Friday, 11 December 2015


The Playlist has rolled out its Best Of lists for the year! Unsurprisingly, critics fave Mad Max: Fury Road tops the Best Film poll, while there are also categories after the cut for Best Trailer, Best Poster and Worst Film - a category that could convince some that 2015 has been as bad a year for film as it was a good one. There's a few more traditional lists too. Have a look below:

Best Film
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Sicario
3. The Duke of Burgundy
4. Carol
5. 45 Years
6. Inside Out
7. Room
8. Spotlight
9. Brooklyn
10. Son of Saul
11. Ex Machina
12. Steve Jobs
13. Anomalisa
14. The End of the Tour
15. The Tribe
16. Tangerine
17. Mustang
18. The Assassin
19. Creed
20. The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Best Performance
1. Cate Blanchett (Carol)
=  Rooney Mara (Carol)
3. Tom Courtenay (45 Years)
=  Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
5. Brie Larson (Room)
6. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
7. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
8. Benicio del Toro (Sicario)
9. Jason Segel (The End of the Tour)
10. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
11. Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
=  Tessa Thompson (Creed)
13. Marion Cotillard (Macbeth)
14. Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
15. Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back)
16. Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
17. Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
18. Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind)
19. Michael Angarano (The Stanford Prison Experiment)
=   Richard Jenkins (Bone Tomahawk)
=   Melissa McCarthy (Spy)
=   Jada Pinkett Smith (Magic Mike XXL)
=   Amy Poehler (Inside Out)
=   Michael Shannon (The Night Before)
=   Michael Sheen (7 Days in Hell)
26. Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)
=   Matt Damon (The Martian)
=   Blythe Danner (I'll See You in My Dreams)
=   Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
=   Greta Gerwig (Mistress America)
=   Jennifer Jason Leigh (Anomalisa)
=   Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)
=   Jack O'Connell ('71)
=   Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
=   Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
=   Will Smith (Concussion)
=   Cobie Smulders (Results / Unexpected)
=   James Spader (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
=   Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
=   David Thewlis (Anomalisa)
=   Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
=   Ben Whishaw (Paddington)
=   Patrick Wilson (Bone Tomahawk)

Best Cinematography
1. Carol
2. The Assassin
3. Sicario
4. The Revenant
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Macbeth
7. The Hateful Eight
8. The Duke of Burgundy
9. Steve Jobs
10. Brooklyn
11. Tangerine
12. Son of Saul
13. Creed
14. Lost River
=   Love
16. Slow West
17. It Follows
18. Victoria
19. Beasts of No Nation
20. Meadowland
21. Hard to Be a God

Best Score / Soundtrack
1. The Duke of Burgundy
2. Carol
3. Steve Jobs
4. Brooklyn
5. The Hateful Eight
6. Eden
7. It Follows
8. Lost River
9. Sicario
10. Mistress America
11. Macbeth
12. The Revenant
13. Queen of Earth
14. Love & Mercy
15. The End of the Tour
16. Dope
17. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
18. Spotlight
19. Beasts of No Nation
20. Entertainment
21. Junun
22. Heaven Know What
23. Joy
24. While We're Young
25. Magic Mike XXL
26. Northern Soul
27. Hyena
28. Ex Machina
29. Anomalisa
30. The Martian

Best Ensemble

Best Documentary
1. Cartel Land
2. Meru
4. Amy
5. Cobain: Montage of Heck
6. The Look of Silence
7. Best of Enemies
8. Listen to Me Marlon
9. Dreamcatcher
10. Junun
11. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
12. In Jackson Heights
13. The Salt of the Earth
14. The Pearl Button
15. The Jinx
16. The Seven Five
17. Seymour: An Introduction
18. Prophet's Prey
19. Heart of a Dog
20. The Hunting Ground

Best Film You Didn’t See
Bone Tomahawk
Catch Me Daddy
The Forbidden Room
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Hard to Be a God
Heaven Knows What
Hungry Hearts
Li’l Quinquin
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Queen of Earth
The Second Mother
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Tu Dors Nicole
Wild Tales

Best Breakthrough Director
Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour)
Kyle Patrick Alvarez (The Stanford Prison Experiment)
Sean Baker (Tangerine)
Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe ((T)ERROR)
Joel Edgerton (The Gift)
Rick Famuyiwa (Dope)
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz (Goodnight Mommy)
Deniz Gamze Erguven (Mustang)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Melanie Laurent (Respire)
David Robert Mitchell (It Follows)
Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack)
Reed Morano (Meadowland)
Nemes Laszlo (Son of Saul)
Bill Pohlad (Love & Mercy)
Damian Szifron (Wild Tales)
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey)
S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk)

Best Breakthrough Performance
Christopher Abbott (James White)
Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)
Gail Bean (Unexpected)
Emory Cohen (Brooklyn)
Laia Costa (Victoria)
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)
Arielle Holmes (Heaven Knows What)
Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)
Lola Kirke (Mistress America)
Oona Laurence (Southpaw)
Shameik Moore (Dope)
Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq)
Michael Pena (Ant-Man / The Martian)
Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Kitana Rodriguez (Tangerine)
Gunes Sensory (Mustang)
Mya Taylor (Tangerine)
Karidja Toure (Girlhood)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Action Sequence
1. 'Sandstorm chase scene' (Mad Max: Fury Road)
2. 'Bear attack' (The Revenant)
3. 'Millennium Falcon escape' (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
4. 'Border shoot-out' (Sicario)
5. 'Opera house assassination attempt' (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)
6. 'Silver birch forest fight' (The Assassin)
7. 'Final shootout' (Slow West)
8. 'One-shot boxing match' (Creed)
9. 'Street-side ambush / shootout' (Blackhat)
10. 'Pretty much the whole second half but mostly the shootout at the end' (Victoria)
11. 'Whale hunt' (In the Heart of the Sea)
12. 'Day of the Dead opening' (Spectre)
13. 'Briefcase fight' (Ant-Man)
14. 'House-storming sequence' (Tomorrowland)
15. 'Kitchen fight' (Spy)
16. 'Azerbaijan convoy boost' (Furious 7)

Best Trailer
1. Queen of Earth
2. Hail Caesar!
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4. The Revenant
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Macbeth
7. Roar
8. Goodnight Mommy
9. Love
10. Youth
11. Joy
12. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
13. Creed
14. The Lobster
15. Steve Jobs

Best Poster
1. The Lobster
2. Queen of Earth
3. Faults
4. Louder Than Bombs
5. Love
6. Bone Tomahawk
7. Sicario
8. Macbeth
9. The Revenant
10. It Follows
11. The Witch
12. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
13. Dope
14. Ant-Man
15. The Martian
16. Digging for Fire
17. High-Rise
18. Goodnight Mommy
19. Hyena
20. Nasty Baby

Worst Film
1. Entourage
2. United Passions
3. The Green Inferno
4. No Escape
5. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
6. Mortdecai
7. Pan
8. Unfinished Business
9. Home Sweet Hell
10. American Ultra
11. Vice
12. Ted 2
13. Kingsman: The Secret Service
14. Victor Frankenstein
15. Stonewall
16. Monsters: Dark Continent
17. The Cobbler
18. Rock the Kasbah
19. Burnt
20. Fantastic Four