- The Lobster
- Finding Dory
- Captain America: Civil War
- Swiss Army Man
- Tale of Tales
- The Invitation
- Elvis & Nixon
It’s time to close the door on 2015. Past time, even. But I wanted to round off this awards season, as patchy as my coverage of it may have been, with a poll (seen above), some statistical fun, and some reflection on my awards past.
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.
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?)
When I was assembling the nominees for my 3rd Annual Film Awards, I posted a longlist of films and performances I was considering for each category, and then put up a series of articles where I derived my final roster of nominees by going through the longlists and picking the best 5.
Since I’ve honed my skills at ranking my contenders in each category over the last two years, this year maintaining a ranked list of up to 20 contenders per category, I won’t be sifting through the longlists as I did once upon a time. But I thought you might like to see where my categories stand as of now.
Of course, a lot can change in the next two weeks. There are films to watch and rewatch, and a couple of categories in particular will require additional research. But this serves to show what I broadly think are the strongest elements of the year in film.
Time to fix a few dates for my own awards.