The Edgar Awards – Winners!

In a stellar year for comedies led by women, Spy came out on top at the Edgars with five wins overall – including Best Comedy as well as Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress and Cameo. The next big winner was Ex Machina, which took home Best Actress in a Drama, Best Original Screenplay, as well as Visual Effects and Best Sci-Fi.

Best Picture this year went to the seventh installment of the Rocky series, Creed, while its longtime star Sylvester Stallone won Best Supporting Actor. Rounding out the comedy awards were actor Armie Hammer for his performance in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen for their magnificent Inside Out, which also won Best Animated Film and Voice Acting for Richard Kind (Bing Bong). Oscar Best Picture winner Spotlight managed to snag awards for both its nominations – Best Actor (Michael Keaton) and Best Biography/Historical.

With the indie awards, Mr. Holmes was the big winner, picking up Best Indie, Actor (Ian McKellen) and Editing. The Martian was a surprise winner for Adapted Screenplay, while many of the technical categories fell to Mad Max: Fury Road, much like the Oscars. Most big films managed to get one award, but the big surprise of the event was that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was unable to come up with anything, despite having a near record in nominations (12).

Full list of winners is below:

Best Picture: Creed

Best Drama: Room

Best Director of a Drama/Fantasy: Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Actor in a Drama/Fantasy: Michael Keaton, Spotlight


Best Actress in Drama/Fantasy: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best Supporting Actor in Drama/Fantasy: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress in Drama/Fantasy: Sofia Boutella, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Comedy: Spy

Best Director of a Comedy/Animated: Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, Inside Out

Best Actor in Comedy: Armie Hammer, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Best Actress in Comedy: Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Best Supporting Actor in Comedy: Jason Statham, Spy


Best Supporting Actress in Comedy: Rose Byrne, Spy

Best Animated: Inside Out

Best Voice Acting: Richard Kind, Inside Out

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ex Machina

Best Horror: Goodnight Mommy

Best Action/Adventure: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Crime/Thriller: The Gift

Best Biographical/Historical: Spotlight

Best Romance: Brooklyn

Best Western: The Hateful Eight

Best Documentary: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Best Foreign Film: Slow West, New Zealand

Worst Film: Vacation

Best Indie: Mr. Holmes


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Best Indie Director: Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation

Best Indie Actor: Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes

Best Indie Actress: Brie Larson, Room

Best Indie Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Indie Supporting Actress: Katherine Waterston, Queen of Earth

Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard, The Martian

Best Original Screenplay: Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Best Soundtrack: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight


Best Song: “Phenomenal” by Eminem, Southpaw

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Best Editing: Virginia Katz, Mr. Holmes

Best Art Direction: Heather Loeffler and Jesse Rosenthal, Carol

Best Stunts: Bradley James Allan, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Costumes: Kate Hawley, Crimson Peak

Best MakeupMad Max: Fury Road


Best TrailerMad Max: Fury Road

Best PosterBone Tomahawk

Best Cameo: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Spy

Richard Harris Lifetime Achievement Award: James Earl Jones

Robin Williams Memorial Award: James Horner (1953-2015)


Hall of Fame: Dr. Strangelove, Or…How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb; Silence of the Lambs; The Maltese Falcon


Thanks to all that voted, and come back around January for the 16th Annual Edgars! Hopefully by then, I’ll have a site dedicated to them! Stay tuned for a possible name change as well…


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