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"Spotlight" Named Best Picture By National Society of Film Critics
A scene from "Spotlight" (courtesy of Open Road Films)
  • NEW YORK (AP)
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The National Society of Film Critics has voted “Spotlight” the best picture of 2015.

Society members who gathered Sunday at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York also awarded the film the prize for best screenplay.

The movie chronicles The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.

Last month the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named it the best film of the year, and it is a Golden Globe best picture nominee.

The critics also named actor Michael B. Jordan best actor for his role as Adonis Johnson in the seventh “Rocky” boxing film since 1976.

Charlotte Rampling was voted best actress for her work in the marital drama “45 Years.”

Todd Haynes was named best director for “Carol.”

Ed Lachman won the cinematography honor, also for “Carol.”

Here’s a full rundown of National Society of Film Critics’ winners:

BEST ACTOR
Michael B. Jordan (Creed

BEST ACTRESS
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria

BEST SCREENPLAY
Spotlight (Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy) 

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carol (Ed Lachman) 

PICTURE
Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) 

DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes (Carol

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako) 

BEST NON-FICTION FILM
Amy (Asif Kapadia) 

FILM HERITAGE AWARDS
Film Society of Lincoln Center and the programmers Jake Perlin and Michelle Materre, for the series Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986

The Criterion Collection and L’Immagine Ritrovata for the restoration and packaging of the reconstructed version of The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray

Association Chaplin for supervising the digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Essanay Films

SPECIAL CITATION for a film awaiting American distribution
One Floor Below, a Romanian film directed by Radu Muntean.

This meeting was dedicated to the late Richard Corliss, longtime critic at TIME magazine, not just a writer of extraordinary intelligence, wit, and energy, but also a generous friend and colleague. 

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