Best of 2015 Awards

It’s finally here!

I’ve seen about 70 movies this year and it’s time to round up the best of the best, with a lot of different categories. I’ve got the results, or you can watch the videos if you want some explanations!

Best Fight Scene

Honorable Mentions: CreedAnt-Man

Winner: The Kingsman: Secret Service

That fight scene in The Kingsman was just crazy town. All of the fight scenes were great but the scene taking place in a church, that overflowed into the town, was mind-blowing (and terrifying).

Best Visual Effects

Honorable mentions: The Force Awakens, Ant-Man

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

This was a close call, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens looked so great, but Mad Max was able to seamlessly combine practical and computer effects in a way that was jawdroppingly refreshing.

Best Chase Sequence

Honorable mentions: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Furious 7

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The whole movie of Mad Max: Fury Road was a chase scene, so it had to win this one. The other two films had some great moments but they just couldn’t compete here.

Best Villain

Honorable mentions: Spectre, Black Mass

Winner: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

While Kylo Ren didn’t get as much screentime as Depp’s character in Black Mass, I found Ren to be captivating and simultaneously really badass. I don’t want to spoil anything but he’s much more complex than you originally think and it was a great portrayal by Adam Driver.

Most Overhyped Movie

Honorable mentions: In the Heart of the Sea, Spectre

Winner: Crimson Peak

I was so excited for Crimson Peak. I’m a huge fan of Guillermo Del Toro and to see his take on the haunted mansion theme was exciting but it ultimately fell really flat and was generally forgettable. I acknowledge a lot of people like it but it undoubtedly underperformed.

Best Supporting Actress

Honorable mention: Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland)

Winner: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

It’s unfortunate how Steve Jobs performed, as it was ultimately pulled from theaters early because of how little it was making. Fassbender did a great job, as did Winslet, who almost served as the emotional core of the film.

Best Supporting Actor

Honorable mentions: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario)

Winner: Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

There were some outstanding choices for this category and it has to say a lot about the movie Creed that Stallone comes out over these other two incredible actors. He delivers a performance that is heartfelt and deep and nuanced in a way that we haven’t seen from Stallone in a long time.

Best Actress Performance

Honorable mentions: Charlize Theron (Mad Max), Emily Blunt (Sicario)

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)

While Joy isn’t a fantastic movie, Lawrence’s performance is pretty top notch, as she carries this film by herself. We see a lot of different sides of her character here and I wouldn’t be surprised to see her get at least an Oscar nomination for this performance.

Best Actor Performance

Honorable mentions: Christian Bale (The Big Short), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Winner: Matt Damon (The Martian)

Damon was able to carry The Martian similar to how Tom Hanks carried Castaway. He is able to entertain and enthrall us, overcoming incredible odds with a sense of refreshing optimism.

Best Comedy Movie

Honorable mentions: Ant-Man, Spy

Winner: Trainwreck

Amy Schemer really surprised us with Trainwreck, both as the screenwriter and star. It’s witty, it’s smart, and it’s hilarious.

Best Action Movie

Honorable mentions: Furious 7Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Just go see Mad Max if you haven’t already, okay?

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Check back soon for my Worst Movies of the Year and for my Top 10 Movies of the year list!

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About adamryen

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