filmmixtape’s Best of the Rest 2015!


Catch back up with that filmmixtape picks for Best of 2015:

And Here’s The Rest (with winners in bold)! Full filmmixtape nomination and win tallies at the very end for you stats lovers out there.


Best Original Screenplay

  • Ex Machina – Alex Garland
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams – Marc Basch and Brett Haley
  • Mustang – Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocur
  • Sicario – Taylor Sheridan
  • Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • 45 Years – Andrew Haigh
  • Carol – Phyllis Nagy
  • The End of the Tour – Donald Margulies
  • Room – Emma Donaghue
  • Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin


Best Ensemble

  • Brooklyn
  • Chi-Raq
  • Joy
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Spotlight

Best Editing

  • It Follows – Julio Perez IV
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
  • Sicario – Joe Walker
  • Spotlight – Tom McArdle
  • Tangerine – Sean Baker


Best Cinematography

  • Carol – Ed Lachman
  • It Follows – Mike Gioulakis
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
  • Room – Danny Cohen
  • Sicario – Roger Deakins

Best Original Score

  • Carol – Carter Burwell
  • The Duke of Burgundy – Cat’s Eyes
  • Inside Out – Michael Giacchino
  • It Follows – Disasterpeace
  • Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson



Best Sound

  • Bridge of Spies – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Drew Kunin, and Kyrsten Mate
  • Love and Mercy – Eugene Gearty, Eric Potter, Nicholas Renbeck, and Edward Tise
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Ben Osmo, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Mark A. Mangini, and David White
  • Sicario – William Sarokin, Jason King, and Roland N. Thai
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood, and David Acord

Best Production Design

  • Carol – Judy Becker
  • Cinderella – Dante Ferretti
  • Crimson Peak – Thomas E. Sanders
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson
  • Room – Ethan Tobman


Best Costume Design

  • Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
  • Carol – Sandy Powell
  • Chi-Raq – Ruth E. Carter
  • Crimson Peak – Kate Hawley
  • Far From the Madding Crowd – Janet Patterson

Best Original Song

  • Chi-Raq – “Pray 4 My City” – Rico Cox, Robert Amparan, Leroy Griffin, Jr., and Nick Cannon
  • The Hunting Ground – “Til It Happens to You” – Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • I’ll See You in My Dreams – “I’ll See You in My Dreams” – Keegan DeWitt
  • Ricki and the Flash – “Cold One” – Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice
  • Shaun the Sheep – “Feels Like Summer” – Ilan Eshkeri, Nick Hodgson & Tim Wheeler

Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – Paul Corbould, Ben Vokes, and Daniel Williams
  • Ex Machina – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Williams Ardington, and Sara Bennett
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, and Andy Williams
  • The Revenant – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Roger Guyett, Pat Tubach, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould


  • 10: Carol
  • 8: Sicario
  • 7: Mad Max: Fury Road and Room
  • 5: Spotlight and Chi-Raq
  • 4: It Follows and Ex Machina
  • 3: Mustang, 45 Years, and Steve Jobs
  • 2: Love and Mercy, The End of the Tour, I’ll See You in My Dreams, Brooklyn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Crimson Peak
  • 1: Heart of a Dog, Taxi, Straight Outta Compton, Beasts of No Nation, Creed, Spy, Joy, Magic Mike XXL, Tangerine, The Duke of Burgundy, Inside Out, Bridge of Spies, Cinderella, Far From the Madding Crowd, The Hunting Ground, Ricki and the Flash, Shaun the Sheep, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and The Revenant


  • 5: Carol
  • 3: Room
  • 2: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 1: Steve Jobs, Spotlight, Brooklyn, Sicario, Ex Machina, Love and Mercy, and I’ll See You in My Dreams

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