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.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Nominees: Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame

Best Films of All Time


  • Amadeus
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • 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


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


Best Actors of All Time


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


Best Comedic Actresses of All Time


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


Best Comedic Actors of All Time


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


Nominees: Best Overall of 2015

Best Film of 2015


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


Best Director of a 2015 Film


  • Todd Haines – Carol
  • Tom Hooper – The Danish Girl
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian


Best Script of a 2015 Film


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


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


  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Crimson Peak
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Costume Design or Make-Up for a 2015 Film


  • Black Mass
  • Carol
  • Cinderella
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mr. Holmes
  • Pan


Best Visual Effects for a 2015 Film


  • Crimson Peak
  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • The Martian
  • Spectre
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Favorite Cinematic Guilty Pleasure of 2015


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


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


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


Nominees: Best Performances of 2015

Best Actress of 2015


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

Best Actor of 2015


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


Best Supporting Actress of 2015


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


Best Supporting Actor of 2015


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


Best Young Actress of 2015


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

Best Young Actor of 2015


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


Best Ensemble Cast of 2015


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


Sexiest Ensemble Cast of 2015


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


Favorite Male Heroic Character of 2015


  • Jamie Bell – Fantastic Four
  • Daniel Craig – Spectre
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Taron Egerton – Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Harrison Ford – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Chris Pratt – Jurassic World


Favorite Female Heroic Character of 2015


  • Jessica Chastain – The Martian
  • Carrie Fisher – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Rooney Mara – Pan
  • Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Male Villain of 2015


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


Best Female Villain of 2015


  • Cate Blanchett – Cinderella
  • 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


  • Ben Barnes – Seventh Son
  • Matt Bomer – Magic Mike XXL
  • 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


  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Sophie Cookson – Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Naomie Harris – Spectre
  • Scarlett Johnasson – Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Léa Seydoux – Spectre


Nominees: Best by Genre of 2015

Best Action/Adventure Film of 2015


  • Jurassic World
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Spectre


Best Animated Film of 2015


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


Best Comedic Film of 2015


  • Entourage
  • Joy
  • The Overnight
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck
  • What We Do in the Shadows


Best Documentary Film of 2015


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

Best Dramatic Film of 2015


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


Best Fantasy Film of 2015


  • The Age of Adaline
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Cinderella
  • Crimson Peak
  • It Follows
  • Pan


Best Historical Film of 2015


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


Best Horror/Thriller Film of 2015


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


Best Musical Film of 2015


  • Amy
  • The Last Five Years
  • Love & Mercy
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Ricki and the Flash
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?


Best Mystery/Suspense Film of 2015


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


Best Queer Film of 2015


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

Best Science Fiction Film of 2015


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


Best Superhero Film of 2015


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

Favorite San Francisco Film of 2015


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

Nominees: Worst of 2015

Most Overrated Film of 2015


  • Chappie
  • Creed
  • Fantastic Four
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mortdecai

Worst Film of 2015


  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Pixels
  • Taken 3


Worst Performance of 2015


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



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cosmo nominations are open!

Oscar nominations for the Academy Awards have been announced, and that means that it's time to start casting your nominations for the Twelfth Cosmique Movie Awards.

Upset about the Oscars? Unhappy that no people of color were nominated for acting awards? Mad that Carol wasn't recognized for Best Picture or Best Director? Annoyed that The Martian got nominated for comedic awards at the Golden Globes? The Cosmos are your opportunity to show who you think should have been nominated instead.

And we have plenty of awards for things they don't recognize, either. Awards for favorite heroes and villains, as well as for Action Adventure, Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Superhero films, among other genre awards. Sexy awards like Sexiest Ensemble, characters you most want to be intimate with, and best nudity -- gratuitous or otherwise. Plus dishonorable mentions for worst film, most overrated film, and worst performance.

Timeline


  • Sunday, February 14, 2016 - Nomination ballots are due by midnight
  • Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Nominations announced, final ballots open
  • TBD - Final ballots due
  • TBD - Winners announced

Preparing to Vote (Optional)


If you wish, download one of our lists of eligible films to refresh your memory of what you've seen this year.


Casting Your Nominations


Long story, but the web form ballot is currently not working. We have ballots in MS Word and in plain text formats. Download either one, fill it out at your leisure, and email it to ballots@cosmomovieawards.com no later than midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2016.


If you've returned a ballot and want to make a change, just email us before Sunday, February 14 and explain the changes you would like to make.