2015 Flashback Awards

EDIT: Please note, the original version of this post omitted Bryan Cranston from the list of Best Actor nominations. He has been added in the #3 spot below for his role in Trumbo. The rest of the list shifted down to accommodate Cranston’s inclusion

Damien, 1/19/16


Happy 2016 Everyone!

Before we unveil the Flashforward looking at 2016’s most anticipated films, Flashback/Backslide looks back at 2015’s surprisingly deep roster of films. We’ll break down the awards given below soon but for now check out the list below. We added a few categories from last year’s Flashback Awards.

Best Movie:

Carol Blanchett

  1. WINNER: Carol
  2. RUNNER-UP: Room
  3. The Revenant
  4. Spotlight
  5. Sicario
  6. Mad Max: Fury Road
  7. Inside Out
  8. Creed
  9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  10. The Big Short
  11. Anomalisa
  12. Ex Machina
  13. Steve Jobs
  14. The Martian
  15. The Hateful Eight

Best Director:

Revenant Inarritu

  1. WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
  2. RUNNER-UP: Denis Villeneuve, Sicario
  3. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. JJ Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Ryan Coogler, Creed
  6. Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Best Actor:

Leo Revenant

  1. WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  2. RUNNER-UP: Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  3. Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  4. Jake Gylenhaal, Southpaw
  5. Matt Damon, The Martian
  6. Michael Fassbender, Macbeth

Best Actress:

Larson Room

  1. WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
  2. RUNNER-UP: Emily Blunt, Sicario
  3. Cate Blanchett, Carol
  4. Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
  5. Marion Cotillard, Macbeth

Best Supporting Actor:

Hardy Revenant

  1. WINNER: Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  2. RUNNER-UP: Tom Hardy,  Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Benicio del Toro, Sicario
  4. Sylvester Stallone, Creed
  5. Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  6. BONUS: Jacob Tremblay, Room

Best Supporting Actress:

Carol Rooney Mara

  1. WINNER: Rooney Mara, Carol
  2. RUNNER-UP: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
  3. Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  4. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hateful Eight
  5. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best Cinematography:

  1. Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
  2. John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Roger Deakins, Sicario

Best Score:

  1. Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
  2. John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Best Surprise:

Mad Max

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Ex Machina

Biggest Disappointment:

Fantastic Four Landscape

Missed Movies (in no order):

  • Joy
  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Timbuktu
  • Amy
  • The Walk
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Youth
  • The Gift
  • 45 Years

7 thoughts on “2015 Flashback Awards

  1. Awesome awards! Good to see Coogler getting some recognition for directing Creed. I still think Rooney Mara should be lead actor, but I understand. Good to see Carol get the win for the big one. Looking forward to the break down. I just did the same for our Unity Movie Awards over at taleoftwodans.com , with podcast analysis on categories. Pretty fun actually. I hope you like them. Do you need any help for the Flashforward? That sounds really dope too.


    • I thought Coogler did a great job. I originally had Mara as lead actress (and would have put her at #3 behind Larson and Blunt) but switched her once the Oscar noms came out. The upside is that I get to give her the Supporting Actress win (I’m not crazy about the rest of the category though I haven’t seen Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl). I loved the Unity Movie Awards! You guys did a great job. I’m bummed I couldn’t join in this time. I’d love help with the Flashforward. I made a list of 60 movies so far (pulled form IMDB and other lists already published) and will break them down by category (comic book movies, sequels, reboots, etc). Let me know if you’d like to join!

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  2. Excellent work here. My own Number 1 film of the year is Brooklyn, but I see that is one of your missed films. My own list:

    1. Brooklyn (Ireland/UK)
    2. Wolf Hall (UK; mini-series)
    3. Phoenix (Germany)
    4. Carol (USA)
    5. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden)
    6. 45 Years (UK)
    7. Son of Saul (Hungary)
    8. The Revenant (USA)
    9. Youth (Italy/UK/USA)
    10. The Tribe (Ukraine)
    The Hateful Eight (USA)
    The Assassin (Taiwan) -three way tie-


    A Woman in Gold
    Bridge of Spies
    The Clouds of Sils Maria
    It’s Me Marlon
    The Lady in the Van
    Slow West
    The Danish Girl


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