The film, which tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that unmasked child abuse in the Roman Catholic church, was one of only two films to receive multiple awards from the Houston critics, also scoring a Best Screenplay award for Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. The Revenant received three awards, one for director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, supporting actor Tom Hardy and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.
In other awards University of Houston alum and actor Dennis Quaid was honored with a lifetime achievement award. Actor Matt Damon was named Humanitarian of the Year award and Houston film critic Joe Leydon received an award for Outstanding Cinematic Contribution. Mark Craig received the Texas Independent Film Award for his film, The Last Man on the Moon.
You can see how the HFCS award-winners stack up against the Golden Globes, which are televised on Channel 2 Sunday night, and the Oscars when the Academy Awards nominations are announced on January 14.
The full list of awards:
Best Picture Spotlight
Best Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant
Best Actor Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs
Best Actress Brie Larson Room
Best Supporting Actor Tom Hardy The Revenant
Best Supporting Actress Rooney Mara Carol
Best Screenplay Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer Spotlight
Best Animated Film Inside Out (Pete Doctor, director)
Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki The Revenant
Best Documenta Amy (Asif Kapadia, director)
Best Foreign Film Son of Saul (Hungary; László Nemes, director)
Best Score Ennio Moriccone The Hateful Eight
Best Song Brian Wilson "Love and Mercy" Love & Mercy
Texas Independent Film Award Mark Craig The Last Man on the Moon
Technical Guy Norris Mad Max: Fury Road
Worst Movie Pixels
Lifetime Achievement Dennis Quaid
Humanitarian of the Year Matt Damon
Outstanding Cinematic Contribution Joe Leydon