The National Society of Film Critics has voted Spotlight the best picture of 2015.
Society members who gathered Sunday at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York also awarded the film the prize for best screenplay.
The movie chronicles The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Last month the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named it the best film of the year, and it is a Golden Globe best picture nominee.
The critics also named actor Michael B. Jordan best actor for his role as Adonis Johnson in Creed, the seventh Rocky boxing film since 1976.
And Charlotte Rampling was voted best actress for her work in the marital drama 45 Years.
Other winners include:
Supporting actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Supporting actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
Cinematography: Ed Lachman, Carol
Director: Todd Haynes, Carol
Foreign-language film: Timbuktu (director - Abderrahmane Sissako)
Non-fiction film: Amy (director - Asif Kapadia)