Best of 2015

Here are my nominations for the best performances of 2015. It's worth noting that I still haven't seen films such as Carol, The Danish Girl and Creed. 2015 has been a down year cinematically after a handful of fantastic years. My "award winners" are highlighted and italicized.

Best Feature Film:
-45 Years
-The Big Short
-Ex Machina
-The Revenant
-Steve Jobs

Best Director:
-Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs
-Alex Garland, Ex Machina
-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
-Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
-Adam McKay, The Big Short

Best Actor:
-Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
-Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
-Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
-Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
-Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress:
-Greta Gerwig, Mistress America
-Brie Larson, Room
-Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
-Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
-Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor:
-Christian Bale, The Big Short
-Steve Carell, The Big Short
-Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
-Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
-Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Best Supporting Actress:
-Olivia Cooke, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
-Lola Kirke, Mistress America
-Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
-Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
-Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Original Score:
-Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, Ex Machina
-Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai and Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Revenant
-Johan Johannsson, Sicario
-Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
-Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs

Best Adapted Screenplay:
-Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
-Andrew Haigh, 45 Years
-Donald Margulies, The End of the Tour
-Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short
-Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Best Original Screenplay:
-Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, Mistress America
-Alex Garland, Ex Machina
-Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa
-Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
-Taylor Sheridan, Sicario

Best Visual Effects:
-Crimson Peak
-Ex Machina
-Mad Max: Fury Road
-The Martian
-Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Cinematography:
-Roger Deakins, Sicario
-Rob Hardy, Ex Machina
-Alwin H. Kuchler, Steve Jobs
-Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
-John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road


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