Awards

Published on January 27th, 2016 | by Clint Davis

Overdue Review’s 2015 Movie Awards

Screw the Oscars. We’re giving out our own awards for the best in movies of 2015. The nominees and winners below were decided by Clint Davis, Overdue Review’s movies & TV editor.

*These lists were most recently updated Feb. 19, 2016, to add 45 Years to several categories.*

Top 10 Movies of 2015:

#1 – Spotlight

#2 – Brooklyn

#3 – Steve Jobs

#4 – Mad Max: Fury Road

#5 – 45 Years

#6 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

#7 – The Hateful Eight

#8 – Inside Out

#9 – Straight Outta Compton

#10 – Ex Machina

(Previously on list: RoomSicario)

 

Top 3 Most Overrated Movies of 2015

#1 – Carol

#2 – Anomalisa

#3 – Tangerine

 

Top 3 Most Underrated Movies of 2015

#1 – Sicario

#2 – Grandma

#3 – Mr. Holmes

 

Funniest Movie of 2015 (BOLD = winner)

Spy

The Big Short

Dope

Grandma

Inside Out

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role (BOLD = winner)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Johnny Depp (Black Mass)

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight)

Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role (BOLD = winner)

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Marion Cotillard (Macbeth)

Brie Larson (Room)

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Lily Tomlin (Grandma)

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (BOLD = winner)

Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Steve Carell (The Big Short)

Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)

Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (BOLD = winner)

Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)

Mya Taylor (Tangerine)

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

 

Best Acting Ensemble (BOLD = winner)

The Hateful Eight

The Big Short

Spotlight

Steve Jobs

Straight Outta Compton

 

Best Screenplay (BOLD = winner)

Steve Jobs (Aaron Sorkin)

Ex Machina (Alex Garland)

The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)

Inside Out (Pete Docter, Josh Cooley, Meg LeFauve)

Spotlight (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)

 

Best Director (BOLD = winner)

George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Pete Docter (Inside Out)

F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton)

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

 

Best Year of Work From an Actor

Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina; The Revenant; Brooklyn; Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Honorable Mention: Jesse Plemons (Black Mass; Bridge of Spies; Fargo)

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About the Author

Clint Davis is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based journalist who dropped out of film school to write news! Email him at TheClintDavis@gmail.com.



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