Friday, December 22, 2017

2015 CinSpec Awards

Hi guys. I can't believe I haven't even posted ten times this year. It's the Friday before Christmas, and I'm posting this on a whim. I actually think I'm going to be more active next year, which is as soon as the Monday after next. I'll have more CinSpec updates soonish, as well as Oscar predictions and maybe some lists and brief "reviews." Anyways, I want to post more often, so I'll try to do that. See you soon.

Note: These updates are based on original theatrical release, so previously nominated films like The Wonders, Phoenix, Maps to the Stars, Clouds of Sils Maria, The Water Diviner, Black Sea, and When Marnie Was There are moving to 2014 for consideration.

I still need to see films like Mustang, Arabian Nights, Taxi, Boy and the World, The Forbidden Room, By the Sea, In Jackson Heights, Good Kill, Welcome to Me, Jimmy’s Hall, Buzzard, Our Brand is Crisis, Freeheld, The Summer of Sangaile, Manglehorn, Experimenter, and Pawn Sacrifice.


  1. Glad to see you here! You have to see Mustang that's such a great film.

    Thank you for putting Rooney in the category she belongs. Love that you had Attah too, he was robbed. I love the Lost River song you chose too!

    1. Thanks, Brittani! I've been meaning to see Mustang for the longest time. Must do that.

      Rooney is lead! Totally. Oh, so glad you love the Lost River song as well.

  2. Awesome to see Fury Road winning!

  3. Okay okay this is cool hahaha, granted I dont really remember what was here originally but still new(ish) content from my favorite blog yay!

    1. Haha, there will be some big changes in older years to come though. New winners and new nominees. :)

  4. Glad to see you put another one of these out. Love the nod for Spike Lee. Chi-Raq is so unconventional in execution and as such is a really polarizing film. We match on a couple winners and a number of noms. My 2015 awards...

    (top 25 movies)

    Now hurry up and see Mustang!

    1. Oh wow! I really need to see Mustang. It's one of those I wanted to watch and then never did.

      I love the risk Spike Lee took with Chi-Raq. Overall, I think it's a bold film that deserves more recognition. Happy to nominate him this year.

  5. My 2015 winners and nominees would be:

    Best Picture:
    Carol (winner)
    The Hateful Eight
    The Revenant
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    45 Years
    HM: 45 Years, Ex Machina, Sicario

    Best Director:
    Miller (Mad Max) (winner)
    Haynes (Carol)
    Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)
    Inarritu (The Revenant)
    Villeneuve (Sicario)

    Best Actor:
    Tremblay (Room) (winner)
    Segel (The End of the Tour)
    Courtenay (45 Years)
    DiCaprio (The Revenant)
    Jackson (The Hateful Eight)
    HM: Hardy (Legend and Mad Max) and Fassbender (Macbeth and Steve Jobs)

    Best Actress:
    Mara (Carol) (winner)
    Rampling (45 Years)
    Theron (Mad Max)
    Blanchett (Carol)
    Ronan (Brooklyn)
    HM: Blunt (Sicario), Larson (Room), Mulligan (Far From The Madding Crowd)

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Hardy (The Revenant)
    Stallone (Creed)
    Russell (The Hateful Eight)
    Del Toro (Sicario)
    Hoult (Mad Max)
    HM: Goggins and Dern (The Hateful Eight), Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Schreiber (Spotlight)

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Leigh (The Hateful Eight) (winner)
    Vikander (Ex Machina)
    Taylor (Tangerine)
    Cotillard (Macbeth)
    Nixon (James White)
    HM: Winslet (Steve Jobs), Cave (Tale of Tales),
    Banks (Love & Mercy)

    1. Nice ballot! Love the Carol win. It's my #2.

  6. Love this. Man, I would've loved for Mara to win something for Carol. When that movie first dropped, I thought she would have a better chance for Supporting Actress. Such a shame that she didn't.

    1. Thanks! I'm so conflicted there. Mara gave the performance of the year, but Vikander had an amazing 2015. I love that Alicia won an Oscar, but I would've voted for Rooney.