If I Voted: My 2015 Personal Ballot

Best Picture:
Ex Machina
*Spotlight – WINNER*

Best Director:
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Lenny Abrahamson for Room
Danny Boyle for Steve Jobs
Alex Garland for Ex Machina
*Tom McCarthy for Spotlight – WINNER*
Dennis Villeneuve for Sicario

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Johnny Depp in Black Mass
*Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs – WINNER*
Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl
Ryan Reynolds in The Voices
Jacob Tremblay in Room

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Cate Blanchett in Carol
*Cate Blanchett in Truth – WINNER*
Brie Larson in Room
Lily Tomlin in Grandma
Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina
Michael Keaton in Spotlight
Jason Mitchell in Straight Outta Compton – WINNER*
Jason Segal in The End of the Tour
Michael Shannon in 99 Homes

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Joan Allen in Room
Elizabeth Banks in Love and Mercy
Rachel McAdams in Spotlight
Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina
Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs – WINNER*

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Phyllis Nagy for Carol
Donald Margulies for The End of the Tour
Emma Donoghue for Room
*Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs – WINNER*
James Vanderbult for Truth

Best Original Screenplay:
Alex Garland for Ex Machina
Paul Weitz for Grandma
Taylor Sheridan for Sicario
*Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for Spotlight – WINNER*
Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch for Tangerine

Best Acting Ensemble:
The cast of Carol
The cast of Room
*The cast of Spotlight – WINNER*
The cast of Steve Jobs
The cast of Straight Outta Compton

Best Film Editing:
Claudia Castello and Michael P. Shawver for Creed
Mark Day for Ex Machina
Nathan Nugent for Room
Tom McAdrdle for Spotlight – WINNER*
Elliot Graham for Steve Jobs

Best Cinematography:
Edward Lachmann for Carol
Danny Cohen for The Danish Girl
Emmanuel Lubezki for The Revenant
*Roger Deakins for Sicario – WINNER*
Matthew Libatique for Straight Outta Compton

Best Costume Design:
Sandy Powell for Carol
*Sandy Powell for Cinderella – WINNER*
Kate Hawley for Crimson Peak
Paco Delgado for The Danish Girl
Courtney Hoffman for The Hateful Eight

Best Use of Music (Original Song or Original Score):
*Carter Burwell for the original score from Carol – WINNER*

The Weekend, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville and Ahmad Belshe for the original song “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey

DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa and Andrew Cedar for the original song “See You Again” from Furious 7

Johann Johannson for the original score from Sicario

Howard Shore for the original score from Spotlight

Best Production Design:
Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler for Carol
Thomas E. Sanders, Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shane Vieau for Crimson Peak
*Eve Stewart and Michael Standish for The Danish Girl – WINNER*
Yohei Taneda and Rosemary Brandenburg for The Hateful Eight
Ethan Tobman and Mark Kirkland for Room

Best Visual Effects:
Ex Machina
*Jurassic World – WINNER*
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


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