Awards Season Kickoff – 2015 Golden Globes and SAG Awards Nominations

2015 Golden Globes Nominations

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture, Comedy 
The Big Short
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy 
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language 
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Mustang
Son of Saul

2015 SAG Award Nominations

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

BRYAN CRANSTON / Trumbo
JOHNNY DEPP / Black Mass
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / The Revenant
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs
EDDIE REDMAYNE / The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol
BRIE LARSON / Room
HELEN MIRREN / Woman In Gold

SAOIRSE RONAN / Brooklyn
SARAH SILVERMAN / I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / The Big Short
IDRIS ELBA / Beasts of No Nation
MARK RYLANCE / Bridge Of Spies
MICHAEL SHANNON / 99 Homes
JACOB TREMBLAY / Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Carol
RACHEL McADAMS / Spotlight
HELEN MIRREN / Trumbo
ALICIA VIKANDER / The Danish Girl
KATE WINSLET / Steve Jobs

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation

Straight Outta Compton

The Big Short

Spotlight

Trumbo

Surprised? Bored? Disappointed? Let’s discuss in the comments!

 

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190 thoughts on “Awards Season Kickoff – 2015 Golden Globes and SAG Awards Nominations

      1. susielindau

        I loved the book until Jack escaped and they were rescued. After that, there was no goal. I thought it would have been better if after they escaped, we went into Ma’s POV then it might have been clarified. I had a really hard time with the baby talk for the entire book too. Just my opinion. Will I see the movie? Not in the theater.

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  1. Jay Post author

    Okay, let’s start with best picture, drama. Thoughts?
    Carol
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant
    Room
    Spotlight

    I haven’t seen Spotlight yet, or The Revenant. I have high hopes for The Revenant. Of the ones I’ve seen, I probaby have to give it to Room. A small but terribly well made film, and deeply affecting. There’s a part of me that thinks it would be neat to see Mad Max win, but it won’t. Still cool that it got acknowledged.
    Matt, you saw Spotlight. What are its chances?

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    1. Matt

      It’s chances are fair. It’s gotten a lot of buzz since Venice and I think only Room could beat it. I personally didn’t love it as much as a lot of people did and would rather see Carol win.
      I’m happy for Mad Max too.

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      1. Matt

        I don’t know about The Big Short but I’m assuming the rest of those are done deals. I wouldn’t count out The Hateful Eight. Inside Out is another strong possibility. Maybe Creed. Brooklyn.

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      2. Jay Post author

        The last film that won best picture without a SAG ensemble nomination was in 1995 – Braveheart.
        So does that knock out The Martian, The Revenant, Carol, AND Room?

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      3. Matt

        I’d say it can’t possibly. Trumbo, The Big Short, and Straight Outta Compton are super unlikely. Which leaves Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight, niehter of which I think will win (although both will probably get a nomination).

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      4. Jay Post author

        I haven’t seen Beasts yet, so I gotta get on that.
        I thought Straight Outta Compton was good, better than expected, but I don’t consider it an award contender.

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      5. Jay Post author

        Yeah, I think usually Oscars tend to go for the stuff that’s released end of December, but maybe that dynamic is changing. I’m definitely stoked that Ex Machina is still remembered all this time later. It set the bar high for movies to come.

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      1. Jay Post author

        I stupidly have’t made it to this one – was really resting on the fact that Matt caught it at TIFF. But now I want to be able to jump in!

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      2. Matt

        Thanks for weighing in, Keith. I liked Spotligh a lot but not as much as so many people seem to. I do question whether it has enough momentum to make it all the way to the Oscar finish line though. I agree with you though that, of the five SAG ensemble nominations, it has by far the best chance.

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      3. Matt

        I am sure that you’ll like ti but you have been so enthusiastic about so many things this year (The Martian, Room, Anomolisa, and more) that I would be surprised if it lives up to your favourites.

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    2. A Tale of Two Dans

      I saw Spotlight, I was really affected by it and I think voters will be too. I’d say that, The Martian and Room should be the frontrunners. The Revenant will win for Best Cinematography. Fassbender will outdo Dicaprio for the Best Actor and Saiorse Ronan will win Best Actress for Brooklyn

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      1. Matt

        Oh, hey, I’m glad you got to see Spotlight. Your actor and actress picks are interesting calls. I haven’t heard much talk about Fassbender (I loved him, of course) and I still can’t help feeling that Larson is the front runner. Have you seen Brooklyn, by the way?

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      2. A Tale of Two Dans

        Yeah Brooklyn was fantastic. Probably better than Room. Fassbender’s going to come out of nowhere I think

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      3. Matt

        Well, you heard it here first, folks. I’ll have to remember to remind everyone that you called it if that happens. I wouldn’t mind if it does. I haven’t seen The Reverant yet but overall I think Michael is a better actor than Leo.

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  2. Jay Post author

    Best Motion Picture, Comedy
    The Big Short
    Joy
    The Martian
    Spy
    Trainwreck

    Again, I haven’t seen The Big Short or Joy, but feel confident that my vote will go to The Martian. So well executed and riveting to watch. It looked great, and the cast was great – but I see it didn’t earn an ensemble nod from SAG, so does that hurt its chances?

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    1. Matt

      Comedy is a weird place for The Martian even though there were so many funny parts. With Spotlight, Room, and Carol some of this year’s favourites, they must have liked their chances better submitted as a comedy. I doubt I’m going to like anything better than The Martian for this category.

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      1. Jay Post author

        I think The Big Short will be good. And possibly also a weird comedy hybrid. But yeah, The Martian was exceptional. But can in compete agaist dramas at the Oscars?

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      2. Matt

        I would say, in any of the major categories, The Martian is a long shot. It’s gotten great reviews with great audience reaction but I think Brooklyn, Room, Spotlight, Carol, and probaby The reverant all have much more momentum. I’m excited about The Big Short and, to a certain extent, Joy.

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      3. Jay Post author

        Awards tend to handicap the more successful movies, but I think The Martian really was one of the most exciting, interesting things I saw this year.

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      4. Matt

        I thought so too. The Martian did perform very well at TIFF back in September and I wonder if it may have peaked a little too early as well. Then again, Room did even better at TIFF and is still a major contender.

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    2. Sean

      I loved the Martian but I have to vote Spy here because (a) it was actually a comedy, and (b) it was funny all the way through and from all angles – Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and especially Jason Statham killed it.

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      1. Sean

        It’s a very hard one for me. I just think if we’re considering the comedy category, it has to be Spy. It was the better comedy, hands down.

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    3. badblokebob

      I’ve not actually seen any of these yet, but I imagine I’ll enjoy The Martian the most. Coincidentally, I was reading Empire magazine’s top 20 of the year earlier, which was published last week — The Martian’s at #7 and their summary includes the line, “while you wouldn’t call it a comedy”… Irony-tastic.

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  3. Jay Post author

    Best Director – Motion Picture
    Todd Haynes, Carol
    Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant
    Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
    George Miller, Mad Max
    Ridley Scott, The Martian

    Oh man. Again, I haven’t seen The Revenant, but I have mad high hopes.
    I wonder if Scott and Miller almost cancel each other out here?
    What about McCarthy, is he a possibility?

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    1. Matt

      He deserves credit for keeping a story about typewriters and filing cabinets interesting but Spotlight is not what I’d call a director’s showcase. Miller and Scott may cancel each other out, I agree but they both did such great jobs. I haven’t seen The Reverant but for now I’m voting Haynes.

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    2. Sean

      I really really really hope this goes to George Miller. Mad Max was amazing and unique. It should get rewarded for that and this is a good place to do it.

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  4. Jay Post author

    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
    Cate Blanchett, Carol
    Brie Larson, Room
    Rooney Mara, Carol
    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
    AND
    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
    CATE BLANCHETT / Carol
    BRIE LARSON / Room
    HELEN MIRREN / Woman In Gold
    SAOIRSE RONAN / Brooklyn
    SARAH SILVERMAN / I Smile Back

    Sarah Silverman is a nice alternative, and I’m mad that I missed seeing this movie at TWO festivals this year!
    Cate Blanchett was perfect, as always.
    I thought Alicia Vikander was VERY strong in Danish Girl.
    Helen Mirren…meh. She’s fabulous, but it’s not her best work.
    I really hope Brie Larson takes this.
    I haven’t seen Brooklyn yet, so for me she’s the question mark.

    The SAG awards have Mara as a supporting actor – which do you think she belongs in? Is she a contender?

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    1. Matt

      I prefer Mara as supporting actress only because she and Blanchett were both so great and I would rather they not have to compete for the same prize. I haven’t seen Room or Brooklyn but I have a feeling I’ll be pulling for Brie Larson.

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      1. Jay Post author

        Sorry, I forgot these ladies as well:
        Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
        Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
        Melissa McCarthy, Spy
        Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
        Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
        Lily Tomlin, Grandma

        Jennifer Lawrence is an Oscar darling, of course.
        But frankly, I’d like to see this one go to Lily Tomlin. Probably no chance of her being remembered by Oscar though.

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      2. Matt

        I’m glad to see Spy and Trainwreck getting so much recognition. That’s supposed to be the fun part about having a comedy category. I haven’t seen Grandma yet but hope to this week. I’m already pulling for Tomlin though.

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      3. Matt

        JLaw is even more of a Golden Globe darling. She won two years in a row, both for David O Russell movies. Early word on Joy is pretty good not great though.

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      4. Matt

        Oh, I’ve loved her in so much especially a few years ago. It won’t matter though. As much as the Hollywood Foreign Press loves her, she’s not really a contender this year. Even before Joy has hit theaters, i am confident enough to say that.

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    2. Sean

      Brie Larson should get it. I think it’s hard to put Rooney Mara as supporting but she should go there. Like Jay said, since the movie is called “Carol”, you can’t put Cate Blanchett as supporting when she plays the title character. It’s not fair to have them competing for votes in the same category since both were excellent, so I’d rather have Rooney Mara as supporting so I can vote for something Carol-related.

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  5. Jay Post author

    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
    Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
    Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
    Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
    Will Smith, Concussion
    AND
    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
    Christian Bale, The Big Short
    Steve Carell, The Big Short
    Matt Damon, The Martian
    Al Pacino, Danny Collins
    Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
    AND
    Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
    BRYAN CRANSTON / Trumbo
    JOHNNY DEPP / Black Mass
    LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / The Revenant
    MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs
    EDDIE REDMAYNE / The Danish Girl

    Is it Leo’s year??????

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    1. Jay Post author

      Bale and Carrell probably cancel each other out.
      Mark Ruffalo was admittedly great in Polar Bear.
      I enjoyed Al Pacino but he’s not even the best in the comedy bunch so he’ll never make it to the Oscars.
      Michael Fassbender was solid, but not very exciting.
      I’m over Johnny Depp.
      Bryan Cranston I was quite taken with. He WAS exciting to watch.
      Eddie Redmayne was great. Really great. But can he repeat?

      I don’t know.
      I think it’s Leo’s game.
      I think it’s his to lose.

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      1. Matt

        People have been talking about it as Leo’s year for months. I assume Bale and Carrell will be cancelling each other out too. Damon could win in the comedy category, come to think of it.

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      2. Jay Post author

        You’re right Matt. I forgot to even mention him, but The Martian definitely got a lot more eyeballs than Infinitely Polar Bear.

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    2. Sean

      Brian Cranston gets my vote for now but I am excited to see the Revenant to see if that holds. The comedy category is a tough one, I thought Damon, Pacino and Ruffalo were all excellent, but I think I’d give it to Damon, if nothing else because the Martian was my favourite of those movies and he’s a big reason why.

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  6. Jay Post author

    Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
    Jane Fonda, Youth
    Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
    Helen Mirren, Trumbo
    Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
    Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
    AND
    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
    ROONEY MARA / Carol
    RACHEL McADAMS / Spotlight
    HELEN MIRREN / Trumbo
    ALICIA VIKANDER / The Danish Girl
    KATE WINSLET / Steve Jobs

    Golden Globes wise, my money’s probably on Vikander. Winslet is perfectly good, it’s just not her best, and it’s not very flashy.
    Helen Mirren was fun as the baddie in Trumbo. But Vikander really stands out for me.
    Of course, I haven’t seen Hateful Eight yet. That could be interesting. And Jane Fonda???

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    1. Jay Post author

      As for the SAG awards, I think Vikander and Mara are probably the strongest, since they were both nominated as lead actresses elsewhere.
      I don’t see McAdams as a real contender, do you?

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    2. Matt

      I haven’t seen Youth yet (in fact, I didn’t even know Jane Fonda was in it) or The Hateful Eight. I really like Vikander though and am pleasantly surprised that she even got nominated for Ex Machina. No, McAdams is a mystery. The only actor with any awards buzz for Spotlight was Michael keaton, who is curiously absent from both the SAG and GG nominations.

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    3. Sean

      Alicia Vikander for Ex Machina – that movie was great! Would have loved to see Oscar Isaac get a nod for Ex Machina as well but I’m not sure who I would take out to do it. My SAG vote goes to Rooney Mara for Carol, though Vikander was great in The Danish Girl too!

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      1. Jay Post author

        Poor Oscar Isaac. He’s excellent in everything but forgotten at awards.
        Speaking of which – TOM HARDY!!!
        What the fuck???

        Doubly awesome in Legend – and The Revenant!!!

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      2. Matt

        Yeah, that guy must have pissed someobyd off in another life or something. I don’t know what he’s going to have to do to finally get at least a nomination.

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      3. Jay Post author

        It’s like DiCaprio tagged Hardy.
        No, wait, at least Leo’d get nominated. Hardy’s just getting passed over.
        And I didn’t even mention Mad Max – he’s had a banner year.

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  7. Jay Post author

    Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
    Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
    Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
    Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    AND
    Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
    CHRISTIAN BALE / The Big Short
    IDRIS ELBA / Beasts of No Nation
    MARK RYLANCE / Bridge Of Spies
    MICHAEL SHANNON / 99 Homes
    JACOB TREMBLAY / Room

    I think it’s neat to see Tremblay up there because that kid is pivotal and it’s a make or break role. He definitely made it.
    These are kind of all over the place, aren’t they?
    They only agreed on Michael Shannon and Mark Rylance, so I have to believe those are the strongest contenders.
    I did love Mark Rylance, but it’s quite a small role.
    I’m surprised Michael Shannon is considered only supporting. Does that seem right? I do love him.
    I haven’t seen Beasts of No Nation yet but Elba probably shouldn’t be discounted.
    Weird for Stallone to be supporting in his own damn movie, but there it is. I’m most comfortable just ignoring his being there.
    Christian Bale is an interesting one since he was also posted as a lead elsewhere. Can’t wait to see this movie.

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    1. Matt

      Michael shannon stands out for me, as much as I loved Rylance. He is clearly the supporting actor though. Andrew Garfield has the bigger part and we follow the story from his perspective. It’s an interesting mix.

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    2. Sean

      Stallone!!! He’s awesome in Creed as old Rocky. And I’d give the SAG award to Jacob Tremblay, he is amazing in Room.

      Mark Rylance would be my second choice for both awards, I absolutely loved him in Bridge of Spies.

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    3. badblokebob

      I pick Mark Rylance just because patriotism. Actually that’s not true, because there’s also Idris Elba — no, I pick Mark Rylance because Wolf Hall. (I need to actually see Bridge of Spies…)

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  8. Jay Post author

    Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
    Emma Donoghue, Room
    Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
    Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
    Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
    Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

    Again, I haven’t seen all of these, but I have a feeling I’ll be pulling for Room.

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    1. badblokebob

      I always back Tarantino to win screenplay if his films is nominated in other big categories, because tends to be that’s the only thing anyone’s prepared to give him. As it isn’t nominated for picture or director, though… I have no idea.

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  9. Jay Post author

    Best Animated Feature Film
    Anomalisa
    The Good Dinosaur
    Inside Out
    The Peanuts Movie
    Shaun the Sheep Movie

    This one’s going to be interesting.
    It’ll be damn near impossible to beat Inside Out…but I think Anomalisa could…and should.
    There, I said it.

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    1. Sean

      I hope it’s Anomalisa. Really it should be in the running for best picture, the animation was a big reason why the movie worked like it did but the use of animation shouldn’t be a bar to consideration as the best picture overall. Except it clearly is.

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  10. Jay Post author

    Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
    The Brand New Testament
    The Club
    The Fencer
    Mustang
    Son of Saul

    Okay, hello, I’m totally embarrassed, but I haven’t seen any of these!
    We gotta start boning up.
    Bytowne, here’s a list, let’s line these up!

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  11. Jay Post author

    Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
    Beasts of No Nation
    Straight Outta Compton
    The Big Short
    Spotlight
    Trumbo

    So…interesting that The Martian didn’t make the cut here.

    I think Straight Outta Compton is a bit of a surprise.

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      1. Jay Post author

        So does Spotlight.
        Although we haven’t seen a lot of acting nods from it.
        Only Rachel McAdams? How did this happen?

        And Trumbo’s cast is great. Everyone seems to agree that Cranston AND Mirren deserve nods.

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      2. Matt

        I feel like Trumbo was less of an ensemble. Everyone was so solid in it though but I would expect the Best Cast award to go to a cast where one actor is so front and center.

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      3. Jay Post author

        Sorry,t hat wasn’t a sentence. I did think that there was a really solid cast to Trumbo, but I agree that it was really Cranston’s vehicle.

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    1. Sean

      Straight Outta Compton for me, the three leads were especially good but Suge, Snoop and Pac were great as well. And I hated Paul Giamatti so he did his job too!

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      1. Jay Post author

        Yeah, but she was awesome in it.
        I didn’t really love Still Alice either. In fact, I’d say Freeheld is better than Still Alice.

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      2. Matt

        It’s hard to even comment because I feel like it’s been so long since I’d say I preferred Still Alice. I agree that it deserves recognition mostly for Moore’s performance but it still had a lot going for it. So much of it felt true where I found Freeheld mostly phony, apart from the acting that quite often elevated what I thought was a weak script.

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      3. Jay Post author

        Yeah, I get it. I just thought Still Alice felt very Hallmarky or Lifetime or something, aside from Moore’s performance, which was so raw and truthful, but I wasn’t sure the material deserved it, or her.

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    1. Matt

      I just checked imdb and it looks like it will be. I enjoyed that one so much and was so impressed with all three lead performances and how they worked as an ensemble. Unfortunately, from what I can tell, a lot of people didn’t seem to like it as much as we did so I’m not sure Ray will be getting much action.

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    1. Matt

      Have you seen that one yet? That’s a really good call actually. I had forgotten about it. I wouldn’t be surprised if it got Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Actress, and Supporting actor (Benicio Del Toro).

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      1. Jay Post author

        I haven’t, and shame on me. I think Emily Blunt is underrated – I find her pretty great in almost everything, and I need to check this out.

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  12. Carrie Rubin

    I haven’t seen enough of them to know. I’ve seen The Martian, Spy, Trainwreck, and Steve Jobs. What’s happened to me? I used to see every movie. But in my defense, many have not come my way yet.

    I’m a little surprise by the Amy Schumer nod. I liked the movie, but she didn’t really knock my socks off as an actress.

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  13. Sean

    Here’s who I’d vote for for the Golden Globes, if/when my credentials come through:

    Best Motion Picture, Drama: Mad Max
    Best Motion Picture, Comedy: Spy
    Best Director – Motion Picture: George Miller, Mad Max
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Brie Larson, Room
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy: Lily Tomlin, Grandma
    Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Matt Damon, The Martian
    Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Emma Donoghue, Room
    Best Animated Feature Film: Anomalisa
    Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: I plead ignorance.

    That may change though, especially after we see Revenant, as I’m not sold on Bryan Cranston for best actor.

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  14. Sean

    And for the SAG awards:

    Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
    Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Jacob Tremblay, Room
    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Rooney Mara, Carol
    Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Straight Outta Compton

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    1. killkenny16

      I’d be happy, but shocked. Count on it getting quite a few technical awards, but if any “crowd-pleaser” (For lack of a better term) is getting in, it’s probably Mad Max, I would guess.

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      1. Matt

        I don’t think The Martian counts as a crowd-pleasing nomination. Yes, as far as I know, it was commercially successful but it is a very moving and satisfying movie in its own right.

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    2. badblokebob

      I think Star Wars is the wild card this season — if it’s good enough (not even necessarily great, just good enough), I think it could sweep in all over the place. Surely all the technical categories are a lock, though (for nominations, at least).

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  15. killkenny16

    Huh. It seems that the HFPA is slowly catching on to what the difference between a “comedy” and a “drama film with hints of comedy” is. Was not expecting Spy or Trainwreck, but I’m happily surprised. I’m disappointed that no actors from Spotlight were nominated, but Mad Max helps offset that disappointment.

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      1. Brittani

        I wish Ruffalo would’ve been a double nominee for Spotlight and Infinitely Polar Bear. I figured Trainwreck and Spy would be there. I didn’t realize Joy was being campaigned as a comedy. I would’ve liked IPB to get in there too.

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      2. Matt

        I haven’t seen IPB yet but have a feeling I will like it. Probably more than Joy, which so far doesn’t seem to be very well reviewed. I was honestly underwhelmed by both Ruffalo and McAdams in Spotlight though. I thought Michael Keaton really stole that show.

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  16. ruth

    There are a lot of the usual suspects this year, i.e. Leo, Fassbender, Redmayne. Happy to see Elba getting a SAG and GG noms, yay!! I’m the most bummed about Charlize not getting a nom for Fury Road, and none for Hardy even for Legend or The Revenant.

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  17. Amy Reese

    Wow, you guys have sure brightened up the place!! It looks great. I’m surprised that The Martian was in the comedy category. Really? I haven’t seen many of the movies, although I did see Mad Max and I enjoyed that one. I didn’t even know Room was out. I’m so lost. I’m kind of rooting for Sylvester Stallone and Lily Tomlin (because of your great reviews) even though I didn’t see the movies. That would be fun if they won!

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  18. Wendell

    As usual, when these awards roll around I don’t have much to say because I haven’t seen most of them, yet. I would love to see a McCarthy win for Spy, though.

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  21. reocochran

    I have seen recently Joy, but The Martian, Train Wreck, Spy, Peanuts and Inside Out are favorites of mine. I did not like the children’s animated film, The Good Dinosaur. I really want to sew Carol and Grandma. I like Mark Ruffalo and hope to see The polar bear title movie and Spotlight. I like him in films where he gets deep into character. I forget the title of the murder one he was a newspaper reporter or a detective obsessed with the case. I like the idea of the Danish Girl and loved Eddie Redman in the Theory of Everything. I also just know Lily Tomlin would be good in Grandma.
    My youngest liked the way Steve Carrell acted as his character in The Big Short. Lots more to see and not much time. . . Your opinions matter to me, your trio here of voices. Your TIFF posts were awesome and my favorites of 2015!:)

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