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    • July 5, 2016 9:01 PM EDT
    • Good list and I have seen only 5 of your top ten but my favorite is on the list, Room is my fav.

    • July 5, 2016 3:39 PM EDT
    • Le meilleur film de l'année 2015 a été Mad Max.

    • July 4, 2016 11:24 PM EDT
    • Yes I agree, Inside Out was awesome my fav of 2015.

    • July 4, 2016 10:29 PM EDT
    • Inside Out was the best. :)

    • July 4, 2016 5:47 PM EDT
    • Mad max was mine, whoa had to go get the old ones and watched after seeing this.

    • July 4, 2016 12:14 PM EDT
    • Nice list, I love Inside Out and Room, my two favs. cx

    • July 2, 2016 10:26 PM EDT
    • Oh man yes Mad Max is the best I have watched it so many times. :)

    • July 2, 2016 10:07 PM EDT
    • Mad Max was my absolute fav movie of 2015 it rocked, also liked  The Revenant and Inside Out was an awesome animated movie.

    • July 2, 2016 7:54 PM EDT
    • Okay. This is a bit late but I was able to see enough to finally make my list. Here I go with my Top 10 of the past year:

       

      1. The Big Short-A movie that will have you  laughing but also have you outraged with the US Mortgage system at the same time.
      2. Mad Max: Fury Road- It's not simply an action movie. It's a movie that takes you to another world with intriguing characters. And a heroine that steals the show from Mad Max.
      3. The Revenant- A mix of action and mystery. Very intense drama.
      4. Ex Machina- 14 years after A.I.:Artificial Inteligence, we have a movie that does a drama of human interation with robots on a more intense level. As well as a surprise ending.
      5. Bridge Of Spies- The Cold War wasn't a violent war. Nevertheless the film did capture the intensity of the times and the drama of the Cold War. As well as a prisoner who steals the show from Tom Hanks.
      6. Spotlight- It's one thing to make a film about child sexual abuse watchable. Actually it was more about getting the story to the presses. Reminds us of the days of research before Google search and Wikipedia.
      7. Straight Outta Compton- Possibly the best musicography film I have seen in years. Of how five men changed rap and the music industry forever, and fell just as instantly as they rose.
      8. Room- It's the child Jack that most makes this story of a difficult topic watchable. It's a reminder of the spirit of love and hope in even some of the nastiest times.
      9. Carol- In a year when same-sex marriage is fully legalized in all 50 states, this love story of two women is a reminder of what they had to overcome those many decades ago.
      10. Inside Out- This film is a reminder that Pixar still leads the pack in terms of top notch animated movies.

       

      HONORABLE MENTION:

       

      • Sicario- A drug drama that's very intense and dramatic and delivers possibly the least sugar-coated movie ending of 2015.
      • Love and Mercy- This year's second-best musicography. Helps you get to know the Beach Boys more, especially of Brian Wilson.
      • The Hateful Eight- At first I was afraid this would be another Tarantino revenge movie but this was something different. Its quality is keeping the intensity mostly in one single place. You knew haign eight people with animousity to each other would have all hell breaking loose. It's just a question of when.
      • Star Wars: The Force Awakens- It was a long time coming but J.J. Abrams brings Star Wars back and the spirit of the story. Not to mention gets the actors acting.
      • Brooklyn- A love story that keeps the drama of the two different worlds Eilis lives in.
      • The Martian- Okay, it does have a lot of cheesy moments but it does make for an entertaining movie.

       

      OTHER BESTS:

       

      • Best Animated Feature: Inside Out- Unanimous pick.
      • Best Sci-Fi Film: Mad Max: Fury Road- Sure, Star Wars was great but Mad Max was something else.
      • Best Foreign-Language Film: The Assassin (Taiwan)- Very reminiscent of Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. You first think it's about an assassin doing their killings but it's actually the assassin contemplating their role and doing what's right.
      • Best Popcorn Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens- Delievers everything you demand out of a popcorn movie. And the first Star Wars movie since Return Of The Jedi that doesn't disappoint.
      • Best Superhero Movie: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron- Simply put, the Avengers do it again.
      • Worst Movie Of The Year: Vacation- An insult to fans of the Vacation series. Mean-spirited punch-below the-belt humor, a Rusty Griswold that'sstupider than Clark ever was and just awful stock-acting from Ed Helms. Hey, at least The Fantastic Four was watchable.

       

      And there you go. My thoughts for 2015's best.

       

    • March 1, 2016 9:00 PM EST
    • Good picks, I like your best pic more should be either Revenant or Mad Max, why they always pick the most boring prechy movies for best pic?

    • February 29, 2016 12:37 PM EST
    • Some nice picks, good one there getting Brie larson, the best pic was a surprise. A lot of techical wins for Mad max.

    • February 29, 2016 12:09 AM EST
    • Spotlight best pic...did not see that coming..did not see it don't want to.

    • February 27, 2016 1:00 AM EST
    • Excellent as always through the years my friend, I can't wait the Oscars are the big night, many other award shows I like but none can match the excitement of this night.

      I agree with you The Revenant is going to clean up, DiCaprio is such an outstanding actor, from his roles as a teen you could see that.

    • February 26, 2016 9:56 PM EST
    • Yes MariaD Carol is very good, what I dont understand is why was The Peanuts Movie not nominated that was an awesome animanted movie.

    • February 26, 2016 2:31 PM EST
    • Very nice info, I really like the movie Carol. :)

    • February 25, 2016 2:13 PM EST
    • @OmahaTrevor85, proper mang mate a good read, I would rather have you pic the winers than the pikeys on the board. :P

      @Admin so low you have an action pack Mad Max and Revenant, you like dramas I guess. :P

    • February 25, 2016 12:22 AM EST
    • Well done, can't poke any holes in your picks, I like "Bridge of Spies" but I agree it will not win that Best picture.

      In that category here are my fav in order.

      Bridge of Spies

      Brooklyn

      Spotlight

      The Revenant

      The Big Short

      Room

      The Martian

      Mad Max Fury Road

    • February 24, 2016 9:09 PM EST
    • Okay, there's just a few days to go until Chris Rock hosts this year's Oscars. This year's race was full of excitement and controversy. Nevertheless the show will go on Sunday and the winners will be revealed. And here are my predictions for the 88th Academy Awards for who Should Win (SW), Will Win (WW) and my predicted winner's Closest Threat (CT) or threats:
       
       
      BEST PICTURE:
      WW: The Revenant
      SW & CT1: The Big Short
      CT2: Spotlight
       
      This year has to be the closest and most unpredictable race in years. Three heavy favorites. Spotlight won the Critics Choice award. The Revenant won the Golden Globe and BAFTA. However the big surprise was The Big Short winning the Producers Guild award. I'm siding with The Revenant. Besides the Best Picture Oscar is long overdue to have a blockbuster win it.
       
      BEST DIRECTOR:
      SW & WW: ALEJANDRO GONZALES INARRITU/The Revenant
      CT: GEORGE MILLER/Mad Max: Fury Road
       
      Here's a bit of Oscar trivia. The last time a director won back-to-back Best Director Oscars was Joseph Mankiewicz back in 1950. Inarritu looks heavily poised to be the first since. As well as the 20th to win the Best Director Oscar twice.
       
      BEST ACTOR:
      SW & WW: LEONARDO DiCAPRIO/The Theory of Everything
      CT: MICHAEL FASSBENDER/Steve Jobs
       
      What can I say? This has been Leo's year. And not simply because he was mauled by a bear. His role involved a lot of non-verbal physical acting.
       
      BEST ACTRESS:
      SW & WW: BRIE LARSON/Room
      CT: CATE BLANCHETT/Carol
       
      One of out every three Best Actress wins is to an actress under 30, and that includes Jodie Foster winning it twice before her 30th birthday. This year is the first year since 2003 that three or more of the Best Actress nominees are under 30. The win is expected to go to 26 year-old Brie Larson.
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
      WW: SYLVESTER STALLONE/Creed
      SW & CT: MARK RYLANCE/Bridge Of Spies
       
      Let's face it. Sylvester Stallone may be King Of The Razzies but the role he was best at was Rocky Balboa. In fact he was born to play it. Makes sense that he wins it on what could be his last performance as Rocky.
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
      SW: ROONEY MARA/Carol
      WW: ALICIA VIKANDER/The Danish Girl
      CT: KATE WINSLET/Steve Jobs
       This category is full of scene-stealers. There's Kate Winslet whose role in Steve Jobs was able to upstage that of Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander who was able to upstage Eddie Redmayne. This may be the toughest acting category to call so I say Alicia.
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
      SW: ALEX GARLAND/Ex Machina
      WW: THOMAS McCARTHY & JOSH SINGER/Spotlight
      CT: MATT CHARMAN, JOEL & ETHAN COEN/Bridge Of Spies
       
      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
      SW & WW: ADAM McKAY & CHARLES RANDOLPH/The Big Short
      CT: PHYLLIS NAGY/Carol
       
      What can I say? I was that impressed with The Big Short. No wonder its screenplay has been winning all the big accolades.
       
      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
      SW & WW: Inside Out
      CT: Anomalisa
       
      Let's face it. Pixar is always at its best when it goes for an original story where they go more freestyle instead of something too family friendly like Cars or The Good Dinosaur. Besides I liked the world of the mind they created in Inside Out. A deserving winner.
       
      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
      WW: EMMANUEL LUBEDZKI/The Revenant
      CT: ROBERT RICHARDSON/ The Hateful Eight
       
      Hmmm, when was the last time someone won an Oscar in the same category three straight years in a row? Anyone? I'm sure there was at least one. Whatever the situation, Lubezki will be the one to pull of that rare feat this year.
       
      BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
      SW & WW: JENNY BEAVAN/MAD MAX: Fury Road
      CT: PACO DELGADO/The Danish Girl
       
      Usually the Oscar rewards costumes for period pieces. Isn't it refreshing to see a win for costuming for a sci-fi or fantasy movie for once?
       
      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
      WW: Amy
      CT: Cartel Land
       
      Let's face it. For documentaries this year, there was Amy and there was every other documentary.
       
      BEST FILM EDITING:
      WW: HANK CORWIN/The Big Short
      CT: MARGARET SIXEL/Mad Max: Fury Road
       
      I took a chance on this. Margaret Sixel has won the most accolates but The Big Short is a better Best Picture favorite. So I picked Corwin.
       
      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
      WW:  Son Of Saul (Hungary)
      CT: Mustang (France)
       
      BEST MAKEUP:
      WW: Mad Max: Fury Road
      CT: The Revenant
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
      SW & WW: ENNIO MORRICONE/The Hateful Eight
      CT:  THOMAS NEWMAN/Bridge Of Spies
       
      For all the decades Ennio Morricone has composed film music, his time appears to be now. From The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly to Days Of Heaven to The Mission to The Untouchables to Bugsy to Inglourious Basterds, he has waited a long time for this.
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
      WW: "Til It Happens To You" – The Hunting Ground
      CT: "Earned It" - 50 Shades of Grey
       
      Let's face it. It's the year of The Gaga for the song of the year.
       
      BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
      WW: COLIN GIBSON/Mad Max: Fury Road
      CT: JACK FISK/The Revenant
       
      BEST SOUND MIXING:
      WW: The Revenant
      CT: The Martian
       
      BEST SOUND EDITING:
      WW: The Revenant
      CT: Mad Max: Fury Road
       
      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
      WW: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      SW & CT:: Mad Max: Fury Road
       
      Of course Star Wars' effects would be the best of the year but they didn't reign supreme. They did get some competition from Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant. Nevertheless I believe they'll win here.
       
      BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
      WW: Sanjay's Super Team
      CT: World Of Tomorrow
       
      BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT:
      WW: Ave Maria
      SW & CT: Shok
       
      BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
      WW: Body Team 12
      CT: Claude Lantzman: Spectre of the Shoah
       
      And there you go. Those are my predictions for these Oscars. Tune in Sunday to see who wins. Also tune in to see what Chris Rock has up his sleeve. Bet he has lots.

    • February 5, 2016 12:59 AM EST
    • How the heck did Vacation not get nominated for a razzie, it loks like not in any category, not even for Worst Remake, Sequel, or Rip-off 2015???? who paid who what?

      Vacation was raw sewage it was fitting the Griswolds took it dip in some.

    • January 16, 2016 11:42 PM EST
    • How could they have snubbed Charlie Brown and the gang. :(

    • January 13, 2016 11:42 AM EST
    • The Revenant will win best pic and Dicap will be best actor, and what an amazing actor he has been his whole career.

    • January 13, 2016 1:18 AM EST
    • Brilliant as per normal, always great over the years.

    • January 12, 2016 9:16 PM EST
    • Thank you very good choices.

    • January 12, 2016 8:54 PM EST
    • Okay. This makes it my fifteenth year in a row I make my predictions for the Oscar nominees. As in past years, I give my five picks, a dark horse (DH) or two if I feel I can sense them out as well as a For Your Consideration (FYC) pick for a deserving long shot. One thing different from previous years is that I won't predict for them all. Just for 14 I really feel are necessary. Besides I found out the Awards Daily site has a contest for just the Top 8 categories so I didn't feel predicting for them all was all that worth it. Nevertheless I will give you an exciting set. So here goes:
       
      BEST PICTURE:
      • The Big Short
      • Bridge of Spies
      • Brooklyn
      • Carol
      • Inside Out
      • Mad Max: Fury Road
      • The Martian
      • The Revenant
      • Room
      • Spotlight
      DH1)Straight Outta Compton
      DH2)The Hateful Eight
      DH3 & FYC)Star Wars: The Force Awakens
       
      Most years there are nine nominees in this category. last year was eight. I'm still keeping it at ten just to be safe.
       
      BEST DIRECTOR:
      • TODD HAYNES/Carol
      • ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU/ The Revenant
      • THOMAS MCCARTHY/ Spotlight
      • GEORGE MILLER/Mad Max: Fury Road
      • RIDLEY SCOTT/ The Martian

      DH1) ADAM McKAY/The Big Short

      DH2) STEVEN SPIELBERG/ Bridge of Spies 

      FYC) F. GARY GRAY/Straight Outta Compton
       
      Funny how my predictions aren't even a day old. Yes, the Directors Guild Nominees were announced this morning and that's how fresh my predictions are.
       
      BEST ACTOR:
      • BRYAN CRANSTON/ Trumbo
      • MATT DAMON/ The Martian
      • LEONARDO DICAPRIO/ The Revenant
      • MICHAEL FASSBENDER/ Steve Jobs
      • EDDIE REDMAYNE/ The Danish Girl
       
      DH1: JOHNNY DEPP/ Black Mass
       
      DH2: WILL SMITH/ Concussion

      Funny how this is the category that seems to be the most generous to performances of people that existed. This year seems to be a mix of people that existed and fictional characters.
       
      BEST ACTRESS:
      • CATE BLANCHETT/ Carol
      • BRIE LARSON/ Room
      • CHARLOTTE RAMPLING/ 45 Years
      • SAOIRSE RONAN/ Brooklyn
      • ALICIA VIKANDER/ The Danish Girl
       
      DH1: JENNIFER LAWRENCE/ Joy
       
      DH2: HELEN MIRREN/Woman In Gold
       
      FYC: CHARLIZE THERON/Mad Max: Fury Road

      Interesting how some of the best lead actress performances this year were from women under the age of 30. Lucky year for young women.
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
      • CHRISTIAN BALE/ The Big Short
      • IDRIS ELBA/Beasts of No Nation
      • MARK RYLANCE/Bridge of Spies
      • MICHAEL SHANNON/99 Homes 
      • SYLVESTER STALLONE/ Creed
       
      DH1:  PAUL DANO/ Love & Mercy
       
      DH2: JACOB TREMBLAY/Room
       
      FYC: MARK RUFFALO/ Spotlight
       
      It was interesting when the race first started, there were very good chances that Spotlight would have at least one acting nomination with either Keaton or Ruffalo. Boy can the race change things.
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
      • JENNIFER JASON LEIGH / The Hateful Eight
      • ROONEY MARA/ Carol
      • HELEN MIRREN / Trumbo
      • ALICIA VIKANDER/ Ex Machina
      • KATE WINSLET/ Steve Jobs
       
      DH1: JANE FONDA/ Youth
       
      DH2: RACHEL MCADAMS/ Spotlight
       
      FYC: ISABELLA ROSSELLINI/Joy
       
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
      • ANDREA BERLOFF & JONATHAN HERMAN/ Straight Outta Compton
      • ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN & MATT CHARMAN/ Bridge of Spies
      • ALEX GARLAND/Ex Machina
      • JOSH SINGER & THOMAS MCCARTHY/ Spotlight
      • QUENTIN TARANTINO/The Hateful Eight
       
      DH1: JOSH COOLEY, MEG LEFAUVE &  PETE DOCTER/ Inside Out
       
      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
      • DREW GODDARD/ The Martian
      • ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU & MARK L. SMITH/ The Revenant
      • ADAM McKAY/The Big Short
      • PHYLLIS NAGY/Carol
      • AARON SORKIN/ Steve Jobs
       
      DH1:  NICK HORNBY/Brooklyn
       
      DH2:  EMMA DONOGHUE/ Room
       
      Have you noticed a lot of movie scripts based on novels have been written by the actual novelist lately?
       
      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
      • Anomalisa
      • The Good Dinosaur
      • Inside Out
      • The Minions Movie
      • The Peanuts Movie
       
      DH: Shaun The Sheep Movie
       
      BEST FILM EDITING:
      • AFFONSO GONCALVES/ Carol
      • TOM McARDLE/Spotlight
      • STEPHEN MIRRIONE/The Revenant
      • PIETRO SCALIA/ The Martian
      • MARGARET SIXEL/Mad Max: Fury Road
      DH1: HANK CORWIN/The Big Short
       
      DH2: JOE WALKER/ Sicario
       
      Usually the films with the best chances for Best Picture have the best bets of nomination in this category.
       
      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
      • THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (Belgium)
      • THE FENCER (Finland)
      • MUSTANG (France)
      • SON OF SAUL (Hungary)
      • THEEB (Jordan)
       
      DH1: A WAR (Denmark)
       
      DH2: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Columbia)
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
      • CARTER BURWELL/ Carol
      • BRYCE DESSNER, CARSTEN NICOLAI & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO/The Revenant
      • ENNIO MORRICONE/The Hateful Eight
      • THOMAS NEWMAN/ Bridge Of Spies
      • JOHN WILLIAMS/Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      DH1:  DANIEL PEMBERTON/Steve Jobs
       
      DH2:ALEXANDER DESPLAT/ The Danish Girl
       
      There are certain givens come Oscar nominations. One is that John Williams will get nominated. That's one foregone conclusion.
       
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
      • “Love Me Like You Do”, Fifty Shades of Grey
      • “One Kind Of Love”, Love & Mercy
      • “See You Again”, Furious 7
      • “Till It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground
      • “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre
      DH:  “Simple Song #3”, Youth
       
      What's you're guess when Wiz and Charlie Puth perform 'See You Again' onstage, that's when the Academy will roll their montage of those that passed in the 12 months?
       
       
      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
      • Ex Machina
      • Mad Max: Fury Road
      • The Martian
      • The Revenant
      • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

      DH1: Jurassic World 

      DH2: The Walk

      Another given. Star Wars nominated for visual effects. Makes pure sense, right?

       
      And there you have it. My predictions for this year's Oscar nominees. Thursday will be the day to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Stay toond!

    • January 11, 2016 5:40 PM EST
    • I just know Inside Out would be the animated winer, as good as The Peanuts Movie was Inside was out of this world good. :)