The Oscar nominations for 2015 films have not yet been announced — that will happen on the morning of Jan. 15. But as the year draws to a close, director Thomas McCarthy’s Spotlight has emerged as the most awarded and nominated film released in 2015.
Review-aggregator website Metacritic maintains an ongoing film award scorecard that assigns a score to each of the awards and nominations meted out by critics' associations and professional film organizations. Now that most of the year's awards and nominations have been announced, Spotlight seems certain to maintain its long-held lead. Currently coming in second is Mad Max: Fury Road, followed by Carol (currently scheduled to open in New Orleans on Jan. 15), The Martian and Room. See the full list here.