Indie Outlook Picks the 2015 Nominees

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl," "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens," "Son of Saul"

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Son of Saul”

With Oscar season in full swing, Indie Outlook presents its annual list of the films it would nominate in the usual (and occasionaly unusual) awards categories. The nominees for Best Actor Under 18 prove that “Room”’s Jacob Tremblay wasn’t the only remarkable child performer onscreen this year. Marielle Heller’s “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” which has been largely overlooked this season, received eight nominations, followed by “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” with six. “Inside Out,” “Keeper” and “Son of Saul” each earned five nods, while “Anomalisa,” “Brooklyn,” “James White” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” garnered four apiece. Make sure to scroll to the end for Ten Special Mentions honoring specific films in categories largely dreamed up by yours truly.

And now (drum roll please), the nominees are…

 

BEST PICTURE

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

James White

Spotlight

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Youth

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Almost There

Amy

The Armor of Light

In Transit

Listen to Me Marlon

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Girlhood

Keeper

Mustang

Son of Saul

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Anomalisa

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Song of the Sea

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen, “Inside Out”

Marielle Heller, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, “Anomalisa”

László Nemes, “Son of Saul”

Guillaume Senez, “Keeper”

 

BEST ACTOR

Christopher Abbott, “James White”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Andrew Garfield, “99 Homes”

Géza Röhrig, “Son of Saul”

Robin Williams, “Boulevard”

 

BEST ACTRESS

Elisabeth Moss, “Queen of Earth”

Bel Powley, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Alicia Vikander, “Testament of Youth”

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Benicio del Toro, “Sicario”

Sam Elliott, “Grandma”

Harrison Ford, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”

Oscar Isaac, “Ex Machina”

Alexander Skarsgård, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Gail Bean, “Unexpected”

Nina Ganet, “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party”

Kristbjörg Kjeld, “Sparrows”

Cynthia Nixon, “James White”

Yana Novikova, “The Tribe”

 

BEST ACTOR UNDER 18

Abraham Attah, “Beasts of No Nation”

Galatéa Bellugi, “Keeper”

Raffey Cassidy, “Tomorrowland”

Madison Davenport, “A Light Beneath Their Feet”

Alexi Mathieu, “A Childhood”

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Josh Cooley, Pete Docter & Meg LeFauve, “Inside Out”

Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz, “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Josh Mond, “James White”

David Lambert & Guillaume Senez, “Keeper”

Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Andrew Haigh, “45 Years”

Marielle Heller, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Nick Hornby, “Brooklyn”

Charlie Kaufman, “Anomalisa”

Phyllis Nagy, “Carol”

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Luca Bigazzi, “Youth”

Mátyás Erdély, “Son of Saul”

Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, “Victoria”

Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Revenant”

Timo Salminen, “Jauja”

 

BEST EDITING

Julie Brenta, “Keeper”

Stephen Cone, “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party”

Jens Christian Fodstad, “Blind”

Kevin Nolting, “Inside Out”

Lynn True, “In Transit”

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Jenny Beaven, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Odile Dicks-Mireaux, “Brooklyn”

Carmen Grande, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Michael Kaplan, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”

Sandy Powell, “Carol”

 

BEST SCORE

Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, “Girlhood”

Michael Giacchino, “Inside Out”

Nate Heller, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Stephen Rennicks, “Room”

John Williams, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”

 

BEST SONG

“Feels Like Summer” from “Shaun the Sheep Movie”

“The Final Derriere” from “The Forbidden Room”

“Run To The Mountain” from “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”

“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”

 

BEST SOUND

Entertainment

Güeros

Love & Mercy

Sicario

Son of Saul

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Crimson Peak

Hard to Be a God

Mad Max: Fury Road

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

 

BEST MAKEUP

Black Mass

Ex Machina

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

The Walk

 

Ten Special Mentions

BEST EXPERIMENTAL NARRATIVE

Her Wilderness

BEST EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY

Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014

BEST SHORT FILM

Bad at Dancing

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

On Beauty

BEST FILM HOMAGE

12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE

Jennifer Jason Leigh in “Anomalisa”

BEST SCENE-STEALER

James DiGiacomo in “Brooklyn”

BEST ONE-TAKE KNOCKOUT

Creed

BEST USE OF 3D

Love

WORST FILM OF THE YEAR

War Room

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