Whiplash tops inaugural Scottish Film Critics' Awards

Best Scottish Film goes to MacBeth.

by Jennie Kermode

Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer under the tutelage of a maestro of jazz played by J. K. Simmons in Whiplash.
Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer under the tutelage of a maestro of jazz played by J. K. Simmons in Whiplash.

Whiplash has been named Best Film in the first ever Scottish Film Critics' Awards. Although many international awards selections include it in last year's batch, a later release date in the UK meant it was eligible this time round for these awards, which are going by calendar year. It beat close contenders Mad Max: Fury Road and 45 Years, which proved popular with Scottish audiences at last year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Those award winners in full:-

Best Film

Best Scottish Film

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

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