BAM Award Winners: Best Cast

A few notes worth mentioning when it comes to the Best Cast category: First, I did borrow this concept from the SAG Awards. I just love the idea of honoring an entire cast from top to bottom and just wish they’d list and/or invite more people. There have been years when, if I was patient enough, I listed many of the players in the cast. Needless to say if one cast member wins they all do whether listed or not.

Second, there is one statistical oddity I noticed while assembling this list is that only four of the winners of Best Cast also were awarded my Best Picture prize. This kind of illustrates my point that acting is very important in a film but a film is so collaborative that its success does not necessarily hinge on its players’ ability.

Also interesting to note is that the Harry Potter series has two wins here whereas it has not captured Best Picture in a rather Susan Lucci-like fashion. Lastly, when looking closely enough you’ll note some actors played parts, whether lead, supporting or tertiary, in multiple Best Casts. One such case would be Trevor Morgan, who only really had one major scene in The Sixth Sense wherein he bullies Haley Joel Osment but then plays a much more significant part in Mean Creek. I have not yet verified it but then there’s also the odd case of Hugh Mitchell, who was Colin Creevey in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Boy Nicholas Nickleby in Nicholas Nickleby and thus, is to my knowledge, the only actor to ever get nominated twice in the same year for the Best Cast category.

Were I to dig deep enough I’m sure there’d be other interesting stats to find like Alan Rickman’s three wins but alas here are the winners…

2020 We Can Be Heroes

2019 It: Chapter 2

2018 Black Panther

2017 Wind River

2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


2015 Krampus


2014 Into the Woods

Into the Woods (2014, Disney)

2013 Time of My life

Time of My Life (2012, Strand Releasing)

2012 North Sea Texas

North Sea Texas (2011, Strand Releasing)

2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

2010 The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon (2009, Sony Pictures Classics)

2009 A Single Man

2008 Let the Right One In

2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2006 Little Miss Sunshine

2005 Saraband

2004 Mean Creek

Rory Culkin, Trevor Morgan, Carly Schroeder, Scott Mechlowicz, Ryan Kelley and Josh Peck in Mean Creek (Paramount Classics)

Rory Culkin, Trevor Morgan, Carly Schroeder, Scott Mechlowicz, Ryan Kelley and Josh Peck in Mean Creek (Paramount Classics)

2003 Love Actually

2002 Nicholas Nickleby

2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

2000 Pay it Forward


1999 The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense (1999, Touchstone Pictures)

1998 As Good as it Gets

1997 Hijacking Hollywood


1996 Mulholland Falls