20th Satellite Awards

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20th Satellite Awards
Date February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)
Best film Spotlight
Best director Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
Best television drama Better Call Saul
Best television comedy Silicon Valley

The 20th Satellite Awards is an award ceremony honoring the year's outstanding performers, films, and television shows, presented by the International Press Academy. It took place on February 21, 2016.[1]

The nominations were announced on December 1, 2015. The film The Martian leads all nominees with nine, including Best Film.[2]

Special achievement awards[edit]

Auteur Award (for singular vision and unique artistic control over the elements of production)Robert M. Young

Humanitarian Award (for making a difference in the lives of those in the artistic community and beyond)Spike Lee

Mary Pickford Award (for outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry)Louise Fletcher

Nikola Tesla Award (for visionary achievement in filmmaking technology)HIVE Lighting Plasma Wizards

Breakthrough Performance AwardJacob Tremblay (Room)

Special Award for Breakthrough ComedianAmy Schumer

Motion picture winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Film Best Director


Tom McCarthySpotlight

Best Actor Best Actress

Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant

Saoirse RonanBrooklyn

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Christian BaleThe Big Short

Alicia VikanderThe Danish Girl

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

SpotlightTom McCarthy and Josh Singer

Steve JobsAaron Sorkin

Best Animated or Mixed Media Film Best Foreign Language Film

Inside Out

Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Documentary Film Best Cinematography

The Look of Silence

Mad Max: Fury RoadJohn Seale

Best Original Score Best Original Song

CarolCarter Burwell

"Til It Happens to You" (Lady Gaga and Diane Warren) – The Hunting Ground

Best Visual Effects Best Art Direction and Production Design

The Walk – Kevin Baillie, Jim Gibbs, Viktor Muller, and Sébastien Moreau

Bridge of SpiesAdam Stockhausen

Best Film Editing Best Sound (Editing and Mixing)

SicarioJoe Walker

The MartianMac Ruth, Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, and Oliver Tarney

Best Costume Design Best Ensemble – Motion Picture

The Assassin – Wen-Ying Huang


Television winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Best Drama Series Best Musical or Comedy Series

Better Call SaulAMC

Silicon ValleyHBO

Best Miniseries Best Television Film

Flesh and BoneStarz

Stockholm, PennsylvaniaLifetime

Best Actor in a Drama Series Best Actress in a Drama Series

Dominic WestThe Affair as Noah Solloway

Claire DanesHomeland as Carrie Mathison

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series

Jeffrey TamborTransparent as Maura Pfefferman

Taylor SchillingOrange Is the New Black as Piper Chapman

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film

Mark RylanceWolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell

Sarah HayFlesh and Bone as Claire Robbins

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Film Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Film

Christian SlaterMr. Robot as Mr. Robot / Edward Alderson

Rhea SeehornBetter Call Saul as Kim Wexler

Best Genre Series Best Ensemble – Television Series

The Walking Dead – AMC

American Crime

New Media winners and nominees[edit]

Outstanding Action/Adventure Game Outstanding Blu-ray

Rise of the Tomb Raider – (Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, Nixxes Software, Square Enix, Microsoft Studios)

Downton Abbey Season 6

  • Inside Out
  • Masterpiece: Worricker – The Complete Series
  • Downton Abbey Season 5

Awards breakdown[edit]




  1. ^ "Satellite Awards Nominees Unveiled". Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Satellite Awards (2015)". International Press Academy. IPA. December 2, 2015. pressacademy.com. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 

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