Sunday, February 28, 2016

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, Zoë 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

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Best Actor in a Leading Role


SPOTLIGHT
Mark Ruffalo

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Best Actress in a Leading Role


ROOM
Brie Larson

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role


CREED
Sylvester Stallone

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role


EX-MACHINA
Alicia Vikander

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Best Ensemble


THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Kurt Russel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Damien Bachir, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins

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Best Director


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller

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Best Screenplay - Original Material


EX MACHINA
Alex Garland

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Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historical Material


THE MARTIAN
Drew Goddard

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Best Film - Animated Feature


INSIDE OUT
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen

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Best Film - Documentary Feature


AMY
Asif Kapadia

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Best Film - Foreign Language Feature


PHOENIX
Christian Petzold

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Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release


ANOMALISA
Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

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Best Cinematography


THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Robert Richardson

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Best Film Editing


THE BIG SHORT
Hank Corwin

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Best Production Design


STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales

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Best Costumes


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Jenny Beavan 

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Best Visual Effects


EX MACHINA
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett

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Best Stunts and Stunt Choreography


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

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Best Make-Up


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, Damian Martin

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Best Music - Original Score


IT FOLLOWS
Disasterpiece

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Best Music - Original Song


FURIOUS 7
"See You Again"
Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa 

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Best Music - Soundtrack Compilation


STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Music From the Motion Picture

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Best Sound Design


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Ben Osmo, Mark A. Mangini, David White

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Best Action/Adventure Film


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller

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Best Comedy Film


WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

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Best Fantasy Film


STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
JJ Abrams 

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Best Horror/Thriller Film


IT FOLLOWS
David Robert Mitchell

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Best Science Fiction Film


EX MACHINA
Alex Garland

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Best Animated Short Film


WORLD OF TOMORROW
Don Hertzfeldt

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Best Live Action Short Film

TBD

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Best Voice Acting Performance


INSIDE OUT
Amy Poehler as "Joy"

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The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2015:

45 YEARS
ANT-MAN
THE ASSASSIN
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
BRIDGE OF SPIES
BROOKLYN
THE DANISH GIRL
THE GIFT
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION
MISTRESS AMERICA
QUEEN OF EARTH
THE REVENANT
SICARIO
STEVE JOBS
TANGERINE
TRAINWRECK
TRUMBO