2015 BAM Award Considerations: October

Eligible Titles

Invisible Sister
Goosebumps
The Martian
Trojan War
Crimson Peak
Bloody Knuckles
Hotel Transylvania 2
Pan
Little Glory
Goodbye to Language
Robot Overlords
Children of the Night
Gone with the River
Hell & Back
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Picture

Bloody Knuckles

Best Foreign Film

Goodbye to Language
The Boy in the Mirror
(O Menino no Espelho)
Gone with the River

Best Documentary

Trojan War

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.

Goosebumps
Bloody Knuckles
Pan
Little Glory
Hell & Back

The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Director

The Martian
Bloody Knuckles
Little Glory
Goodbye to Language

Best Actress

Odeya Rush Goosebumps

Best Actor

Dylan Minnette Goosebumps
Matt Damon The Martian
Adam Boys Bloody Knuckles
Cameron Bright Little Glory

Best Supporting Actress

Jillian Bell Goosebumps
Jessica Chastain The Martian
Hannah Murphy Little Glory

Best Supporting Actor

Jack Black Goosebumps
Ryan Lee Goosebumps
Kasey Ryne Mazak Bloody Knuckles
Dwayne Bryshun Bloody Knuckles

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Rowan Blanchard Invisible Sister
Isabella Blake-Thomas Little Glory

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Karan Brar Invisible Sister
Levi Miller Pan
Lino Facioli The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Paris Berelc Invisible Sister
Giovana Rispoli The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Ravi Hood The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Cast

Goosebumps
The Martian
Bloody Knuckles
Little Glory
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Youth Ensemble

Invisible Sister
Pan
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Original Screenplay

Bloody Knuckles
Little Glory
Goodbye to Language
Hell & Back

Best Adapted Screenplay

Goosebumps
The Martian
Pan
Little Glory
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Score

Goosebumps
Crimson Peak
Bloody Knuckles
Pan
Little Glory
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Editing

Goosebumps
The Martian
Bloody Knuckles
Goodbye to Language
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Goosebumps
The Martian
Bloody Knuckles
Goodbye to Language
Robot Overlords
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Cinematography

The Martian
Crimson Peak
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Art Direction

The Martian
Crimson Peak
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Costume Design

Pan
Crimson Peak
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Makeup

Crimson Peak
Bloody Knuckles
Pan
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

Best Visual Effects

Goosebumps
The Martian
Bloody Knuckles
Pan
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

NOTE: For lack of actual known-to-me titles this month their are reminders of what the songs are. Should they be shortlisted and/or nominated I’ll hunt them down.

Best (Original) Song

Pan
Hell & Back
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

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

The Martian
Bloody Knuckles
Pan
Little Glory
The Boy in the Mirror (O Menino no Espelho)

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