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2015 has come and gone as has most of our recap coverage for the year. The one remaining elephant in the room is the 2015 Silver Screen Riot Awards where we pick and choose from the elite and populist alike to make our selection for best director, performer, cinematographer, screenplay, documentary, foreign film, action movie, horror movie and comedy. You’ll see a winner and a runner-up as well as a list of honorable mentions that are sorta ranked but without too much scrutiny paid to that ranking. Our awards (thankfully) don’t come with all too much description (read: none) but you’ll find some nice pictures in place of the words that probably would have gone unread. Because it’s been a long week and we know you’ll probably just scan for the winners anyways. So, concluding 2015 once and for all, here it is: the 2015 Silver Screen Riot Awards.

Best Director: George Miller ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
Runner Up: Alejandro González Iñárritu  ‘ The Revenant’

SSRAwards1Honorable Mentions:
László Nemes ‘Son of Saul’
Alex Garland ‘Ex Machina’
Ryan Coogler ‘Creed’
James Pondsolt ‘The End of the Tour’
Patrick Brice ‘The Overnight’
Joel Edgerton ‘The Gift’
Denis Villeneuve ‘Sicario’
Tom McCarthy ‘Spotlight’
Benjamin Dickinson ‘Creative Control’

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio ‘The Revenant’
Runner-Up: Michael Fassbender ‘Steve Jobs’

SSRAwards2Honorable Mentions:
Jacob Tremblay ‘Room’
Michael B. Jordan ‘Creed’
Jason Clarke ‘Everest’
Adam Scott ‘The Overnight’
Tom Hanks ‘Bridge of Spies’
Steve Carrell ‘The Big Short’
Ben Mendelsohn ‘Mississippi Grind’
Ian McKellan ‘Mr. Holmes’
Paul Dano ‘Love & Mercy’

Best Actress: Brie Larson ‘Room’
Runner Up: Lily Tomline ‘Grandma’

SSRAwards3Honorable Mentions:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ‘Faults’
Karidja Touré ‘Girlhood’
Amy Schumer ‘Trainwreck’
Sarah Silverman ‘I Smile Back’
Daisy Ridley ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
Saoirse Ronan ‘Brooklyn’
Elizabeth Moss ‘Queen of Earth’
Günes Sensoy ‘Mustang’
Nina Hoss ‘Phoenix’
Sarah Snook ‘Predestination’

Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy ‘The Revenant’
Runner-Up: Jason Segel ‘The End of the Tour’

SSRAwards4Honorable Mentions:
Nicholas Hoult ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
Sylvester Stallone ‘Creed’
Bencio del Toro ‘Sicario’
Leland Orser ‘Faults’
Idris Elba ‘Beasts of No Nation’
Oscar Isaac ‘Ex Machina’
Michael Shannon ’99 Homes’
Sam Elliot ‘Grandma’
Jason Schwartzman ‘The Overnight’
Joel Edgerton ‘The Gift’
Colin Firth ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander ‘Ex Machina’
Runner Up: Oona Laurence ‘Lamb’

SSRAwards5Honorable Mentions:
Kate Winslet ‘Steve Jobs’
Rebecca Ferguson ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’
Alicia Vikander ‘The Danish Girl’
Cynthia Nixon ‘James White’
Jennifer Jason Leigh ‘The Hateful Eight’
Kristen Stewart ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’
Tessa Thompson ‘Creed’
Joan Allen ‘Room’
Julie Walters ‘Brooklyn’

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezski ‘The Revenant’
Runner Up: John Seale ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

SSRAwards6Honorable Mentions:
Roger Deakins ‘Sicario’
Salvatore Totino ‘Everest’
Mátyás Erdély ‘Son of Saul’
Sean Prince Williams ‘Queen of Earth’
Janusz Kaminski ‘Bridge of Spies’
Robbie Ryan ‘Slow West’
Robert Richardson ‘The Hateful Eight’
Yves Bélanger ‘Brooklyn’

Best Screenplay: Donald Margulies ‘The End of the Tour’
Runner Up: Aaron Sorkin ‘Steve Jobs’

SSRAwards11Honorable Mentions:
Alex Garland ‘Ex Machina’
Emma Donoghue ‘Room’
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Coole ‘Inside Out’
Amy Schumer ‘Trainwreck’
Quentin Tarantino ‘The Hateful Eight’
Riley Stearns ‘Faults’
Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy ‘Spotlight’
Ramin Bahrani ’99 Homes’
Adam Mackay ‘The Big Short’

Best Documentary: The Look of Silence
Runner Up: Amy

SSRAwards7Honorable Mentions:
Where to Invade Next
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Hunting Ground
3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets
Listen to Me Marlon
Meru
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Foreign Film: Son of Saul
Runner Up: Girlhood

SRRAwards12Honorable Mentions:
Magallanes
The Look of Silence
Mustang
Memories of the Sword
Timbuktu
H.
Blind
Leviathan
Phoenix
White God

Best Horror Movie: The Witch
Runner Up: Bone Tomahawk

SSRAwards8Honorable Mentions:
The Hallow
Final Girls
Der Nachtmahr
Spring
The Visit
Crimson Peak
Deathgasm
We Are Still Here
The Nymphets
Goodnight Mommy
Cop Car
Cub
Knock Knock

Best Action Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road
Runner Up: Kingsman: The Secret Service

SSRAwards10Honorable Mentions:
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
No Escape
Slow West
Chappie
Furious 7
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Jurassic World

Best Comedy Movie: The Overnight
Runner Up: TrainwreckSSRAwards13

Honorable Mentions:
The Big Short
Mistress America
Grandma
7 Chinese Brothers
While We’re Young
Adult Beginners
Manson Family Vacation

 

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