2015 BAM Award Considerations – June

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

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room
Max
Gerontophilia
A Deadly Adoption
Lava
Inside Out
One Crazy Cruise
Still
Slow West
Spud 3: Learning to Fly
Maggie
Jurassic World
Kung Fury
Insidious: Chapter 3
Aloha
William’s Lullaby
Grace of Monaco

Spy

Best Picture
Inside Out
Still
Slow West
Jurassic World

Spy

Best Foreign Film

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury

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.

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Gerontophilia
A Deadly Adoption
Still
William’s Lullaby

Best Director
Inside Out
Still
Slow West
Jurassic World

Best Actress


Kristen Wiig A Deadly Adoption
Abigail Breslin Maggie
Stefanie Scott Insidious: Chapter 3
Nicole Kidman Grace of Monaco

Melissa McCarthy Spy

Best Actor

Will Ferrell A Deadly Adoption
Aiden Gillen Still
Michael Fassbender Slow West
Arnold Schwarzenegger Maggie
Chris Pratt Jurassic World
David Sandberg Kung Fury
Richard Roy Sutton William’s Lullaby

Best Supporting Actress

Brooke Lyons A Deadly Adoption

Best Supporting Actor

Richard Kind Inside Out
Sonny Young Still
Kodi Smit-McPhee Slow West
Ethan Drumm William’s Lullaby

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Amalie Kruse Jensen Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Oscar Dietz Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Josh Wiggins Max
Kodi Smit-McPhee Slow West

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Astris Juncher-Benzon Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Mia Xitali Max
Alyvia Alyn Lind A Deadly Adoption


Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Samuel Ting Graf Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Dejon LaQuake Max
Ty Simpkins Jurassic World
Tate Berney Insidious: Chapter 3
Jaeden Liberher Aloha
Toby Bisson William’s Lullaby

Best Cast

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
A Deadly Adoption
Inside Out
Still

Best Youth Ensemble

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Max

Best Original Screenplay


Gerontophilia
A Deadly Adoption
Inside Out
Still
Slow West
Kung Fury
Insidious: Chapter 3
William’s Lullaby

Best Adapted Screenplay

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury

Best Score

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
A Deadly Adoption
Inside Out
Still
Slow West
Jurassic World
Kung Fury
William’s Lullaby

Best Editing


Inside Out
Still
Slow West
Jurassic World
William’s Lullaby

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Slow West
Jurassic World
Kung Fury
Insidious: Chapter 3


Best Cinematography


Slow West
Jurassic World
Kung Fury
William’s Lullaby

Best Art Direction

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Still
Slow West
Jurassic World
Kung Fury


Best Costume Design

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Slow West
Jurassic World

Best Makeup


Still
Slow West
Grace of Monaco

Best Visual Effects

Antboy 2: Revenge of the Red Fury
Jurassic World
Kung Fury

Best (Original) Song

Spud 3

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


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