the year-end project:
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 (Carol, below), 20142013
20122011, 201020092008200720062005200420032002
2001200019991998199719961995199419931992, 19911990
19891988198719861985198419831982198119801975-79
1970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index


2015: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): American Ultra (dir: Nima Nourizadeh), The Big Short (dir: Adam McKay), Bone Tomahawk (dir: S. Craig Zahler), Eden (dir: Mia Hansen Love)The End of the Tour (dir: James Ponsoldt), Iris (dir: Albert Maysles), The Look of Silence (dir: Joshua Oppenheimer), Mustang (dir: Deniz Gamze Ergüven), Room (dir: Lenny Abrahamson), Son of Saul (dir: Lazlo Nemes), Spotlight (dir: Tom McCarthy), Tangerine (dir: Sean Baker) and While We're Young (dir: Noah Baumbach)


Best Film of the Year: Carol
Director: Todd Haynes Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley
US Distributor: The Weinstein Company


Todd Haynes directs Cate Blanchett on the set of  Carol

Todd Haynes directs Cate Blanchett on the set of Carol


Geza Röhrig in Lazlo Nemes’  Son of Saul

Geza Röhrig in Lazlo Nemes’ Son of Saul

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Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes'     Carol

Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes' Carol


Christian Bale in Adam McKay’s  The Big Short

Christian Bale in Adam McKay’s The Big Short

Best Supporting Actor
1. Christian Bale, The Big Short
2. Richard Jenkins, Bone Tomahawk
3. Alexander Skarsgard, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
4. Michael Keaton, Spotlight
5. Jason Mitchell, Straight Outta Compton

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Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno in Alex Garland's  Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno in Alex Garland's Ex Machina

Best Supporting Actress
1. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
2. Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
3. Jada Pinkett Smith, Magic Mike XXL
4. Katherine Waterston, Queen of Earth
5. Rose Byrne, Spy

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Crista Alfaiate and Adriano Luz in Miguel Gomes'     Arabian Nights

Crista Alfaiate and Adriano Luz in Miguel Gomes' Arabian Nights


Madeleine Waters and Bel Powley in Marielle Heller's     The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Madeleine Waters and Bel Powley in Marielle Heller's The Diary of a Teenage Girl


Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes'  Carol

Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes' Carol

Best Cinematography
1. Carol — Ed Lachman
2. Mad Max: Fury Road — John Seale
3. Sicario — Roger Deakins
4. Arabian Nights — Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
5. Creed — Maryse Alberti

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Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes'     Carol

Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes' Carol

Best Original Score
1. 
Carol — Carter Burwell
2. The Hateful Eight — Ennio Morricone
3. Mad Max: Fury Road — Tom Holkenborg
4. It Follows — Disasterpiece
5. Sicario – Johann Johannson


Riley Keough and Nicholas Hoult in George Miller's  Mad Max: Fury Road

Riley Keough and Nicholas Hoult in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Editing
1. Mad Max: Fury Road — Jason Ballantine and Margaret Sixel
2. Carol — Affonso Gonçalves
3. Beasts of No Nation — Pete Beaudreau and Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
4. Eden — Marion Monnier
5. Tangerine — Sean Baker

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Courtney Eaton, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough and Nicholas Hoult in George Miller's  Mad Max: Fury Road

Courtney Eaton, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough and Nicholas Hoult in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Production Design
1. 
Mad Max: Fury Road — Colin Gibson, Katie Sharrock and Lisa Thompson
2. Carol — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Rick Carter, Darren Gilford and Lee Sandales
4. Crimson Peak — Thomas Sanders, Jeffrey Melvin and Shane Vieau
5. The Martian — Arthur Max and Janty Yates


Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes'  Carol

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes' Carol

Best Costume Design
1. Carol — Sandy Powell
2. Chi-Raq — Ruth E. Carter
3. Crimson Peak — Kate Hawley
4. Mad Max: Fury Road — Jenny Beavan
5. Arabian Nights — Lucha d'Orey and Silvia Grabowski


An animated Kurt Cobain in Brett Morgan's  Montage of Heck

An animated Kurt Cobain in Brett Morgan's Montage of Heck

Best Documentary Feature:
1. Cobain: Montage of Heck — Brett Morgen

2. The Look of Silence — Joshua Oppenheimer
3. Listen to Me Marlon — Stevan Riley
4. Best of Enemies — Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
5. Iris — Albert Maysles

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Mamoru Hosoda's  The Boy and the Beast

Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast


Best Animated Feature:
1. The Boy and the Beast — Mamoru Hosoda

2. Inside Out — Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen
3. Anomalisa — Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson


Best Ensemble Cast: The Big Short
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Gregory Jacobs, Magic Mike XXL

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Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Adam McKay; in alphabetical order): Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Selena Gomez, Ryan Gosling, Max Greenfield, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Adepero Oduye, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Billy Slaughter, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei and Finn Whitrock

Best First Feature: Channing Tatum and Jada Pinkett-Smith (pictured) in Gregory Jacobs', Magic Mike XXL


the year-end project: 
2018, 2017,  2016, 2015 (Carol), 20142013
20122011, 201020092008200720062005200420032002
2001200019991998199719961995199419931992, 199119901989
1988198719861985198419831982198119801975-791970-74
1965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index