2015 BAM Award Considerations – May

It seems 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. A collection of most, if not all titles viewed, can be seen on my Letterboxd.

Eligible Titles

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Charlie’s Country
Mad Max: Fury Road
Hot Pursuit
Cupcakes
Girlhood
The Famous Five 4
The Outlaw League
Poltergeist
Tomorrowland
T.I.M.
Big In Japan
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)
San Andreas
Midnight Sun

Best Picture


Charlie’s Country
Mad Max: Fury Road
T.I.M.
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Foreign Film


Cupcakes
Girlhood
The Famous Five 4
The Outlaw League
T.I.M.
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)
San Andreas

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.


Charlie’s Country
The Outlaw League
T.I.M.
Big In Japan
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)
Midnight Sun

Best Director


Charlie’s Country
Mad Max: Fury Road
Hot Pursuit
T.I.M.
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Actress

Charlize Theron Mad Max: Fury Road
Reese Witherspoon Hot Pursuit
Britt Robertson Tomorrowland

Best Actor
David Gulpilil Charlie’s Country
Tom Hardy Mad Max: Fury Road
George Clooney Tomorrowland

Best Supporting Actress
Sofia Vergara Hot Pursuit

Best Supporting Actor
Jeppe Beck Laursen Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Karidja Touré Girlhood
Valeria Eisenbart The Famous Five 4
Raffey Cassidy Tomorrowland
Mia Helene Solberg Brekke Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Justus Schlingensiepen The Famous Five 4
André Kasper Kolstad The Outlaw League
Dyon Wilkens T.I.M.
Victor Papadopoulos Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)
Dakota Goyo Midnight Sun

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Neele-Marie Nickel The Famous Five 4
Claudia Kanne T.I.M.

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Quirrin Oettl The Famous Five 4
Kyle Catlett Poltergeist
Thomas Robinson Tomorrowland

Pierce Gagnon Tomorrowland
William Ulrik Græsli Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)
Art Parkinson San Andreas

Best Cast

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tomorrowland
T.I.M.
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Youth Ensemble


The Famous Five 4
The Outlaw League
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Original Screenplay


Charlie’s Country
Mad Max: Fury Road
T.I.M.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Tomorrowland

Best Score


Charlie’s Country
Mad Max: Fury Road
T.I.M.
Big In Japan
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Editing


Charlie’s Country
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tomorrowland
T.I.M.
Kick It (Cool Kids Don’t Cry)

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tomorrowland
T.I.M.
San Andreas

Best Cinematography


Mad Max: Fury Road
T.I.M.
Midnight Sun

Best Art Direction

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Charlie’s Country
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tomorrowland
T.I.M.

Best Costume Design

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Cupcakes
Girlhood
Tomorrowland

Best Makeup

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Midnight Sun

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tomorrowland
T.I.M.

Best (Original) Song


Mad Max: Fury Road
Cupcakes
Tomorrowland
T.I.M.
Big In Japan

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


Cupcakes
Poltergeist
Tomorrowland
Big In Japan

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