National Society of Film Critics 2015

Best Picture
* Spotlight
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Director
* Todd Haynes – Carol
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor
* Michael B. Jordan – Creed
Géza Röhrig – Son of Saul
Tom Courtenay – 45 Years

Best Actress
* Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Nina Hoss – Phoenix

Best Supporting Actor
* Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Supporting Actress
* Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Elizabeth Banks – Love & Mercy

Best Screenplay
* Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – Spotlight
Charlie Kaufman – Anomalisa
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph – The Big Short

Best Cinematography
* Edward Lachman – Carol
Mark Lee Ping-bing – The Assassin
John Seale – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Foreign Language Film
* Timbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako
Phoenix – Christian Petzold
The Assassin – Hou Hsiao-hsien

Best Non-Fiction Film
* Amy – Asif Kapadia
In Jackson Heights – Frederick Wiseman
Seymour: An Introduction – Ethan Hawke

Film Heritage Awards
* Film Society of Lincoln Center and 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.
* Lobster Films and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, for the restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Essanay Studios.

As per the tradition of the National Society of Film Critics, the ceremony was dedicated to the memory of two distinguished members of the Society who died in the previous year. In 2015, it went to TIME magazine editor Richard Corliss.