SportGuy515’s Top 10 Films of 2015 (+ Quick Oscar Predictions)

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It’s that time of the year again, folks – the Academy Awards are upon us, as the best and brightest are honored on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. And, for the 4th straight year (5th year overall since 2009), I have survived AMC Theatres’ 24-Hour Best Picture Showcase! I’ll have more thoughts on this year’s Showcase experience on Friday’s all-new episode of FORCED PERSPECTIVE. But for now, since I have now officially caught up with ALL Best Picture + Acting Category films, I can finally announce the OFFICIAL list of my TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015!

For our preliminary TOP 10 LIST and Honorable Mentions, check out FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Episode 69!

SportsGuy515’s TOP 10 Films of 2015


Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):
Ex Machina
It Follows
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Martian
Trainwreck
Hello, My Name is Doris
Brooklyn
Southpaw
The Intern
Carol
Trumbo
Steve Jobs
The Walk
Room
Ted 2
Straight Outta Compton



10. The Revenant
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9. Jurassic World
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8. Ant-Man
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7. Spotlight
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6. Inside Out
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5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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4. Creed
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3. The Big Short
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2. The Hateful Eight (*70mm Roadshow Version*)
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1. Mad Max: Fury Road
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Quick OSCAR Predictions
(“Who Will Win” marked in BOLD; “Who Should Win” marked with **)


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 Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
**Sylvester Stallone – Creed**


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


Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol
**Brie Larson – Room**
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn


Best Actor
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian
**Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant**
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl


Best Director
Adam McKay – The Big Short
**George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road**
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight


Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
**Mad Max: Fury Road**
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight


Enjoy the Oscars tonight, everyone! I’ll catch you this Friday on FORCED PERSPECTIVE…

SportsGuy515

SportsGuy515

Cinephile extraordinaire, a budding filmmaker, and host of Forced Perspective. A resident of NY/NJ, he spends most of his time looking for new movies to watch and learning the craft of filmmaking. You’ve probably also seen him hanging around Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium at some point. If you see him approach your movie theater, be sure to let him in – he’s the guy in the Yankees cap!
SportsGuy515

About SportsGuy515

Cinephile extraordinaire, a budding filmmaker, and host of Forced Perspective. A resident of NY/NJ, he spends most of his time looking for new movies to watch and learning the craft of filmmaking. You’ve probably also seen him hanging around Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium at some point. If you see him approach your movie theater, be sure to let him in – he’s the guy in the Yankees cap!
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