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The 2016 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2015.
Official 2015 Selections

Best Film of the Year

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD George Miller 120 Minutes • 2.35 : 1 • Australia, United States Color • English • Warner Bros.
Cast:  Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, ZoĆ« Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton Screenplay: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Producers: George Miller, Doug Mitchell Cinematography: John Seale
Best Actor in a Leading Role

SPOTLIGHT Mark Ruffalo
Best Actress in a Leading Role

ROOM Brie Larson
Best Actor in a Supporting Role

CREED Sylvester Stallone
Best Actress in a Supporting Role

EX-MACHINA Alicia Vikander
Best Ensemble

100 Greatest Films To Never Win An Oscar

Over the last 88 years many films have been honored by the Academy Awards as being the year's best. However, every year there seems to be controversy over the announcement of the nominations and especially the morning after the winners are announced at the annual ceremony.  Outrage over what films did not win Best Picture, outrage over what actor or actress didn't win their category, and, often, outrage over certain films not even being recognized with a nomination. This list, presented in chronological order, is comprised of the losers, the snubbed, the shut out and the ignored. These are the 100 Greatest Films to Never Win an Oscar.  When we say Oscar, we don't just mean Best Picture... we mean ANY category. So while there are still cinephiles who are still angry that Citizen Kane lost to How Green Was My Valley, Kane did at least walk way with one statue (for screenplay.) This is exclusively a list for films that have zero Oscar statues to brag about. To be eligible fo…