BSFC Winners 2010s

2019 (December 15th)

The 2019 BSFC Awards selection is dedicated to the memories of Steve Livernash, David Kleiler, and Vlada Petrić, pillars of the Boston film community who passed away this year.

  • Best Picture  –  Little Women
  • Best Actor – Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
  • Best Actress – Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Best Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
  • Best Supporting Actress –  Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Best Director – Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
  • Best Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
  • Best Cinematography – Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Best Documentary – Honeyland
  • Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) – Parasite
  • Best Animated Film – I Lost My Body
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Best Ensemble Cast – Little Women
  • Best Original Score – Alexandre Desplat, Little Women

2019 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2018 (December 11th)

The 2018 BSFC Awards selection is dedicated to the memory of former BSFC member Stephen Brophy who sadly passed away earlier this year.

  • Best Picture  –   If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Best Actor – John C. Reilly for Stan & Ollie
  • Best Actress –  Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Best Supporting Actor –  Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Best Supporting Actress –  Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Best Director – Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here
  • Best Screenplay – Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Best Cinematography – Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
  • Best Documentary – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
  • Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) –  Shoplifters
  • Best Animated Film – Isle of Dogs
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Tom Cross for First Man
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  Shoplifters
  • Best Original Score – Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk

2018 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2017 (December 10th)

  • Best Picture  –   Phantom Thread
  • Best Actor – Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out
  • Best Actress –  Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water
  • Best Supporting Actor –  Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project
  • Best Supporting Actress –  Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird
  • Best Director – Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread
  • Best Screenplay –  Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
  • Best Cinematography – Hoyte Van Hoytema for Dunkirk
  • Best Documentary – Dawson City: Frozen Time
  • Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) –  The Square
  • Best Animated Film –  Coco
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) –  David Lowery for A Ghost Story
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Jordan Peele for Get Out
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Best Original Score –  Jonny Greenwood for Phantom Thread

2017 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2016 (December 11th)

  • Best Picture  –  La La Land
  • Best Actor – Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
  • Best Actress –  Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Things to Come
  • Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
  • Best Supporting Actress – Lily Gladstone for Certain Women
  • Best Director – Damien Chazelle for La La Land
  • Best Screenplay – Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
  • Best Cinematography – Chung-hoon Chung for The Handmaiden
  • Best Documentary – O. J.: Made in America
  • Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) –  The Handmaiden
  • Best Animated Film –  Tower
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) –  Tom Cross for La La Land
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Robert Eggers for The Witch
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  Moonlight
  • Best Original Score –  Mica Levi for Jackie

2016 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2015 (December 6th)

  • Best Picture  –  Spotlight
  • Best Actor – (tie) Paul Dano for Love & Mercy and Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
  • Best Actress –  Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years
  • Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies
  • Best Supporting Actress – Kristen Stewart for Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Best Director – Todd Haynes for Carol
  • Best Screenplay – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for Spotlight
  • Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman for Carol
  • Best Documentary – Amy
  • Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) –  The Look of Silence
  • Best Animated Film –  (tie) Anomalisa and Inside Out
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) –  Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Marielle Heller for The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  Spotlight
  • Best Use of Music in a Film –  Love & Mercy

2015 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2014 (December 8th)

  • Best Picture  – Boyhood
  • Best Actor – Michael Keaton for Birdman
  • Best Actress – Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night
  • Best Supporting Actor –  J. K. Simmons for Whiplash
  • Best Supporting Actress –  Emma Stone for Birdman
  • Best Director – Richard Linklater for Boyhood
  • Best Screenplay –  (tie) Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo for Birdman & Richard Linklater for Boyhood
  • Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman
  • Best Documentary – Citizenfour
  • Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) –  Two Days, One Night
  • Best Animated Film – The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Sandra Adair for Boyhood
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  Boyhood
  • Best Use of Music in a Film – Inherent Vice

2014 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2013 (December 8th)

  • Best Picture  – 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Actor –  Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Actress – Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
  • Best Supporting Actor –  James Gandolfini for Enough Said
  • Best Supporting Actress –  June Squibb for Nebraska
  • Best Director – Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Screenplay –  Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said
  • Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity
  • Best Documentary – The Act of Killing
  • Best Foreign-Language Film –  Wadjda
  • Best Animated Film –  The Wind Rises
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill for Rush
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  Nebraska
  • Best Use of Music in a Film  – Inside Llewyn Davis

2013 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2012 (December 9th)

  • Best Picture  –  Zero Dark Thirty
  • Best Actor –  Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
  • Best Actress – Emmanuelle Riva for Amour
  • Best Supporting Actor –  Ezra Miller for Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Best Supporting Actress –  Sally Field for Lincoln
  • Best Director –  Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty
  • Best Screenplay –  Tony Kushner for Lincoln
  • Best Cinematography – Mihai Malaimare Jr for The Master
  • Best Documentary –  How to Survive a Plague
  • Best Foreign-Language Film –  Amour
  • Best Animated Film –  Frankenweenie
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor for Zero Dark Thirty
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  David France for How to Survive a Plague
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  Seven Psychopaths
  • Best Use of Music in a Film  – Moonrise Kingdom

2012 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2011 (December 12th)

  • Best Picture  –  The Artist
  • Best Actor –  Brad Pitt for Moneyball
  • Best Actress – Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn
  • Best Supporting Actor –  Albert Brooks for Drive
  • Best Supporting Actress –  Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids
  • Best Director –  Martin Scorsese for Hugo
  • Best Screenplay –  Stan Chervin, Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian for Moneyball
  • Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for The Tree of Life
  • Best Documentary –  Project Nim
  • Best Foreign-Language Film –  Incendies
  • Best Animated Film –  Rango
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Christian Marclay for The Clock
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Best Ensemble Cast –  Carnage
  • Best Use of Music in a Film  –  Tie: Drive and The Artist

2011 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations

2010 (December 12th)

  • Best Picture  – The Social Network
  • Best Actor – Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network
  • Best Actress – Natalie Portman for Black Swan
  • Best Supporting Actor – Christian Bale for The Fighter
  • Best Supporting Actress – Juliette Lewis for Conviction
  • Best Director – David Fincher for The Social Network
  • Best Screenplay – Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
  • Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins for True Grit
  • Best Documentary – Marwencol
  • Best Foreign-Language Film – Mother
  • Best Animated Film – Toy Story 3
  • Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Andrew Weisblum for Black Swan
  • Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Jeff Malmberg for Marwencol
  • Best Ensemble Cast – The Fighter
  • Best Use of Music in a Film  – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

2010 Series, Rediscoveries and Commendations