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?


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


About adamryen

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