the year-end project: 2016, 2015 (Carol, below), 20142013
20122011, 2010
200920082007200620052004200320022001
200019991998199719961995199419931992, 19911990198919881987
1986198519841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-59
1950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index

2015: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives


1. Carol (dir: Todd Haynes)
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (dir: George Miller)
3. Arabian Nights, Volumes I, II, II (dir: Miguel Gomes)

4. Taxi (dir: Jafar Pahani)
5. Mistress America (dir: Noah Baumbach)
6. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (dir: Marielle Heller)

7. Clouds of Sils Maria (dir: Olivier Assayas)
8. Magic Mike XXL (dir: Gregory Jacobs)
9. 45 Years (dir: Andrew Haigh)
10. Creed (dir: Ryan Coogler)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): American Ultra (dir: Nima Nourizadeh), The Big Short (dir: Adam McKay), 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
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


Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in Andrew Haigh's 45 Years

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in Andrew Haigh's 45 Years

Best Actor
1. Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
2. Geza Röhrig, Son of Saul
3. Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
4. Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
5. Michael B. Jordan, Creed


Rooney Mara, in Todd Haynes' Carol

Rooney Mara, in Todd Haynes' Carol


Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in Tom McCarthy's Spotlight

Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in Tom McCarthy's Spotlight


Kristen Stewart in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria

Kristen Stewart in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria

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


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


Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road

Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road

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


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


Christian Bale in Adam McKay's The Big Short

Christian Bale in Adam McKay's The Big Short

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


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


Best Documentary Feature:
1. The Look of Silence — Joshua Oppenheimer

2. Iris — Albert Maysles
3. Cobain: Montage of Heck — Brett Morgan
4. Listen to Me Marlon — Stevan Riley
5. Best of Enemies — Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon


Best Ensemble Cast of the Year: The Big Short
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl

download (21).jpeg

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: Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl

the year-end project: 20162015 (Carol), 20142013
20122011, 2010
200920082007200620052004200320022001
200019991998199719961995199419931992, 19911990198919881987
1986198519841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-59
1950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index