MovieMuse Academy Awards 2016 – Part 2

In part two of the MovieMuse Awards we bring you the writing and ‘supporting’ categories…

 

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Ex Machina

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, Spotlight, Inside Out, Ex Machina, Straight Outta Compton, The Hateful Eight.

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, Spotlight, Inside Out, Ex Machina, Straight Outta Compton, The Hateful Eight.

What we said: “Alex Garland is an amazing writer, with best selling books like The Beach and The Teseract turned into films and also original screenplays like 28 Days Later, Dredd and Sunshine receiving acclaim. But with Ex Machina he has made the jump into the world of Writer/Director. One of the most stylish films of the year. Ex Machina delivers an interesting and intriguing take on not only the moral and ethical questions of artificial consciousness, but also on the power of information in the Google age.”

 

Runner Up: Spotlight

Oscar Winner: Spotlight

BAFTA Winner: Spotlight


Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: Steve Jobs

Nominees: The Big Short, Carol, Brooklyn, Steve Jobs, Room, The Martian.

Nominees: The Big Short, Carol, Brooklyn, Steve Jobs, Room, The Martian.

What we said: “The writing, the acting, the production, the music and the direction are all top notch and it is easy to see why the film is already being tipped for success in the awards season. Winslet in particular (apart from a strange increase in Polish-ness between the first and second acts) is outstanding. It maybe shies away from some of the darker parts of Jobs and its fictional retelling of a true story won’t be to everyone’s taste. But if you have a passing interest in the life of a flawed visionary rather than the products he helped create, then the film is essential viewing.”

 

Runner Up: The Big Short

Oscar Winner: The Big Short

BAFTA Winner: The Big Short


Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Sylvestor Stallone (Creed)

Nominees: Christian Bale - The Big Short, Tom Hardy - The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight, Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies, Sylvester Stallone - Creed, Benicio del Toro - Sicario, Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation.

Nominees: Christian Bale – The Big Short, Tom Hardy – The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight, Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies, Sylvester Stallone – Creed, Benicio del Toro – Sicario, Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation.

What we said: “Many will see an awards nomination for Stallone as mere nostalgia and sentimentalism, however that would do a great disservice to a fine performance where he evolves Rocky from the happy go lucky Italian Stallion into a world-weary old man. The way Stallone has blended the characters of Rocky, Apollo and Mickey into his new persona shows a man who understands his character and where his life should lead. This is probably not the last time we will see Rocky in a movie, but it his performance in Creed has put to bed any worries that he might one day put on the gloves for one (more) last fight.”

 

Runner Up: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Should have been nominated: Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)

Should not have been nominated: Christian Bale (The Big Short)

Oscar Winner: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

BAFTA Winner: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)


Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Nominees: Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight, Rooney Mara - Carol, Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina, Julie Walters - Brooklyn, Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs, Rachel McAdams - Spotlight.

Nominees: Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight, Rooney Mara – Carol, Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina, Julie Walters – Brooklyn, Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs, Rachel McAdams – Spotlight.

What we said: “With such a great ensemble cast there should be something in the film for everyone, but whether there is enough will be a matter of taste. Jackson, Russell, Goggins and in particular the brilliant Jennifer Jason Leigh (who provides all of the best comedic moments in the film) give stand out performances and she at least should be in demand during awards season.”

 

Runner Up: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Oscar Winner: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

BAFTA Winner: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

 


In the final part part of out movie awards, we will call out the big hitters with acting, directing and best picture awards!

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