The members of the Dublin Film Critics Circle have voted Pixar’s Inside Out, as best film of 2015.
Mad Max Fury Road, a winner with critics groups elsewhere in the world, has had to settle for second place.
Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s Ukrainian film The Tribe, and Todd Haynes’s Carol, a story of lesbian romance from the 1950s, were in the following pack.
Fifth place was shared by two films at the opposite end of the filmmaking sphere, Star Wars: The Forces Awakens (which looks set to be the biggest film of all time) and Tangerine, a no-budget film shot on iPhones in West Hollywood.
Few will be surprised to see John Crowley’s Brooklyn, currently eating up awards season, being named as best Irish film, but it had to share that spot with Conor Horgan’s Panti Bliss documentary, The Queen of Ireland.
Daisy Ridley, the lead in Star Wars, was honoured with Best International Breakthrough. The Best Breakthrough in the domestic category went to Tallaght’s Jordanne Jones, who starred in Frank Berry’s I Used to Live Here.
Check out the full list below:
THE DFCC AWARDS 2015
1 Inside Out
2 Mad Max Fury Road
4 The Tribe
5 Birdman / A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night / Ex Machina / Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Tangerine
1 Queen of Ireland / Brooklyn
2 Song of the Sea
3 Older than Ireland
4 I Used to Live Here
5 The Lobster
1 Queen of Ireland
3 Red Army
4 Best of Enemies
5 The Wolfpack, The Look of Silence
1 Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
2 Rooney Mara (Carol)
3 Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
4 Charlize Theron (Mad Max Fury Road) / Emily Blunt (Sicario) / Lily Tomlin (Grandma)
5 Nina Hoss (Phoenix)
1 Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
2 Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year)
3 Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher)
4 Matt Damon (The Martian) / Paul Dano (Love and Mercy) / Tom Courtenay (45 Years) / Michael Keaton (Birdman)
5 Viggo Mortensen (Jauja)/ J K Simmons (Whiplash) / Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
1 Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
2 Todd Haynes (Carol)
3 Myroslav Slaboshpitsky (The Tribe) / Peter Strickland (Duke of Burgundy)
4 Sean Baker (Tangerine)
5 John Crowley ( Brooklyn) / J.J. Abrams (Star Wars The Force Awakens)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars The Force Awakens) / Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor (Tangerine)
Jordanne Jones (I Used to Live Here)