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My 5th Annual Film Awards: The Nominees

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On the left, a film which made $150 million in the U.S. alone and which nearly everyone has heard of. On the right, a film which made about $110,000 in the U.S., and which comparatively few have heard of (and fewer have seen). But they're both up for my Best Picture award.

On the left, a film which made $150 million in the U.S. alone and which nearly everyone has heard of. On the right, a film which made about $110,000 in the U.S., and which comparatively few have heard of (and fewer have seen). But they’re both up for my Best Picture award.

And so it begins.

Apologies for not illustrating this post as elaborately as I might have, but it’s been a busy weekend.

In fact, because of time pressures, I’ve decided the open voting will actually commence tomorrow–President’s Day. An appropriate day for voting, no? (A neat rationalization of my own procrastination…no?)

Picture:

  • Anomalisa
  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Creed
  • Ex Machina
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Inside Out
  • The Look of Silence
  • Love & Mercy
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Mr. Holmes
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Son of Saul
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Tangerine

Director:

  • Ryan Coogler, Creed
  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • László Nemes, Son of Saul
  • Bill Pohlad, Love & Mercy
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Actor:

  • Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • John Cusack & Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Johnny Depp, Black Mass
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Samuel L. Jackson, The Hateful Eight
  • Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes
  • Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul

Actress:

  • Care Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Melissa McCarthy, Spy
  • Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
  • Carey Mulligan, Far From the Madding Crowd
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina (and The Danish Girl)

Supporting Actor:

  • Michael Angarano, The Stanford Prison Experiment 
  • Emory Cohen, Brooklyn
  • Walton Goggins, The Hateful Eight
  • Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina
  • Milo Parker, Mr. Holmes
  • Ryan Reynolds, Mississippi Grind
  • Kurt Russell, The Hateful Eight
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed
  • Jacob Tremblay, Room

Supporting Actress:

  • Joan Allen, Room
  • Elizabeth Banks, Love & Mercy
  • Cate Blanchett, Cinderella
  • Jessica Chastain, Crimson Peak
  • Olivia Cooke, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Laura Linney, Mr. Holmes
  • Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Julie Walters, Brooklyn
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Original Screenplay:

  • Appropriate Behavior 
  • Ex Machina
  • The Forbidden Room
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Inside Out
  • It Follows
  • Mississippi Grind
  • Son of Saul
  • Spy
  • Tangerine

Adapted Screenplay:

  • Anomalisa
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Creed
  • 45 Years
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Mr. Holmes
  • The Revenant 
  • Room

Factually-Based Screenplay:

  • The Big Short
  • Black Mass
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Everest
  • Love & Mercy
  • Spotlight
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment 
  • Steve Jobs
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo

Cinematography:

  • The Assassin
  • Carol
  • The Forbidden Room
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Son of Saul
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Time Out of Mind

Editing:

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • Creed
  • The Forbidden Room
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Mr. Holmes
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Production Design:

  • The Assassin
  • Carol
  • Crimson Peak
  • The Forbidden Room
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Joy
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Son of Saul

Costume Design:

  • The Assassin
  • Carol
  • Chi-Raq
  • Cinderella
  • Crimson Peak
  • The Danish Girl
  • Far From the Madding Crowd
  • A Little Chaos
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mr. Holmes

Hard to Be a God Yarmolnik

Makeup:

  • Black Mass
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • Creed
  • The Danish Girl
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Hateful Eight
  • In the Heart of the Sea
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mr. Holmes
  • The Revenant

Original Score:

  • Carol
  • Far From the Madding Crowd
  • The Hateful Eight
  • It Follows
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Steve Jobs
  • Turbo Kid

Original Song:

Sound Mixing:

  • Anomalisa
  • Everest
  • Love & Mercy
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • Son of Saul
  • Spectre
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Straight Outta Compton

Visual Effects:

  • Everest
  • The Forbidden Room
  • In the Heart of the Sea
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Turbo Kid
  • The Walk

Sound Effects:

  • The Big Short
  • Creed
  • Everest
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant 
  • Spectre
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Youth
I saw it just a couple of days ago, but it sure made its impact. (Source)

I saw it just a couple of days ago, but it sure made its impact. (Source)

Totals:

  • 14 nominations: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 13 nominations: The Hateful Eight
  • 10 nominations: Carol
  • 9 nominations: The Revenant
  • 8 nominations: Creed, The Martian, Mr. Holmes
  • 7 nominations: Son of Saul, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 6 nominations: The Forbidden Room, Love & Mercy
  • 5 nominations: The Big Short, Brooklyn, Room
  • 4 nominations: Anomalisa, Bridge of Spies, Everest, Ex Machina, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Steve Jobs
  • 3 nominations: The Assassin, Black Mass, Chi-Raq, Crimson Peak, Far From the Madding Crowd, Hard to be a God, Spectre
  • 2 nominations: Bone Tomahawk, Cinderella, The Danish Girl, Dope, 45 Years, In the Heart of the Sea, Inside Out, It Follows, Mississippi Grind, Spy, Straight Outta Compton, Tangerine, Trumbo, Turbo Kid, Youth
  • 1 nomination: Appropriate Behavior, Clouds of Sils Maria, Joy, Jurassic World, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, A Little Chaos, The Look of Silence, Maps to the Stars, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Spotlight, Time Out of Mind, The Walk

Trivia:

  • Most nominations without a Best Picture nomination: The Forbidden Room, with 6.
  • Most nominations without a Best Director nomination: Mr. Holmes, with 8.
  • Most nominations without a Screenplay nomination: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with 7 (also most nominations without an acting nomination).
  • Best film to receive no nominations: Shaun the Sheep Movie, which was my #21 of the year and just missed out on Best Picture, but would have had no other nominations.
  • Worst film to receive any nominations: A Little Chaos, a fairly weak film (my #78 of the year), but one with very good costumes. It’s worth noting that Chappie, a far worse film, was #13 on my Visual Effects list–no worse film comes so close to a nomination.
  • Highest-grossing Best Picture nominee: Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($909.8 million domestic to date).
  • Lowest-grossing Best Picture nominee: The Look of Silence ($109,089 domestic).
  • Longest Best Picture nominee: The Hateful Eight (187 minutes in the 70mm roadshow version).
  • Shortest Best Picture nominee: Tangerine (86 minutes).
  • Most acting nominations: The Hateful Eight, with 4 (Actor, Supporting Actor twice, and Supporting Actress).
  • Most nominated film which received no Oscar nominations: Mr. Holmes, with 8.
  • Most Oscar-nominated film which I gave no nominations: Sicario, which got 3 Oscar nominations.

Okeydoke. Voting will begin tomorrow (sorry again I don’t have the polls ready for today), and aside from a few quick posts here and there, I’ll be taking the next couple of weeks semi-off to focus on work and on watching some films purely for fun. Been a while since I’ve done that.

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