2015 BAM Award Considerations – August

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

Sinister 2
American Ultra
Addicted to Fresno
Cop Car
Ten Thousand Saints
Mr. Holmes
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Fantastic Four
The Gift
A Wolf at the Door
Cub
Teen Beach 2
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Picture

Sinister 2
Mr. Holmes
The Gift
A Wolf at the Door
Cub
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Foreign Film

A Wolf at the Door
Cub

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.

Sinister 2
Addicted to Fresno
A Wolf at the Door
Cub

Best Director

Sinister 2
Mr. Holmes
The Gift
A Wolf at the Door
Cub
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Actress

Kristen Stewart American Ultra
Judy Greer Addicted to Fresno
Laura Linney Mr. Holmes
Rebecca Hall The Gift
Leandra Leal A Wolf at the Door

Best Actor

James Ransone Sinister 2
Jesse Eisenberg American Ultra
Sir Ian McKellen Mr. Holmes
Jason Bateman The Gift
Milhem Cortaz A Wolf at the Door

Best Supporting Actress

Natasha Lyonne Addicted to Fresno
Fabiula Nascimento A Wolf at the Door
Evelien Bosmans Cub

Best Supporting Actor

Kevin Bacon Cop Car
Ethan Hawke Ten Thousand Saints
Joel Edgerton The Gift
Titus de Voogt Cub
Garrett Clayton Teen Beach 2
Simon Pegg Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Hailee Steinfeld Ten Thousand Saints

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Robert Daniel Sloan Sinister 2
James Freedson-Jackson Cop Car
Hays Wellford Cop Car
Asa Butterfield Ten Thousand Saints
Maurice Luijten Cub

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Laila Haley Sinister 2
Isabelle Ribas A Wolf at the Door

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Lucas Jade Zumann Sinister 2
Dartanian Sloan Sinister 2
Jaden Klein Sinister 2
Caden M. Fritz Sinister 2
Milo Parker Mr. Holmes
Louis Lemmens Cub

Best Cast

Sinister 2
American Ultra
Ten Thousand Saints
Mr. Holmes
The Gift
A Wolf at the Door
Cub

Best Youth Ensemble

Sinister 2
Cub

Best Original Screenplay

Sinister 2
American Ultra
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Gift
A Wolf at the Door
Cub

Best Adapted Screenplay

Mr. Holmes
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Score

Sinister 2
Cop Car
Mr. Holmes
The Gift
Cub

Best Editing

Sinister 2
Mr. Holmes
The Gift
Cub
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Sinister 2
American Ultra
Cop Car
A Wolf at the Door
Cub
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Cinematography

Sinister 2
Mr. Holmes
The Gift
Cub
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Art Direction

Sinister 2
Ten Thousand Saints
Mr. Holmes
The Gift
Cub
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best Costume Design

Sinister 2
Ten Thousand Saints
Mr. Holmes
Cub

Best Makeup

Sinister 2
Cop Car
Mr. Holmes
Cub

Best Visual Effects

Cub
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Best (Original) Song

Theme Shaun the Sheep Movie
Camp song Cub
Original songs Teen Beach 2

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

American Ultra
Ten Thousand Saints

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