Sunday, February 12, 2017

2015 Cosmo Trivia

Which was the first? Which had the most? Some trivia about the winners of the 2015 Cosmique Movie Awards as well as lifetime records through the 2015 Awards.

2015 Cosmo Awards Trivia


  • Four films tied for the most awards, each winning four awards: Avengers: Age of Ultron; Ex Machina; Mad Max: Fury Road; and The Revenant. They tie with The Aviator and Garden State in 2004 for the fewest wins for the top-winning films of the year.
  • This year, no films with multiple nominations swept all of their awards. The highest winning ratios were for Ex Machina and Mad Max: Fury Road, which each won four out of five (80%) of their nominations. There have been multi-nominated film sweeps in six other years, while four other years – 2002, 2003, 2010, and 2014 – also did not have any multi-nominated sweeps.
  • No individual won more than one award this year. This has only happened three other times in Cosmo history: in 2006, 2013, and 2014. Usually someone wins two awards, though only once (in 2003 with Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron) has more than one person won two awards in the same year. No one has ever won more than two awards in the same year.
  • In 2015, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara tied for the most individual nominations of the year with four nominations each, the first year that more than one person has received that many nominations in a single year. No one has ever had more than four nominations in a single year, though five others tie this record (Ian McKellen in 2003, Natalie Portman in 2004, Anne Hathaway in 2012, Chloë Grace Moretz in 2013, and Scarlett Johansson in 2014).
  • For the second year in a row, and for only the second time in Cosmo history, the winner or one of the winners (in the event of a tie) of Best Film did not also win for either of the two major genre awards: Best Drama or Best Comedy (which was Best Comedy/Musical in some years). In 2015, The Martian won Best Film but wasn’t even nominated for either of the two major genre awards. In 2014, Boyhood won Best Film but similarly wasn’t nominated for either of the two major genre awards.
  • The Martian is the first Best Picture winner in Cosmo history to not win any other awards. It was nominated for a total of ten awards.
  • Cate Blanchett, who received four individual nominations in 2015 (including one win), has received a total of 20 individual Cosmo nominations, more than any other individual, and has won five individual awards, also the most. Ian McKellen, who was nominated and won this year’s Best Actor of All Time Lifetime Achievement, has received the second-most individual nominations, 14, but Julianne Moore and Charlize Theron are tied for receiving the second most number of awards with four each. 
  • Cate Blanchett also hold the record for receiving nominations in the most years of the awards (ten out of the awards’ 12 years), followed by Ian McKellen, Rosalind Russell, and Meryl Streep who have received nominations in eight out of 12 years. Cate Blanchett also holds the record for the most years winning an award, having won awards in five of the ten years she was nominated.

Overall as of the 2015 Awards


  • Rosalind Russell’s three individual awards over eight individual nominations are both records for anyone whose career and lifespan predates the origination of the Cosmique Movie Awards. Her most recent nomination was at the 2012 awards.
  • A total of 567 performers and directors have received at least one individual nomination over the years. Of these, 381 (67%) have only received nominations in a single year. Of the 186 (33%) who’ve received nominations in multiple years, 89 (16%) have received nominations in two different years, 51 (9%) have received nominations in three different years, 24 (4%) received nominations in four different years, and 22 (4%) have received nominations in five or more years.
  • Of the 567 performers and directors who have received nominations over the years, 337 (59%) have only received one nomination, while another 103 (18%) have received just two nominations over the years. Of these 103, 41 of them received both nominations the same year. The remaining 127 people have received three or more nominations over the years.
  • Of the individuals who’ve only been nominated in a single year, Rooney Mara holds the record for the most individual nominations with four, followed by Sean Astin and Katharine Hepburn with three each.
  • Nicole Kidman continues to hold the record for the most individual nominations (ten nominations over seven years) without winning an individual award. She has also shared in five ensemble nominations but none of them won, tying with Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, and Julia Roberts for the most ensemble nominations without an ensemble win. But Berry, Lawrence, and Roberts all have individual wins.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

Best Films of All Time

Winner


  • The Shawshank Redemption

Additional Nominees


  • Amadeus
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Best Actresses of All Time

Winner


  • Helen Mirren

Additional Nominees


  • Anne Bancroft
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Norma Shearer
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Holly Woodlawn

Best Actors of All Time

Winner


  • Ian McKellen

Additional Nominees


  • Matt Damon
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Tom Hanks
  • Michael Keaton
  • Ben Kingsley

Best Comedic Actresses of All Time

Winner


  • Betty White

Additional Nominees


  • Tallulah Bankhead
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Imogene Coca
  • Kathleen Turner
  • Leslie Ann Warren

Best Comedic Actors of All Time

Winner


  • Eddie Murphy

Additional Nominees


  • Jim Carrey
  • John Cleese
  • John Goodman
  • Paul Lynde
  • Bruce Willis


Best Overall of 2015

Best Film of 2015

Winner


  • The Martian

Additional Nominees


  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Revenant
  • Room

Best Director of a 2015 Film

Winner


  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Additional Nominees


  • Todd Haines – Carol
  • Tom Hooper – The Danish Girl
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Script of a 2015 Film

Winner


  • Ex Machina

Additional Nominees


  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • Man From Reno
  • The Martian
  • Room

Best Cinematography, Art Direction or Set Design for a 2015 Film

Winner


  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Additional Nominees


  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Crimson Peak
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Costume Design or Make-Up for a 2015 Film

Winners (tie)


  • Cinderella
  • Mr. Holmes

Additional Nominees


  • Black Mass
  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • Pan

Best Visual Effects for a 2015 Film

Winner


  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Additional Nominees


  • Crimson Peak
  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • The Martian
  • Spectre

Favorite Cinematic Guilty Pleasure of 2015

Winner


  • The Overnight

Additional Nominees


  • Magic Mike XXL
  • San Andreas
  • Ted 2
  • Unfinished Business
  • Vacation

Best Use of (Gratuitous?) Nudity in a 2015 Film

Winner


  • The Danish Girl

Additional Nominees


  • Angels With Tethered Wings
  • Brooklyn Bizarre
  • Drown
  • Hard to Be a God
  • Unfinished Business


Best Performances of 2015

Best Actress of 2015

Winner


  • Brie Larson – Room

Additional Nominees


  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Sarah Snook – Predestination


Best Actor of 2015

Winner


  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Additional Nominees


  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  • Tom Hanks – Bridge of Spies
  • Ian McKellen – Mr. Holmes
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl


Best Supporting Actress of 2015

Winner


  • Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Additional Nominees


  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Sarah Paulson – Carol
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl


Best Supporting Actor of 2015

Winner


  • Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Additional Nominees


  • Benicio Del Toro – Sicario
  • Robert DeNiro – Joy
  • Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Michael Keaton – Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies


Best Young Actress of 2015

Winner


  • Elle Fanning – Trumbo

Additional Nominees


  • Kennedi Clements – Poltergeist
  • Isabella Crovetti-Cramp – Joy
  • Kaitlyn Dias – Inside Out
  • Abby Ryder Fortson – Ant-Man
  • Odeya Rush – Goosebumps


Best Young Actor of 2015

Winner


  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

Additional Nominees


  • Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
  • Asa Butterfield – A Brilliant Young Mind
  • Levi Miller – Pan
  • Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
  • Ty Simpkins – Jurassic World


Best Ensemble Cast of 2015

Winner


  • Spotlight

Additional Nominees


  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


Sexiest Ensemble Cast of 2015

Winner


  • Magic Mike XXL

Additional Nominees


  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • The Boy Next Door
  • Furious 7
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service


Favorite Male Heroic Character of 2015

Winner


  • Harrison Ford – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Additional Nominees


  • Jamie Bell – Fantastic Four
  • Daniel Craig – Spectre
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Taron Egerton – Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Chris Pratt – Jurassic World


Favorite Female Heroic Character of 2015

Winners – tie


  • Carrie Fisher – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Additional Nominees


  • Jessica Chastain – The Martian
  • Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Rooney Mara – Pan
  • Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Male Villain of 2015

Winner


  • James Spader – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Additional Nominees


  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  • Domhnall Gleeson – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Hugh Jackman – Pan
  • Samuel L. Jackson – Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Christoph Waltz – Spectre


Best Female Villain of 2015

Winner


  • Cate Blanchett – Cinderella

Additional Nominees


  • Rose Byrne – Spy
  • Jessica Chastain – Crimson Peak
  • Gwendoline Christie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Julianne Moore – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Tilda Swinton – Trainwreck


Actor’s Character from a 2015 Film You Would Most Like to be Intimate With

Winner


  • Matt Bomer – Magic Mike XXL

Additional Nominees


  • Ben Barnes – Seventh Son
  • Zac Efron – We Are Your Friends
  • Adrian Grenier – Entourage
  • Ryan Guzman – The Boy Next Door
  • Jeremy Irvine – Stonewall


Actress’ Character from a 2015 Film You Would Most Like to be Intimate With

Winner


  • Scarlett Johnasson – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Additional Nominees


  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Sophie Cookson – Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Naomie Harris – Spectre
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Léa Seydoux – Spectre


Best by Genre of 2015

Best Action/Adventure Film of 2015

Winner


  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Additional Nominees


  • Jurassic World
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Spectre


Best Animated Film of 2015

Winner


  • Inside Out

Additional Nominees


  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie


Best Comedic Film of 2015

Winner


  • What We Do in the Shadows

Additional Nominees


  • Entourage
  • Joy
  • The Overnight
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck


Best Documentary Film of 2015

Winner


  • Amy

Additional Nominees


  • Batkid Begins
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • Iris
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Where to Invade Next?


Best Dramatic Film of 2015

Winner


  • The Revenant

Additional Nominees


  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Hateful Eight


Best Fantasy Film of 2015

Winner


  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

Additional Nominees


  • The Age of Adaline
  • Cinderella
  • Crimson Peak
  • It Follows
  • Pan


Best Historical Film of 2015

Winner


  • The Revenant

Additional Nominees


  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Danish Girl
  • Legend
  • Steve Jobs
  • Trumbo


Best Horror/Thriller Film of 2015

Winner


  • Goodnight Mommy

Additional Nominees


  • Bone Tomahawk
  • Crimson Peak
  • Krampus
  • The Lazarus Effect
  • What We Do in the Shadows


Best Musical Film of 2015

Winner


  • Pitch Perfect 2

Additional Nominees


  • Amy
  • The Last Five Years
  • Love & Mercy
  • Ricki and the Flash
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?


Best Mystery/Suspense Film of 2015

Winner


  • Ex Machina

Additional Nominees


  • Crimson Peak
  • The Gift
  • Man From Reno
  • Mr. Holmes
  • Predestination


Best Queer/LGBT Film of 2015

Winner


  • Carol

Additional Nominees


  • The Danish Girl
  • Freeheld
  • Grandma
  • I Am Michael
  • Tangerine


Best Science Fiction Film of 2015

Winner


  • Ex Machina

Additional Nominees


  • Ant-Man
  • Jurassic World
  • The Martian
  • Predestination
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Superhero Film of 2015

Winner


  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

Additional Nominees


  • Ant-Man
  • Batkid Begins
  • Fantastic Four
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Favorite San Francisco Film of 2015

Winners – tie


  • Ant-Man
  • Inside Out

Additional Nominees


  • The Age of Adaline
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Man From Reno
  • When the World Came to San Francisco


Worst of 2015 Winners

Most Overrated Film of 2015


“Winner”


  • Fifty Shades of Grey

Additional Nominees


  • Chappie
  • Creed
  • Fantastic Four
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mortdeca


Worst Film of 2015


“Winners” – tie


  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Pixels

Additional Nominees


  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  • Taken 3


Worst Performance of 2015

Winner


  • Jennifer Lopez – The Boy Next Door

Additional Nominees


  • Tom Cruise – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • Will Farrell – Get Hard
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – Mortdecai
  • Adam Sandler – Pixels
  • Shailene Woodley – The Divergent Series: Insurgent


Friday, March 25, 2016

2015 Cosmo Trivia


  • Carol is the most-nominated film of 2015 with 14 nominations, followed by The Martian with 10 nominations and The Danish Girl, The Revenant, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens with nine nominations each.
  • Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara each received four individual and one ensemble nomination, tying for the most-nominated individuals at the Twelfth Cosmique Movie Awards. They beat out Matt Damon, who received three individual and one ensemble nomination.
  • Cate Blanchett is the most-nominated individual in Cosmo history. Prior to this year, she had received 16 individual and 5 ensemble nominations, winning 4 individual and 2 ensemble awards over the years. Her nominations this year brings her total to 20 individual and 6 ensemble nominations.
  • Ian McKellen is the most-nominated male performer in Cosmo history, with his two nominations this year bringing him up to 14 individual and 9 ensemble nominations. He’s been nominated for heroes and villains, and a record seven times for Best Supporting Actor, but this year marks the his first Cosmo nomination for a lead acting award as well as his first nomination for a Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame award.
  • A total of 92 individuals received Cosmo nominations this year. Of these, 50 of them (48 performers and two directors) received their first nominations ever while 42 have been also been nominated in previous years.
  • Of the six nominees for Best Director, four have been nominated before while it is the first nomination for two of them: Tom McCarthy for Spotlight and George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road. Tom Hooper (The Danish Girl) is the only Best Director nominee to have more than one previous nomination. None of the nominees have won before.
  • Seven actors – Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton, Ian McKellen, and Helen Mirren – received Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement nominations this year as well as nominations for awards for 2015 films. This is the largest number of actors to be nominated for Lifetime Achievements in the same year that they were also nominated for other awards.
  • Rooney Mara was nominated for both leading and supporting awards for her performance in Carol, reflecting Cosmo voters’ confusion in how to best categorize her role. That has happened several times before in Cosmo history: Richard Gere in Chicago (2002); Ellen Degeneres in Finding Nemo (2003); Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation (2003); Natalie Portman in Closer (2004); and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls (2006). Degeneres, Johansson, and Hudson all won for Supporting Actress.
  • Many of the actors nominated for the Worst Performance award are repeat offenders. This is Shailene Woodley’s second nomination for this award, Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler’s third, and Jennifer Lopez’ fourth. Tom Cruise has “won” once before while Adam Sandler has “won” twice. Although this is Gwyneth Paltrow’s first nomination for Worst Performance, she was named Most Overrated Actress of All Time at the first Cosmique Movie Awards.
  • All six nominees for Best Actress were nominated for films with single-word titles. This includes Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara for Carol, Brie Larson for Room, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn, and Sarah Snook for Predestination. This has never happened for any award ever before in the history of the Cosmos. In fact, every award category prior to 2015 had at least two nominees with multi-word titles. (In 2015, Inside Out was the only multi-word nominee for Best Animated Film, the only other time this has even come close to having a category with only single-word nominees.)
  • Naomie Harris is the second African American “Bond Girl” to receive a nomination for Actress’ Character You Would Most Like to be Intimate With, which she received for her performance in Spectre. Halle Berry was nominated for and won the award for her performance in Die Another Day in 2002, the year that award was first introduced.