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

Share this with others on...
News

Stay-At-Home Seven: May 25-June 1 A selection of films to catch on UK TV and streaming services this week.

Bringing fantasy to life Nicholas Ashe Bateman on fantasy, technology, time and The Wanting Mare

Streaming spotlight: the need for speed The car movies you can't live without

Piccoli - a monument of French cinema Last exit at 94 for actor who started as an extra

Venice Film Festival expected to run as planned Governor gives assurances as region emerges from lockdown

NYS filmmakers say "Wear a mask!" Blank City director Celine Danhier among finalists

More news and features

We've recently been bringing you coverage of the Chattanooga Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival online selection.



Shortly before lockdown, we were at the New York Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, the Glasgow Film Festival, the Berlinale, Scottish feminist festival Femspectives, and Sundance in Utah.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

More competitions coming soon.