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My 5th Annual Film Awards: Your Winners, My Winners, and My Rankings for Each Category

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It’s time.

I was going to have a survey here, but I’ll save that for Monday.

A quick thanks to all of you who voted and all of you who got the vote out. The turn-out this year was lower than last year’s, but I must attribute some of that to my getting the polls up so late. I’ll see if I can’t do better next year.

Click that button to see our results.

Mad Max Mondo poster

We are in agreement. (Source)

Best Picture:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (19/64 votes)

My Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

I’m just going to go back to something I said way back in December of 2014:

But if it remotely lives up to the promise of the trailer, I apologize in advance to everyone I’m going to annoy by raving about it for the rest of the year.

Does any apology seem necessary?

My Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Big Short
  3. Tangerine
  4. Inside Out
  5. The Hateful Eight
  6. Carol
  7. Bridge of Spies
  8. The Revenant
  9. Anomalisa
  10. Mr. Holmes
  11. Son of Saul
  12. The Martian
  13. Love & Mercy
  14. Brooklyn
  15. The Look of Silence
  16. Room
  17. Ex Machina
  18. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  19. Creed
  20. The Stanford Prison Experiment

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road: 19 votes, 30%
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 7 votes, 11%
  3. The Martian, 6 votes, 9%
    • Tangerine, 6 votes, 9%
  4. The Revenant, 5 votes, 8%
  5. Bridge of Spies, 3 votes, 5%
    • Brooklyn, 3 votes, 5%

Best Director:

Your Winner: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road (27/45 votes)

My Winner: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

One of the more decisive wins of the year. But so thoroughly deserved.

My Ranking:

  1. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
  3. László Nemes, Son of Saul
  4. Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
  5. Todd Haynes, Carol
  6. Bill Pohlad, Love & Mercy
  7. Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
  8. Adam McKay, The Big Short
  9. Ridley Scott, The Martian
  10. Ryan Coogler, Creed
  11. Alex Garland, Ex Machina
  12. Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, The Forbidden Room
  13. Lenny Abrahamson, Room
  14. Miroslav Slaboshpytskyi, The Tribe
  15. Aleksei German, Hard to Be a God
  16. J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  17. Baltasar Kormákur, Everest
  18. Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  19. Sean Baker, Tangerine
  20. Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs

Your Ranking:

  1. George Miller, 27 votes, 60%
  2. Alejandro González Iñárritu, 4 votes, 9%
  3. Ryan Coogler, 3 votes, 7%
    • Todd Haynes, 3 votes, 7%
  4. László Nemes, 2 votes, 4%
    • Ridley Scott, 2 votes, 4%
    • Quentin Tarantino, 2 votes, 4%
  5. Adam McKay, 1 vote, 2%
    • Steven Spielberg, 1 vote, 2%
Dano Cusack

An actor I once disliked now shares my top prize. (Source)

Best Actor:

Your Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (26/60 votes)

My Winner: John Cusack & Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

I get it. I do. But to me, Cusack & Dano were too perfect not to pick. That it wasn’t a great year for the category made the victory easier (only my top 3 were, to my mind, truly awards-caliber), but what they pull off really is tremendous. Give the film a chance if you haven’t.

My Ranking:

  1. John Cusack & Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  2. Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes
  3. Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  4. Johnny Depp, Black Mass
  5. Matt Damon, The Martian
  6. Samuel L. Jackson, The Hateful Eight
  7. Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul
  8. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  9. Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  10. Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
  11. Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
  12. Matthias Schoenaerts, Far From the Madding Crowd
  13. Michael B. Jordan, Creed
  14. Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies
  15. Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
  16. Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
  17. Domhnall Gleeson, Ex Machina
  18. Tom Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road
  19. Richard Gere, Time Out of Mind
  20. Steve Carell, The Big Short

Your Ranking:

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio, 26 votes, 43%
  2. Michael Fassbender, 8 votes, 13%
  3. John Cusack & Paul Dano, 5 votes, 8%
    • Matt Damon, 5 votes, 8%
    • Géza Röhrig, 5 votes, 8%
  4. Johnny Depp, 4 votes, 7%
  5. Bryan Cranston, 3 votes, 5%
    • Samuel L. Jackson, 3 votes, 5%
Brie Larson Room

A previous winner of mine, now validated by the establishment. (Source)

Best Actress:

Your Winner: Brie Larson, Room (14/59 votes)

My Winner: Cate Blanchett, Carol

On the other hand, this category was perhaps the strongest it’s ever been, and Larson won with just 24% of the vote, which is either the lowest or second-lowest winning percentage of the night. She’s magnificent and virtually tied with Blanchett, but since I gave Larson my award two years ago, I feel no qualms about giving this one to Cate.

My Ranking:

  1. Care Blanchett, Carol
  2. Brie Larson, Room
  3. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
  4. Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  5. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  6. Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  7. Carey Mulligan, Far From the Madding Crowd
  8. Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
  9. Rooney Mara, Carol
  10. Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
  11. Melissa McCarthy, Spy
  12. Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  13. Bel Powley, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  14. Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria
  15. Laurence Lebeouf, Turbo Kid
  16. Mya Taylor, Tangerine
  17. Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior
  18. Emily Blunt, Sicario
  19. Yana Novikova, The Tribe
  20. Maika Monroe, It Follows

Your Ranking:

  1. Brie Larson, 14 votes, 24%
  2. Charlize Theron, 11 votes, 19%
  3. Julianne Moore, 10 votes, 17%
  4. Saoirse Ronan, 8 votes, 14%
  5. Melissa McCarthy, 5 votes, 8%
THE HATEFUL EIGHT

“Well, Mr. Ruth…you sound like you got a axe to grind against the Cause.” (Source)

Best Supporting Actor:

Your Winner: Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road (22/61 votes)

My Winner: Walton Goggins, The Hateful Eight

This, without a doubt, was the single hardest choice I had to make this year. Oscar Isaac had been my #1 since I had seen Ex Machina, but after seeing (and then seeing twice more) The Hateful Eight, my fondness for Walton Goggins’ performance (which for a time I had in Lead) led me to challenge Isaac’s primacy. After going back to Ex Machina, I decided to bump Goggins to #1, but it’s a very close race, and Hoult is a close third.

I’m quite happy with your choice, since Hoult’s performance, like Goggins’, has been totally snubbed by the awards groups (well, Hoult was up for a Teen Choice Award, if you want to count that).

My Ranking:

  1. Walton Goggins, The Hateful Eight
  2. Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina
  3. Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. Jacob Tremblay, Room
  5. Milo Parker, Mr. Holmes
  6. Emory Cohen, Brooklyn
  7. Sylvester Stallone, Creed
  8. Kurt Russell, The Hateful Eight
  9. Michael Angarano, The Stanford Prison Experiment 
  10. Ryan Reynolds, Mississippi Grind
  11. Tim Roth, The Hateful Eight
  12. Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  13. Hugh Keays-Byrne, Mad Max: Fury Road
  14. Christian Bale, The Big Short
  15. Michael Keaton, Spotlight
  16. Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
  17. Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton
  18. Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  19. Ben Vereen, Time Out of Mind
  20. Domhnall Gleeson, The Revenant

Your Ranking:

  1. Nicholas Hoult, 22 votes, 36%
  2. Jacob Tremblay, 10 votes, 16%
  3. Oscar Isaac, 9 votes, 15%
  4. Sylvester Stallone, 8 votes, 13%
  5. Mark Hamill, 4 votes, 7%
Kristen Stewart Clouds of Sils Maria 2

A performance which should cast out the specter of Twilight. (Source)

Best Supporting Actress:

Your Winner: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria (52/73 votes)

My Winner: Olivia Cooke, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Kudos to all the Kristen Stewart fans who turned out to vote for her; I’m quite sure they made up a healthy percentage of the votes in all the other categories. And her performance was excellent…but I still have to go with Cooke, who so perfectly encompasses everything that Rachel is going through, rising above the more problematic aspects of her film to be my own #1.

My Ranking:

  1. Olivia Cooke, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  2. Laura Linney, Mr. Holmes
  3. Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  4. Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
  5. Elizabeth Banks, Love & Mercy
  6. Julie Walters, Brooklyn
  7. Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
  8. Jessica Chastain, Crimson Peak
  9. Cate Blanchett, Cinderella
  10. Joan Allen, Room
  11. Kristen Wiig, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  12. Raffey Cassidy, Tomorrowland
  13. Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  14. Sarah Paulson, Carol
  15. Rebecca Henderson, Appropriate Behavior 
  16. Rachel Weisz, Youth
  17. Jane Brennan, Brooklyn
  18. Amber Heard, The Danish Girl
  19. Zoë Kravitz, Dope
  20. Emily Watson, Everest

Your Ranking:

  1. Kristen Stewart, 52 votes, 71%
  2. Jessica Chastain, 5 votes, 7%
  3. Olivia Cooke, 4 votes, 5%
    • Kate Winslet, 4 votes, 5%
  4. Jennifer Jason Leigh, 3 votes, 4%
  5. Cate Blanchett, 2 votes, 3%
    • Laura Linney, 2 votes, 3%

Best Original Screenplay:

Your Winner: Inside Out (17/58 votes)

My Winner: Inside Out

So glad we agreed on this one. Such a beautiful film, and so incredibly well-written.

My Ranking:

  1. Inside Out
  2. The Hateful Eight
  3. Tangerine
  4. Ex Machina
  5. The Forbidden Room
  6. Son of Saul
  7. Spy
  8. Mississippi Grind
  9. It Follows
  10. Appropriate Behavior 
  11. Slow West
  12. Time Out of Mind
  13. The Tribe
  14. Turbo Kid
  15. Sicario
  16. Youth
  17. Maps to the Stars
  18. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  19. Dope
  20. Bone Tomahawk

Your Ranking:

  1. Inside Out, 17 votes, 29%
  2. Ex Machina, 13 votes, 22%
  3. Son of Saul, 7 votes, 12%
  4. It Follows, 6 votes, 10%
  5. Tangerine, 5 votes, 9%

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (23/57 votes)

My Winner: Carol

The script for Max really was tremendously underrated–a model of narrative economy which many took as merely the bare bones upon which Miller and co. could hang their action sequences. Kudos to you for recognizing how much more it really is. I have to go with Carol, however, and the lovely job Phyllis Nagy did in adapting Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt.

My Ranking:

  1. Carol
  2. Anomalisa
  3. Mr. Holmes
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road
  5. Brooklyn
  6. Room
  7. The Martian
  8. Creed
  9. 45 Years
  10. The Revenant 
  11. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  12. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  13. Magic Mike XXL
  14. Far From the Madding Crowd 
  15. Z for Zachariah
  16. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  17. Shaun the Sheep Movie
  18. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  19. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  20. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 23 votes, 40%
  2. Brooklyn, 7 votes, 12%
  3. The Martian, 6 votes, 11%
    • Room, 6 votes, 11%
  4. Carol, 5 votes, 9%
    • The Revenant, 5 votes, 9%
  5. Creed, 3 votes, 5%
Big Short poster

From the trailer I thought was a troll to the film I considered the second best of the year.

Best Factually-Based Screenplay:

Your Winner: Spotlight (14/52 votes)

My Winner: The Big Short

Yeah, Spotlight was well-written, but for my money The Big Short might’ve been the single best script of the year. It so perfectly balances the confusion of the scenario with its desire to keep the lay viewer informed, while also balancing comedy and tragedy better than any other film this year. It’s such a brilliant script, and I’m so glad it’s the favorite to win the Oscar.

My Ranking:

  1. The Big Short
  2. Bridge of Spies
  3. Steve Jobs
  4. The Stanford Prison Experiment 
  5. Spotlight
  6. Trumbo
  7. Love & Mercy
  8. Black Mass
  9. Everest
  10. Straight Outta Compton
  11. The End of the Tour
  12. The Walk

Your Ranking:

  1. Spotlight, 14 votes, 27%
  2. The Big Short, 9 votes, 17%
  3. Steve Jobs, 8 votes, 15%
  4. Straight Outta Compton, 7 votes, 13%
  5. Bridge of Spies, 5 votes, 10%

Best Cinematography:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (30/54 votes)

My Winner: The Revenant

A little surprised Max won this so handily. It’s a hell of a job, no doubt, but it actually only gets to #3 on my list, behind Chivo’s stunning work on The Revenant and Mark Lee Ping Bin’s gorgeous lensing for The Assassin.

My Ranking:

  1. The Revenant
  2. The Assassin
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. Son of Saul
  5. Carol
  6. The Forbidden Room
  7. Time Out of Mind
  8. The Hateful Eight
  9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  10. Hard to Be a God
  11. The Tribe
  12. Lost River
  13. Bridge of Spies
  14. Crimson Peak
  15. Far From the Madding Crowd 
  16. Spectre
  17. In the Heart of the Sea
  18. The Danish Girl
  19. Sicario
  20. Everest

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 30 votes, 56%
  2. The Revenant, 10 votes, 19%
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 5 votes, 9%
  4. Carol, 3 votes, 6%
  5. The Assassin, 2 votes, 4%
    • Son of Saul, 2 votes, 4%

Best Editing:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (23/53 votes)

My Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Big Short gave it a run for its money, but can anyone say Margaret Sixel didn’t earn this five times over?

My Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Big Short
  3. Bridge of Spies
  4. The Forbidden Room
  5. The Martian
  6. Carol
  7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  8. Creed
  9. The Hateful Eight
  10. Mr. Holmes
  11. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  12. Ex Machina
  13. Tangerine
  14. The Revenant
  15. Love & Mercy
  16. The Stanford Prison Experiment
  17. Son of Saul 
  18. Steve Jobs
  19. Room
  20. Everest

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 23 votes, 43%
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 10 votes, 19%
  3. The Martian, 7 votes, 13%
  4. Bridge of Spies, 3 votes, 6%
    • Creed, 3 votes, 6%
  5. The Big Short, 2 votes, 4%
    • Carol, 2 votes, 4%
    • The Forbidden Room, 2 votes, 4%

Best Production Design:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (29/51 votes)

My Winner: Hard to Be a God

Hard to Be a God was a rather a let down for me (I have it as a very low *** film), but the film’s setting–a planet which is essentially identical to Earth in the Middle Ages–was so perfectly realized in all its squalid ruin, that I had to give it my prize. Crimson Peak was an incredibly close second and Mad Max a strong third, but I’m comfortable with my choice.

My Ranking:

  1. Hard to Be a God
  2. Crimson Peak
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. The Assassin
  5. The Forbidden Room
  6. Son of Saul
  7. Joy
  8. Carol
  9. The Revenant
  10. The Hateful Eight
  11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  12. Anomalisa
  13. The Danish Girl
  14. Spectre
  15. Room
  16. Bridge of Spies
  17. Mr. Holmes
  18. Black Mass
  19. Ex Machina
  20. Far From the Madding Crowd

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 29 votes, 57%
  2. The Revenant, 8 votes, 16%
  3. Crimson Peak, 5 votes, 10%
  4. Carol, 3 votes, 6%
  5. Joy, 2 votes, 4%

Best Costume Design:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (21/55 votes)

My Winner: Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak, like Hard to Be a God, was far from a great film, but in terms of design was of the highest order. I can’t argue that Max had some fine costumes (it’s my #10, but it was a very good year for the category), but for me the choice was rather clear, even if The Assassin took the top spot momentarily.

My Ranking:

  1. Crimson Peak
  2. The Assassin
  3. Cinderella
  4. Chi-Raq
  5. The Danish Girl
  6. Carol
  7. Far From the Madding Crowd
  8. A Little Chaos
  9. Mr. Holmes
  10. Mad Max: Fury Road
  11. Hard to Be a God
  12. The Hateful Eight
  13. Brooklyn
  14. The Revenant
  15. By the Sea
  16. Black Mass
  17. The Forbidden Room
  18. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  19. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  20. Jupiter Ascending

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 21 votes, 38%
  2. Crimson Peak, 9 votes, 16%
  3. The Danish Girl, 8 votes, 15%
  4. Cinderella, 5 votes, 9%
  5. Mr. Holmes, 3 votes, 5%

Best Makeup:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (35/51 votes)

My Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Seriously, though.

My Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Hard to Be a God
  3. The Revenant
  4. Black Mass
  5. Creed
  6. The Hateful Eight
  7. Mr. Holmes
  8. The Danish Girl
  9. In the Heart of the Sea
  10. Bone Tomahawk
  11. Lost River
  12. Turbo Kid
  13. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  14. Concussion
  15. Crimson Peak
  16. Son of Saul
  17. Everest
  18. The Martian
  19. Spectre
  20. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 35 votes, 69%
  2. The Revenant, 7 votes, 14%
  3. The Danish Girl, 5 votes, 10%
  4. Black Mass, 1 vote, 2%
    • Hard to Be a God, 1 vote, 2%
    • In the Heart of the Sea, 1 vote, 2%
    • Mr. Holmes, 1 vote, 2%

Best Original Score:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (16/53 votes)

My Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

This was a tough choice. I strongly considered giving this to It Follows for a second there. But having repeatedly returned to Tom Holkenborg’s score for Max since it came out, I think (and you clearly agree) that it takes the cake. That last cue still gives me goosebumps.

My Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. It Follows
  3. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  4. Steve Jobs
  5. The Hateful Eight
  6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  7. Carol
  8. Turbo Kid
  9. The Stanford Prison Experiment
  10. Far From the Madding Crowd
  11. The Revenant
  12. Cop Car
  13. Black Mass
  14. The Danish Girl
  15. Creed
  16. Spectre
  17. The Walk
  18. United Passions
  19. The Assassin
  20. The Martian

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 16 votes, 30%
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 14 votes, 26%
  3. It Follows, 7 votes, 13%
  4. Carol, 5 votes, 9%
  5. The Hateful Eight, 3 votes, 6%

Best Song:

Your Winner: “Writing’s On the Wall”, Spectre (17/46 votes)

My Winner: “The Final Derrière”, The Forbidden Room

A pretty weak year either way, and “Writing’s On the Wall” is at least solid, but I have to give Sparks some love. If you haven’t listened to them, do please check them out. They’re so incredibly underappreciated in this country.

My Ranking:

  1. “The Final Derrière”, The Forbidden Room
  2. “Writing’s On the Wall”, Spectre
  3. “Can’t Bring Me Down”, Dope
  4. “Simple Song #3”, Youth
  5. “None of Them Are You”, Anomalisa
  6. “Grip”, Creed
  7. “I Want to Live”, Chi-Raq
  8. “Pray 4 My City”, Chi-Raq
  9. “Go Head”, Dope
  10. “Four Doomed Men Ride Out”, Bone Tomahawk
  11. “Don’t Get Deleted”, Dope
  12. “It’s My Turn Now”, Dope
  13. “Feels Like Summer”, Shaun the Sheep Movie

Your Ranking:

  1. “Writing’s On the Wall”, 17 votes, 37%
  2. “Grip”, 9 votes, 20%
  3. “Can’t Bring Me Down”, 6 votes, 13%
  4. “Four Doomed Men Ride Out”, 4 votes, 9%
  5. “None of Them Are You”, 3 votes, 7%

Best Sound Mixing:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (14/48 votes)

My Winner: Everest

I can’t argue with your choice here. But the sound design for Everest actively impressed me at the time, and given how rare it is that I really take notice of the sound work on a film, that gives it just the tiniest edge. (I also thought the film was fairly underrated, which doesn’t hurt.)

My Ranking:

  1. Everest
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Son of Saul
  4. Anomalisa
  5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  6. Straight Outta Compton
  7. Spectre
  8. The Martian
  9. Love & Mercy
  10. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  11. The Tribe
  12. The Revenant
  13. Creed
  14. In the Heart of the Sea
  15. Bridge of Spies
  16. The Hateful Eight
  17. Sicario
  18. Magic Mike XXL
  19. The Walk
  20. ’71

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 14 votes, 29%
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 12 votes, 25%
  3. The Martian, 5 votes, 10%
  4. Love & Mercy, 4 votes, 8%
    • Straight Outta Compton, 4 votes, 8%
  5. Everest, 3 votes, 6%
    • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, 3 votes, 6%

Best Visual Effects:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (21/50 votes)

My Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

On seeing The Force Awakens a second time, I almost gave it my award, but we seemed to agree: the work on Max, which had to combine practical effects and artificial ones in a fairly realistic context, was indeed the best.

My Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Walk
  4. The Forbidden Room
  5. The Martian
  6. The Revenant
  7. Everest
  8. Jurassic World
  9. In the Heart of the Sea
  10. Turbo Kid
  11. Spectre 
  12. Tomorrowland
  13. Chappie
  14. Ant-Man
  15. Bridge of Spies
  16. Ex Machina
  17. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  18. Jupiter Ascending
  19. Crimson Peak
  20. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 21 votes, 42%
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 8 votes, 16%
  3. The Revenant, 5 votes, 1o%
  4. In the Heart of the Sea, 3 votes, 6%
    • Jurassic World, 3 votes, 6%
    • The Martian, 3 votes, 6%
    • The Walk, 3 votes, 6%
  5. Everest, 2 votes, 4%
    • The Forbidden Room, 2 votes, 4%

Best Sound Effects:

Your Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road (17/50 votes)

My Winner: Mad Max Fury Road

Vroom vroom, motherfucker.

My Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Martian
  4. Everest
  5. The Revenant 
  6. The Big Short
  7. Spectre
  8. The Hateful Eight
  9. Creed
  10. Youth
  11. Crimson Peak
  12. Sicario
  13. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  14. Bone Tomahawk
  15. Pawn Sacrifice
  16. Love & Mercy
  17. Straight Outta Compton
  18. The Forbidden Room
  19. In the Heart of the Sea
  20. Anomalisa

Your Ranking:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 17 votes, 34%
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 12 votes, 24%
  3. The Revenant, 10 votes, 20%
  4. Everest, 3 votes, 6%
    • The Martian, 3 votes, 6%
    • Spectre, 3 votes, 6%
  5. Creed, 1 vote, 2%
    • Youth, 1 vote, 2%

Totals:

Me:

  • Mad Max: Fury Road: 7 awards (the most I have ever given a film in my year-end awards)
  • Carol2 awards
  • The Big Short, Crimson Peak, Everest, The Forbidden Room, Hard to Be a God, The Hateful Eight, Inside Out, Love & Mercy, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Revenant1 award

You:

  • Mad Max: Fury Road13 awards
  • Clouds of Sils Maria, Inside Out, The Revenant, Room, Spectre, Spotlight1 award

We agreed on 8 out of 19 categories.

My Ranking of All the Films I Saw for 2015:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Big Short
  3. Tangerine
  4. Inside Out
  5. The Hateful Eight
  6. Carol
  7. Bridge of Spies
  8. The Revenant
  9. Anomalisa
  10. Mr. Holmes
  11. Son of Saul
  12. The Martian
  13. Love & Mercy
  14. Brooklyn
  15. The Look of Silence
  16. Room
  17. Ex Machina
  18. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  19. Creed
  20. The Stanford Prison Experiment
  21. Shaun the Sheep Movie
  22. Time Out of Mind
  23. Steve Jobs
  24. Mississippi Grind
  25. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  26. Spy
  27. It Follows
  28. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  29. The Forbidden Room
  30. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  31. Everest
  32. Far From the Madding Crowd
  33. Magic Mike XXL
  34. 45 Years
  35. Trumbo
  36. Where to Invade Next
  37. Turbo Kid
  38. Slow West
  39. Maps to the Stars
  40. Spotlight
  41. The Tribe
  42. Black Mass
  43. Spectre
  44. Appropriate Behavior
  45. Straight Outta Compton 
  46. Z for Zachariah
  47. ’71
  48. Cop Car
  49. The Walk
  50. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  51. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  52. Joy
  53. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  54. Youth
  55. Sicario
  56. Goosebumps
  57. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  58. Cinderella
  59. Chi-Raq
  60. The End of the Tour
  61. Dope
  62. The Danish Girl
  63. Jurassic World
  64. Clouds of Sils Maria
  65. The Assassin
  66. Pawn Sacrifice
  67. Tomorrowland
  68. Ant-Man
  69. Bone Tomahawk
  70. What We Do in the Shadows
  71. The Good Dinosaur
  72. Hard to Be a God 
  73. Crimson Peak
  74. In the Heart of the Sea
  75. Lost River
  76. Concussion
  77. By the Sea
  78. A Little Chaos
  79. Old Fashioned
  80. Fantastic Four
  81. Terminator Genisys
  82. Little Boy
  83. Jupiter Ascending
  84. Jem and the Holograms
  85. Chappie
  86. Fifty Shades of Gray
  87. Pan
  88. Aloha
  89. United Passions
  90. Dancin’ – It’s On!
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