2015 BAM Award Considerations – March

I know that awards season on this blog just ended,  however, assembling those nominees is a year-long process. So the cycle begins anew with posts at the end of the month and master lists offline in preparation for the big dates of the award’s calendar year. All titles viewed, new and old, can be seen on my Letterboxd.

Eligible Titles

Metalhead
Traitors
Love Me
The Lazarus Effect
Unfinished Business
Cinderella
McFarland USA
Salvation Army
If You Don’t, I Will

Best Picture

Metalhead
Cinderella

Best Foreign Film

Metalhead
Traitors
Love Me

Best Documentary

Most Overlooked Picture

As intimated in my Most Underrated announcement this year, I’ve decided to make a change here. Rather than get caught up in me vs. the world nonsense and what a film’s rating is on an aggregate site, the IMDb or anywhere else, I want to champion smaller, lesser-known films. In 2011 with the selection of Toast this move was really in the offing. The nominees from this past year echo that fact. So here, regardless of how well-received something is by those who’ve seen it, I’ll be championing indies and foreign films, and the occasional financial flop from a bigger entity.

Metalhead
Traitors

Best Director

Metalhead
Traitors
Love Me
Cinderella

Best Actress

Thora Bjorg Helga Metalhead
Chaimae Ben Acha Traitors
Viktoria Spesvitseva Love Me
Lily James Cinderella
Emmanuelle Devos If You Don’t, I Will

Best Actor

Ushan Çakir Love Me
Richard Madden Cinderella
Kevin Costner McFarland USA
Mathieu Almaric If You Don’t, I Will

Best Supporting Actress

Soufia Issami Traitors
Cate Blanchett Cinderella

Best Supporting Actor

Hillmar Wollan III Metalhead
Dave Franco Unfinished Business
Nonso Anozie Cinderella

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Diljá Valsdóttir Metalhead
Ella Anderson Unfinished Business
Eloise Webb Cinderella

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Britton Sear Unfinished Business

Best Cast

Metalhead
Traitors
Unfinished Business
Cinderella
McFarland USA

Best Youth Ensemble

McFarland USA
Salvation Army

Best Original Screenplay

Metalhead
Traitors
Unfinished Business

Best Adapted Screenplay

Cinderella

Best Score

Metalhead
Cinderella

Best Editing

Metalhead
Cinderella

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Metalhead
Traitors
Cinderella

Best Cinematography

Metalhead
Cinderella

Best Art Direction

Metalhead
Traitors
Cinderella
McFarland USA

Best Costume Design

Metalhead
Cinderella
McFarland USA

Best Makeup

Metalhead
Traitors
Love Me
Cinderella

Best Visual Effects

Cinderella

Best (Original) Song

Metalhead
Traitors
Cinderella
McFarland USA

I commented last year that there was a film that had me reconsidering the soundtrack as a potential category. It’s happened again so I will be tracking it and seeing if it’s worth re-including this year.

Best Soundtrack

Metalhead

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