PGCMAs: And the Nominees Are…(2015)

Posted: January 28, 2016 by Daniel Simpson (PG Cooper) in Uncategorized

Written by Daniel “PG Cooper” Simpson

PGCMA 2015

*The above image represents 2014’s PGCMA Best Director and Best Picture winner; Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman.

From my first year of blogging, I’ve been commemorating the end of each year with a series of awards posts, ranging from the typical Oscar categories for acting and other aspects of filmmaking, along with awards for things like Best Shootout and Best Cameo. It’s a lot of fun and I’ll be doing it again this year. The awards end with my top ten films list, the top five films being the nominees for Best Director and Best Picture, and number one being the winner of the aforementioned awards. Finally, I should mention that I was not able to see every major 2015 release. Particular blind spots include Carol, Son of Saul, Youth, and Macbeth. I would have loved to see these films, but there really isn’t a way I could see them for my awards and have them posted in a timely fashion.

And the nominees are…

Best Fight

Car Fight, Wild Tales

Final Confrontation, The Revenant

Oner, Creed

Opera Fight, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Train, Spectre

Best Shootout

Arrow Assault, The Revenant

The First Order Strikes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Four Passengers, The Hateful Eight

M.O.O.S.E Unleashed, Chappie

Tunnels, Sicario

Best Chase

Beach House, It Follows

Brothers in Arms, Mad Max: Fury Road

Fleeing from Lucile, Crimson Peak

Motorcycles, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Tracking Abel, Bridge of Spies

Best Set-Piece

Bear Attack, The Revenant

Escape, Room

Pterodactyl Attack, Jurassic World

Raining Cars, Furious 7

Returning to the Citadel, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Art Direction

Bridge of Spies

Crimson Peak

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Hair and Make-Up

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Steve Jobs

Best Costume Design

Bridge of Spies

Crimson Peak

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins, Sicario

Janusz Kaminski, Bridge of Spies

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Marcell Rév, White God

John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Editing

Elliot Graham, Steve Jobs

Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant

Nathan Nugent, Room

Pietro Scalia, The Martian

Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Soundtrack

The Big Short


Ex Machina


The Martian

Best Use of Source Music

“Aire Libre” by Lucien Belmond, Wild Tales

“Get Down Saturday Night” by Oliver Cheatham, Ex Machina

“Master of Puppets” by Metallica, The Big Short

“Starman” by David Bowie, The Martian

“To Love Somebody” by The Bee Gees, Joy

Best Musical Performance

“Big Rock Candy Mountain”, Room

“Blood Bag”, Mad Max: Fury Road

“Fuck Tha Police”, Straight Outta Compton

“Jim Jones at Botany Bay”, The Hateful Eight

“Somethin’ Stupid”, Joy

Best Score

Disasterpeace, It Follows

Ludwig Göransson, Creed

Junkie XL, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant

Best Poster

Crimson Peak

The Hateful Eight

It Follows

Mad Max Fury Road

White God

Best Trailer

Avengers: Age of Ultron,


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Supporting Actress

Joan Allen, Room

Jessica Chastain, Crimson Peak

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Chloe Grace Moretz, Clouds of Sils Maria

Erica Rivas, Wild Tales

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano, Love and Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Cameo

Jesper Christensen, Spectre

James Franco, The Night Before

Donald Glover, The Martian

Channing Tatum, The Hateful Eight

?, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Villain

Daisy Domergue, The Hateful Eight

John Fitzgerald, The Revenant

Old Nick, Room

Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lucille Sharpe, Crimson Peak

Best Comedy

The Martian

The Night Before

Shaun the Sheep Movie


Wild Tales

Best Horror Film

Crimson Peak

The Gift

It Follows


Best Animated Film

The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

White God

Wild Tales

Best Action Film

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Biggest Surprise

The Gift


The Night Before



Most Under-Rated Film


Crimson Peak

The Night Before



Best Actress

Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria

Emily Blunt, Sicario

Brie Larson, Room

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Best Actor

Matt Damon, The Martian

Benicio del Toro, Sicario

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Michael Keaton, Spotlight

Best Cast

The Hateful Eight

The Martian


Steve Jobs

Straight Outta Compton

Best Original Screenplay

Olivier Assayas, Clouds of Sils Maria

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

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Adapted Screenplay

Ryan Coogler, Creed

Emma Donoghue, Room

Drew Goddard, The Martian

Nick Hornsby, Brooklyn

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Best Director and Best Picture

To be revealed via a top ten list.

  1. ianthecool says:

    Who are you getting as your celebrity presenters?

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