Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Best and Worst: Nominations for Oscars and Razzies

MOVIES
Today, all of the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been given, but what might excite you more is the list of nominations for the 36th Annual Razzies Awards which were announced on the day before.
 

For the Oscars, some will be surprised to learn that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nominated for five awards. It probably has the best chance of winning for Best Score and Best Visual Effects but it is also in the running for Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
 

For animation, it is not surprising to see Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out listed as Best Animated Movie, but it is surprising to see it also in the running for Best Original Screenplay. Also, one contender for Best Animated Film is the very adult-oriented Anomalisa.
 

This year, the Razzie Redeemer Award (an award given to actors or actresses who previously won a Razzie but redeemed themselves this year with something better) nominees are Elizabeth Banks, M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone. (I think Stallone is going to kill this one.)


Here are this year’s “best” nominees:
 

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight

"We are truly ecstatic ... We are so grateful to our amazing cast and crew and to all our partners and financiers including A24, Film4, the Irish Film Board, FilmNation and No Trace Camping. It’s a landmark day for Irish cinema – eight nominations in total including ourselves, BROOKLYN and the short film STUTER. Congrats to all! What a day!" - Ed Guiney (Producer for Room)
BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo; Matt Damon, The Martian; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant; Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs; Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
 

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Carol; Brie Larson, Room; Jennifer Lawrence, Joy; Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years; Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

“I’m unbelievably honored and excited to be recognized by the Academy, and even more thrilled to share this honor with Lenny Abrahamson, Emma Donoghue and the entire ROOM family of filmmakers, cast, and crew.  I'm so lucky and humbled to be a part of this beautiful story, in a once-in-a-lifetime role. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. Truly, I am very grateful this morning.” - Brie Larson
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Big Short; Tom Hardy, The Revenant; Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight; Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies; Sylvester Stallone, Creed

“I am incredibly humbled by this honor. I was not expecting it ... especially at this time in my life.   I am certainly grateful to the artists and collaborators who helped make it possible.” – Sylvester Stallone
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight; Rooney Mara, Carol; Rachel McAdams, Spotlight; Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl; Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
 

BEST DIRECTOR
Adam McKay, The Big Short; George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant; Lenny Abrahamsom, Room; Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

"This is an incredible day for everyone involved in ROOM. Thank you to the Academy for honoring us with four nominations — it’s beyond all our wildest dreams ... What a day for Irish cinema! I am so delighted.” – Lenny Abrahamson
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, Inside Out, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton
 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short, Brooklyn, Carol, The Martian, Room

"I'm shaking with excitement almost too much to type... but let me just say that I am blown away by ROOM getting four Oscar nominations, which was beyond our wildest hopes. People don't always realise how much care and art went into his creation of the naturalistic world of ROOM. I’m extremely honored to be recognized by the Academy, thank you!” – Emma Donoghue (Room)
I am deeply grateful for the Academy's nomination.  Ex Machina was the most personally meaningful project I've ever worked on, with the best and most talented group of filmmakers.  This is a great honor. – Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Anomalisa, Boy and the World, Inside Out, Shaun the Sheep Movie, When Marnie Was There
 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Earned It," Fifty Shades of Grey, "Manta Ray," Racing Extinction, "Simple Song #3," Youth, "Til It Happens to You," The Hunting Ground, "Writing's on the Wall," Spectre

“I am sitting in a coffee shop with my mum and just found out I have an Oscar Nomination. Feeling very overwhelmed and just can't believe it. Better pick out a gown. Thank you to The Academy for this incredible honor and recognition.” – Sam Smith
BEST SCORE
Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Hateful Eight, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carol, The Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Sicario
 

BEST EDITING
The Big Short, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Spotlight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 

BEST COSTUMES
Carol, Cinderella, The Danish Girl, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant
 

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING
Mad Max: Fury Road, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Revenant
 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant
 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“It's an astonishing day and an incredible achievement by the crew. I am so proud that the artistry and hard work that they all contributed to the project has been recognized in this way. For a film with such a modest budget to receive this attention is beyond anything I could have imagined.” – Andrew Whitehurst (Ex Machina)
BEST SOUND EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 

BEST SOUND MIXING
Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia), Mustang (France), Son of Saul (Hungary), Theeb (Jordan), A War (Denmark)
 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Amy, Cartel Land, The Look of Silence, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Winter on Fire

“The Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary is an incredible honor, thank you to everyone in the Academy who voted for AMY! This nomination is a recognition of the hard work for over three years put in by our producer extraordinaire James Gay Rees, our incredible Editor Chris King, our brilliant team of over 100 contributors who had never spoken publicly before, but trusted in us to tell Amy's story. A huge thank you to all at A24, Dish Inc and all of our team who have done such an excellent job.” – Asif Kapadia (Director for Amy)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Body Team 12, Chau: Beyond the Lines, Claude Lanzmann: Spectre of the Shoah, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Last Day of Freedom
 

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
Ave Maria, Day One, Everything Will Be Okay, Shok, Stutterer
 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Bear Story, Prologue, Sanjay's Super Team, We Can't Live without Cosmos, World of Tomorrow


Here are this year’s “worst” nominations:
 

WORST PICTURE
Fantastic Four, Fifty Shades of Grey, Jupiter Ascending, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Pixels
 

WORST ACTOR
Johnny Depp, Mortdecai; Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey; Kevin James, Paul Blart Mall Cop "; Adam Sandler, The Cobbler and Pixels; Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending
 

WORST ACTRESS
Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell; Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey; Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending; Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door; Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai
 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chevy Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation; Josh Gad, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer; Kevin James, Pixels; Jason Lee, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip; Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending
 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer; Rooney Mara, Pan; Michelle Monaghan, Pixels; Julianne Moore, Seventh Son; Amanda Seyfried, Love the Coopers and Pan.
 

WORST REMAKE OR SEQUEL
Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Fantastic Four; Hot Tub Time Machine 2; Human Centipede 3; Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
 

WORST SCREEN COMBO
Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, Fantastic Four; Johnny Depp and his glued-on mustache, Mortdecai; Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey; Kevin James and either his Segway or glued-on mustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2; Adam Sandler and any pair of shoes, The Cobbler
 

WORST DIRECTOR
Andy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2; Tom Six, Human Centipede 3; Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey; Josh Trank, Fantastic Four; Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending
 

WORST SCREENPLAY
Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Fantastic Four; Kelly Marcel, Fifty Shades of Grey; Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending; Kevin James and Nick Bakay, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2; Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Pixels

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