Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AFT Awards: Best Ensemble Cast

This is the twentieth category of the 9th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
Beasts of No Nation, Black Mass, Brooklyn, Carol, Creed, Ex Machina, Freeheld, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, Grandma, Mustang, Room, Son of Saul, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tangerines, The Big Short, The Lady in the Van, The Martian, The Overnight, The Revenant, The Second Mother, The Walk, Woman in Gold, Z for Zachariah

99 Homes
Sleeping with Other People
Mississippi Grind
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight

The winner:
Spotlight was a true ensemble film, capturing the dynamic of its journalism team without really having a lead and casting so many background players as corporate controllers, religious leaders, and other elements of its fascinating story.

Other nominees:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Wild Tales
People, Places, Things

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