2015 BAM Award Considerations – November

Eligible Titles

Creed
The Good Dinosaur
Sanjay’s Super Team
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Spectre
The Squeeze
Chasing Tyson
Dark Places
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Peanuts Movie
Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe

Best Picture

Creed
The Good Dinosaur
Dark Places

Best Foreign Film

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.
Dark Places

Best Director

Creed
The Good Dinosaur
Dark Places

Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Charlize Theron Dark Places

Best Actor

Michael B. Jordan Creed
Josh Hutcherson The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Jeremy Sumpter The Squeeze
Nicholas Hoult Dark Places
Tye Sheridan Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Best Supporting Actress

Phylicia Rashad Creed
Tessa Thompson Creed
Chloë Grace Moretz Dark Places
Sarah Dumont Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Best Supporting Actor

Sylvester Stallone Creed
Tye Sheridan Dark Places

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

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Alex Henderson Creed

Best Cast

Creed
Dark Places
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Peanuts Movie

Best Youth Ensemble

The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie

Best Original Screenplay

The Good Dinosaur
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Best Adapted Screenplay

Creed
Dark Places
The Peanuts Movie

Best Score

Creed
The Good Dinosaur
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Spectre
Dark Places
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Peanuts Movie

Best Editing

Creed
The Good Dinosaur
Dark Places

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Creed
The Good Dinosaur
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Spectre
Dark Places
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Best Cinematography

Creed
Dark Places
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Best Art Direction

Creed
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Dark Places
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Best Costume Design

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Best Makeup

Creed
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Dark Places
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Best Visual Effects
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

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

Creed

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

Creed

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)

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

2015 BAM Award Considerations – July

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

Creep
Vacation
We Are Still Here
The Stranger
Paper Towns
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Father’s Chair
Ant-Man
Aferim!
13 Minutes
Self/less
Minions
7 Days in Hell
The Culling
Human Capital
Reckless
Terminator Genisys
Big Game

Best Picture

13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless

Best Foreign Film

Father’s Chair
Aferim!
13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless
Big Game

Best Documentary

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

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.

We Are Still Here
Father’s Chair
Aferim!
13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless
Big Game

Best Director

Aferim!
13 Minutes
7 Days in Hell
Human Capital
Reckless
Big Game

Best Actress

Sarah Chronis Reckless
Barbara Crampton We Are Stil Here
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Human Capital
Cara Delevigne Paper Towns 
Christina Applegate Vacation

Best Actor

Jay Duplass Creep
Ed Helms Vacation
Andrew Sensenig We Are Still Here
Nat Wolff Paper Towns
Wagner Moura Father’s Chair
Teodor Corban Aferim!
Christian Friedel 13 Minutes
Fabrizio Bentivoglio Human Capital
Marwan Kenzari Reckless
Samuel L. Jackson Big Game

Best Supporting Actress

Connie Neer We Are Still Here
Cara Delevigne Paper Towns
Mariana Lima Father’s Chair
Katarina Schüttler 13 Minutes
Natalie Martinez Self/less
Matilde Gioli Human Capital
Jaz Sinclair Paper Towns 

Best Supporting Actor

Skyler Gisondo Vacation
Monte Markham We Are Still Here
Austin Abrams Paper Towns
Justice Smith Paper Towns
Michael Douglas Ant-Man
Burghart Klaußner 13 Minutes
Ben Kingsley Self/less
Kit Harington 7 Days in Hell
Fabrizio Gifuni Human Capital
Tygo Gernandt Reckless
Arnold Schwarzenneger Terminator Genisys

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Onni Tommila Big Game

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Catherine Missal Vacation
Meg Crosbie Paper Towns
Jayne-Lynne Kinchen Self/less
Abby Ryder Forston Ant-Man 

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Steele Stebbins Vacation

Best Cast

Vacation
We Are Still Here
Paper Towns
Ant-Man
Aferim!
13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless

Best Youth Ensemble

Vacation

Best Original Screenplay

We Are Still Here
13 Minutes
7 Days in Hell
Big Game

Best Adapted Screenplay

Vacation
Paper Towns
Aferim!
Human Capital
Reckless

Best Score

13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless
Big Game
Ant-Man

Best Editing

13 Minutes
Self/less
Human Capital
Reckless
Big Game

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Ant-Man
13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless
Terminator Genisys
Big Game

Best Cinematography

We Are Still Here
Aferim!
13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless

Best Art Direction

We Are Still Here
Paper Towns
Aferim!
13 Minutes
Human Capital
Reckless

Best Costume Design

We Are Still Here
Ant-Man
Aferim!
13 Minutes
7 Days in Hell
Human Capital
Reckless
Big Game

Best Makeup

We Are Still Here
7 Days in Hell
Human Capital
Big Game

Best Visual Effects

We Are Still Here
Ant-Man

Best (Original) Song

“Kiss from a Rose” Vacation
“Look Outside” Paper Towns
“Summer Breeze”Vacation
“Walley World Theme” Vacation
“Universal Fanfare” Minions

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

Vacation
Paper Towns

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


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

2015 BAM Award Considerations – April

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. Enjoy the scant January offerings. All titles viewed, new and old, can be seen on my Letterboxd.

Eligible Titles

Monkey Kingdom
Child 44
The Nun
God’s Slave
Wiplala
Seeds of Yesterday
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Woman in Gold
Get Hard
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn
If There Be Thorns
Furious 7
I Hate Christian Laettner
It Follows
Little Boy
Ex Machina
The Dead Lands
My Mistress

Best Picture

It Follows

Best Foreign Film

The Nun
God’s Slave
Wiplala
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
The Dead Lands

Best Documentary

Monkey Kingdom
I Hate Christian Laettner

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.

The Nun
God’s Slave
Wiplala
The Dead Lands

Best Director

It Follows

Best Actress

Pauline Etienne The Nun
Helen Mirren Woman in Gold
Maika Monroe It Follows
Alicia Vikander Ex Machina
Emmanuelle Béart My Mistress

Best Actor

Tom Hardy Child 44
Will Ferrell Get Hard
Domhnall Gleeson Ex Machina
James Rolleston The Dead Lands
Harrison Gilbertson My Mistress

Best Supporting Actress

Noomi Rapace Child 44
Louise Bourgoin The Nun
Isabelle Huppert The Nun
Natalia de Molina Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Emily Watson Little Boy

Best Supporting Actor

Gary Oldman Child 44
Geza Weisz Wiplala
Paul Kooij Wiplala
Kevin Hart Get Hard
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Little Boy
Oscar Isaac Ex Machina

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Sasha Mylanus Wiplala
Francesc Colomer Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Joel Courtney Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn
Mason Cook If There Be Thorns
Jakob Salvati Little Boy

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Kee Ketelaar Wiplala
Kat McNamara Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Jake T. Austin Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

Best Cast

The Nun
God’s Slave
Wiplala
It Follows
Little Boy
Ex Machina

Best Youth Ensemble

Child 44
Wiplala
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn
Little Boy

Best Original Screenplay

God’s Slave
It Follows
Little Boy
Ex Machina
The Dead Lands

Best Adapted Screenplay

Child 44
Wiplala
If There Be Thorns

Best Score

Child 44
The Nun
Wiplala
It Follows
Little Boy

Best Editing

Monkey Kingdom
God’s Slave
Wiplala
It Follows
Little Boy

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

God’s Slave
Wiplala
Furious 7
It Follows
Little Boy
The Dead Lands

Best Cinematography

Monkey Kingdom
The Nun
It Follows
Little Boy
Ex Machina
The Dead Lands

Best Art Direction

Child 44
The Nun
Wiplala
It Follows
Little Boy
Ex Machina
The Dead Lands

Best Costume Design

Child 44
The Nun
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn
It Follows
Little Boy
The Dead Lands
My Mistress

Best Makeup

Child 44
The Nun
It Follows
Little Boy
The Dead Lands
My Mistress

Best Visual Effects

Wiplala
Ex Machina

Best (Original) Song

Wiplala
Furious 7

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

Monkey Kingdom
Wiplala
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Furious 7

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

2015 BAM Award Considerations – February

I know that awards season on this blog just ended, and it still continues in the outside world; 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 my Letterboxd.

Eligible Titles

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness
Still Alice
The Alps From Above
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Lilting
Splitting Adam
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Life According to Nino
Young Ones
The Boy Next Door
Jupiter Ascending

Best Picture

Futuro Beach
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Foreign Film

Futuro Beach
The Alps From Above
Lilting
Life According to Nino

Best Documentary

The Alps From Above

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.

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness
Lilting
Life According to Nino

Best Director

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Actress

Julianne Moore Still Alice
Pei-pei Cheng Lilting

Best Actor

Wagner Moura Futuro Beach
Ben Whishaw Lilting
Taron Egerton Kingsman: The Secret Service
Vegar Hoel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

Best Supporting Actress

Virginia Madsen All the Wilderness
Kristen Stewart Still Alice
Amrita Acharia Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Naomi Christie Lilting
Rifka Lodeizen Life According to Nino

Best Supporting Actor

Clemens Schick Futuro Beach
Jesuíta Barbosa Futuro Beach
Danny DeVitoAll the Wilderness
Stig Frode Henriksen Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Peter Bowles Lilting
Samuel L. Jackson Kingsman: The Secret Service
Colin Firth Kingsman: The Secret Service
Koen De Graeve Life According to Nino
Nicholas Hoult Young Ones

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Elle Fanning Young Ones

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Kodi Smit-McPhee All the Wilderness
Jace Norman Splitting Adam
Rohan Timmermans Life According to Nino
Kodi Smit-McPhee Young Ones

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Isabelle Fuhrman All the Wilderness

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Sávio Ygor Ramos Futuro Beach
Carl-Magnus Adner Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Seth Isaac Johnson Splitting Adam
Alex Nikolov Kingsman: The Secret Service
Aren Bouwmeester Life According to Nino

Best Cast

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness
Still Alice
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Lilting
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Life According to Nino

Best Youth Ensemble

Splitting Adam
Life According to Nino
Young Ones

Best Original Screenplay

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Lilting
Life According to Nino
Young Ones

Best Adapted Screenplay

Still Alice
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Score

Futuro Beach
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Lilting
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Life According to Nino

Jupiter Ascending

Best Editing

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Young Ones

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

All the Wilderness
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Young Ones
Jupiter Ascending

Best Cinematography

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness
Life According to Nino
Young Ones

Best Art Direction

All the Wilderness
Lilting
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Life According to Nino
Young Ones
Jupiter Ascending

Best Costume Design

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Jupiter Ascending

Best Makeup

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Jupiter Ascending

Best Visual Effects

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Jupiter Ascending

Best (Original) Song

Futuro Beach

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

Futuro Beach
All the Wilderness

2015 BAM Award Considerations – January

I know that awards season on this blog just ended, and it still continues in the outside world; 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. Enjoy the scant January offerings. Most of the month was dedicated to Oscar catch-up, shorts and older titles, which you can see on my Letterboxd.

Eligible Titles

The Wedding Ringer
American Sniper
Taken 3
Paddington
Black or White

Best Picture

Paddington

Best Foreign Film

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.

Paddington

Best Director

Paddington

Best Actress

Sienna Miller American Sniper
Octavia Spencer Black or White

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper American Sniper
Kevin Hart The Wedding Ringer

Best Supporting Actress

Nicole Kidman Paddington
Paula Newsome Black or White

Best Supporting Actor

Peter Capaldi Paddington
Anothony Mackie Black or White
Josh Gad The Wedding Ringer

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Madeleine Harris Paddington

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Samuel Joslin Paddington

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Jillian Estelle Black or White

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Jude Wright Paddington

Best Cast

Paddington

Best Youth Ensemble

Paddington

Best Original Screenplay

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Paddington

Best Score

Paddington

Best Editing

Paddington

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Paddington

American Sniper

Best Cinematography

Paddington

Best Art Direction

Paddington

Best Costume Design

Paddington

Best Makeup

Paddington

Best Visual Effects

Paddington

Best (Original) Song

Paddington