Best of 2015 Collage

The Oscars are this Sunday, which means another night of me yelling at my television when the Academy inevitably awards the wrong movies. But this blog gives me the perfect opportunity to honor those that I believe are truly worthy of a gold statue. While this may not be quite as prestigious as the Academy Awards, it’s a great way for me to honor the best in film from 2015. This year even features the new category of Best New Character! So without further ado, I present to you the 3rd annual Film Hound Year End Awards! Check them out after the jump and let me know what you think!

Best Director

Danny Boyle – Steve Jobs

George Miller – Mad Max Fury Road

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Denis Villeneuve – Sicario


Best Actor

Jason Bateman – The Gift

Matt Damon – The Martian

Johnny Depp – Black Mass

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Emily Blunt – Sicario

Brie Larson – Room

Rooney Mara – Carol

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn


Best Supporting Actor

Benicio Del Toro – Sicario

Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina

Michael Keaton – Spotlight

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone – Creed


Best Supporting Actress

Raffey Cassidy – Tomorrowland

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs


Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

Ex Machina – Alex Garland

The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino

Mistress America – Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig

Spotlight – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy


Best Adapted Screenplay

Brooklyn – Nick Hornby

Carol – Phyllis Nagy

The End of the Tour – Donald Margulies

The Martian – Drew Goddard

Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin


Best Score

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

Inside Out – Michael Giacchino

It Follows – Disasterpeace

Mad Max: Fury Road – Junkie XL

Steve Jobs – Daniel Pemberton


Best Cinematography

The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Macbeth – Adam Arkapaw

Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Sicario – Roger Deakins


Best Editing


Mad Max: Fury Road



Steve Jobs


Best Production Design



Crimson Peak

Mad Max: Fury Road

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Sound

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian


Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Cast

The Hateful Eight

The Martian


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Steve Jobs


Best New Character

Ava – Ex Machina

BB-8 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Chris Mannix – The Hateful Eight

Imperator Furiosa – Mad Max: Fury Road

Rey – Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Animated Film

Shaun the Sheep Movie


Best Documentary

The Look of Silence


Best Foreign Film

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence