FUTURE A-LISTER AWARD OF THE YEAR (A Performance That Should Have Made A New Star)
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
Brie Larson (Room)
Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
For this, I nominated not just the “breakthrough” performances from nobodies, but the five people I think are most likely to be the next Channing Tatum, or Chris Hemsworth. The person that Hollywood just starts throwing roles at. Arguably, Michael B Jordan was already that person, but I think he became even more that person when he anchored the reboot no one saw coming. But, I’m going to bank on someone I think is about to win an Oscar, elevating her to the next level. Really though, all five are going to be around for a long time. This category really doesn’t need a winner, but I’ll pick one.
WINNER: Brie Larson (Room)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
Abraham Atta (Beasts Of No Nation)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man From UNCLE, The Danish Girl)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)
Taron Egerton (The Kingsman, Legend, Testament Of Youth)
These five people no one really saw coming in 2015. But, one person really blew this category out of the box this year putting herself in the running for an Oscar in two different films.
WINNER: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man From UNCLE, The Danish Girl)
The Hunting Ground
I didn’t feel like I saw enough Documentaries to nominate more than three, but these were the three best Documentaries I saw this year. The film I’m picking really moved me, and sadly isn’t eligible for an Oscar.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Shaun The Sheep
Also, because I didn’t see all the animated films this year, I only nominated three for Best Animated Feature. I hope all three get Oscar nominations. But, one of these three is probably going to end up as one of my favorite films of all time.
WINNER: Inside Out
Coming tomorrow, my 10 picks for Best Director.