ennio Moriccone (The Hateful Eight)
Best Song: “One Kind of Love,” music & lyrics by Brian Wilson & Scott Bennett (Love & Mercy)
Texas Independent Film Award: Mark Craig (The Last Man on the Moon)
Technical Achievement: Guy Norris (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Worst Movie: Pixels

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